Indias New Envoy To China: Pradeep Kumar Rawat

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23 December 2021 Current Affairs:Pradeep Kumar Rawat, a senior Indian diplomat with experience dealing with Chinese diplomats, has been named India’s next Ambassador to China. 

Highlights:

  • The appointment of Rawat comes in the midst of a prolonged border standoff in eastern Ladakh. Rawat is the country’s representative to the Netherlands at the moment.
  • Rawat, a 1990 batch Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer, is currently the country’s envoy to the Netherlands. 
  • When the Doklam border standoff occurred in 2017, he was the MEA’s joint secretary (East Asia). 
  • Before moving to Indonesia as an ambassador, he was part of the early stages of the negotiations.
  • From September 2017 to December 2020, Rawat was India’s envoy to Indonesia and Timor-Leste. 
  • He has already served in Hong Kong and Beijing and speaks Mandarin fluently.

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