LAHORE: Gautam Bambawale, who has been appointed the Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan, has arrived in Lahore through Wagah Border today (Tuesday).
Upon his arrival, the Indian HC said that he will work towards improvement in Pak-India relations.
He said he will play role of a ‘bridge’ between the two countries.
Earlier before his departure from New Delhi, Gautam Bambawale 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.
Earlier on Monday, Indian National Security Adviser Ajit Doval confirmed that FSA level talks will be held as per schedule but he stressed that Pakistan has to act on the leads given to it about the terror attack on the Pathankot air base.