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Sinha is new Indian high commissioner in Britain

Yashvardhan Kumar Sinha
Yashvardhan Kumar Sinha

Senior Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer Yashvardhan Kumar Sinha was on Tuesday (27) appointed as India’s high commissioner to the UK, where he succeeds Navtej Sarna.

Sinha, an IFS officer of the 1981 batch, currently serves as India’s high commissioner to Sri Lanka.

Sarna has been appointed as India’s ambassador to the US, where his first task will be engaging with a new administration in Washington following the November 8 presidential poll

This month, the Indian government appointed 1988-batch IFS officer Taranjit Singh Sandhu as the new high commissioner of India to Sri Lanka to replace Sinha.

Sinha is a seasoned diplomat with a career spanning 35 years. He has handled several assignments at the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and in diplomatic missions in south Asia, the Middle East and Europe.