India's new High Commissioner arrives in Pakistan

Raghavan reiterated the need to counter terrorism in Pakistan and urged for friendly ties between the two countries.

APP/web Desk July 15, 2013
Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan T.C.A. Raghavan. PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE

ISLAMABAD: India's new High Commissioner to Pakistan, TCA Raghavan along with his wife arrived in Pakistan on Monday and  said that steps should be undertaken to address terrorism, reported Press Trust of India.

Senior officials from the foreign Ministry of Pakistan welcomed the Indian High Commissioner at Wagah Border.

Raghavan said that India wants good and friendly ties with Pakistan, keeping in mind that friendly relations are in the benefit of the citizens of both countries.

He reiterated that steps be taken to counter terrorism.

Raghavan was appointed in India, a day after Nawaz Sharif was sworn in as Prime Minister in Pakistan.

He replaces Sharat Sabharwal, who was earlier given an extension.

It was previously believed that Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh wanted Sabharwal to stay on so that a visit to Pakistan would remain on the cards.

Sources confirmed that Raghavan's appointment will not affect Singh's decision to visit Pakistan, a decision that Singh has yet to make.


GhostRider | 10 years ago | Reply

@bharatvarsh: welcome to the smaller, less populous jungle my friend.

Dhinka Lal | 10 years ago | Reply

Bangash: Very much so. Typically, an officer posted to Pakistan as HC has earned a lot of trust in India as a career professional. Number of cases where next posting was US.

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