India’s incumbent Ambassador to Germany Vijay Gokhle (IFS:1981) has been named as India’s next Ambassador to China. Gokhale is considered as one who could handle India’s most complex diplomatic relationship efficiently. Reportedly, he has personally been picked by S Jaishankar (Foreign Secretary) for the challenging task. Ashok Kantha (IFS:1977), the outgoing Ambassador of India in Beijing, will superannuate in next few months.
On the other hand, Gurjit Singh (IFS:1980) has been named as India’s next Ambassador to Germany. Presently serving in Indonesia Gurjit will succeed Vijay Gokhle in Berlin.