Gautam Bambawale, who has been appointed the Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan, on Tuesday said that he would make all efforts to strengthen the relations between the two Asian neighbours.
“My work is that of an ambassador of India to Pakistan. We want to improve the relationship between Indian and Pakistan. We want to strengthen our relationship between Indian and Pakistan and that will be my effort while I am posted there,” Bambawale said.
“The instruction given to me was to reach Pakistan at the earliest. So, I am going to cross over and reach there. The two governments are in touch with each other, we will have to wait and see what would be the next step,” he added when asked about the Foreign Secretary-level talks.
The Foreign Secretary-level talks appear to be unlikely this week with India taking the stand that Pakistan has to act on the leads given to it about the terror attack on the Pathankot air base.