Mr Yashvardhan Kumar Sinha who belongs to Indian Foreign Service’s 1981 intake has been appointed as the next High Commissioner of India to the United Kingdom. He will soon replace Mr Navtej Singh Sarna who is moving to the USA to join his new post.
The new high commissioner – Y K Sinha, is expected to take up his assignment shortly. Mr Sinha has recently completed his term as the High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka.
It is reported that the Indian government has also appointed 1988-batch IFS officer Taranjit Singh Sandhu as the next High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka to replace Sinha.
Sinha is a seasoned diplomat and, in his career spanning 35 years, he has handled several important assignments at the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and in Indian diplomatic missions in South Asia, the Middle East, Europe and South Ameria.
Before coming to Sri Lanka, Sinha was Additional Secretary in the Pakistan-Afghanistan-Iran division at the Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi.