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Will prepare ground for better ties with Pakistan: New high commissioner

Before leaving to Pakistan, he paid obeisance at the Golden Temple and hoped that relations between both countries would improve.

punjab Updated: Dec 13, 2017 16:16 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Amritsar
Attari-Wagah border,Ajay Basria,Partition Museum
The new Indian high commissioner to Pakistan, Ajay Basria and his wife at the Partition Museum in Amritsar.(HT Photo)

The new Indian high commissioner to Pakistan, Ajay Basria, said that he would prepare a ground at the diplomatic level to normalise ties between the two countries.

Before leaving for the neighbouring country via the Attari-Wagah checkpoint, he paid obeisance at the Golden Temple and hoped that relations between both countries would improve.

Bisaria, a senior Indian diplomat and the 25th high commissioner to Pakistan, also visited the Partition Museum in Amritsar. Museum chief executive officer (CEO) Malika Ahluwalia was present.

The Border Security Force gave him a ceremonial guard of honour at Attari border. Basria is taking over from outgoing high commissioner Gautam Bambawale. Earlier, he was India’s envoy to Poland.

First Published: Dec 13, 2017 16:16 IST