India's high commissioner to Pakistan Gautam H. Bambawale has been appointed as next ambassador to China.
"Gautam H. Bambawale, (IFS: 1984), presently High Commissioner of India to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the People's Republic of China," the External Affairs Ministry said.
Bambawale is believed to be an expert on China. He will replace Vijay Gokhale in China.
He is expected to take up the assignment shortly, the statement added. (ANI)