Pak-India relations face many challenges; Gautam

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LAHORE: Former Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan, Gautam Bambawale, said on Wednesday that the two countries’ relationship witnessed several challenges in the last two years.
Bambawale made the comments while exiting the country via the Wagah Border crossing. The diplomat claimed that he is satisfied after “having done a lot” during his stint in Islamabad. He added that he hopes to come back to Pakistan but cannot say when that will happen. During Bambawale’s tenure, Pakistan-India relations witnessed several lows, with the most notable being the arrest of Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav from Balochistan in 2016. Moreover, the repeated cross-border violations from India in Kashmir, as well as the Working Boundary, have marred relations between the two countries.
The diplomat was recently posted as the Indian ambassador in China. Ajay Bisaria will now take over as India’s new high commissioner to Pakistan. Bisaria was serving as Indian’s envoy to Poland.