New Delhi: Pradeep Kumar Rawat, IFS 1990 batch, who is now Ambassador of India to the Kingdom of the Netherlands has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the People’s Republic of China.
Mr Rawat is expected to take up the assignment shortly, an MEA announcement said. Rawat’s posting comes at a time when India and China have issues along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
India-China relationship also has assumed a special significance in the contexts of RIC, BRICS engagements and also the aftermath of Taliban takeover of reins in Afghanistan.
Rawat was appointed as ambassador to the Netherlands in January 2021.
Rawat is considered a China expert and was once head of the East Asia Division in the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).