Islamabad: On Tuesday, T.C.A. Raghavan, India’s High Commissioner to Pakistan, who lays down office next month, met Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Gautam H. Bambawale, at present Indian ambassador to Bhutan, will succeed Raghavan as India’s new high commissioner to Pakistan.
Media reports noted that the meeting saw Nawaz and Raghavan discussing bilateral issues and the envoy’s role during his stay as the high commissioner in Pakistan. Raghavan was appointed Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan in June 2013.
Raghavan previously served as deputy high commissioner in Islamabad from 2003 to 2007. He was known as a diplomat with a thorough understanding of Pakistan’s political dynamics. Raghavan has also served in key diplomatic assignments in Pakistan, the United Kingdom, Bhutan, and Kuwait since he joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1982. Prior to his tenure as the Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan, Raghavan served as the Indian High Commissioner to Singapore