India High Commissioner to the UK visits Buckingham Palace

By Simon Jones

YK Sinha, India’s 26th high commissioner to the UK since 1947 presented his credentials to Her Majesty the Queen at her Buckingham Palace residence in a formal ceremony on Wednesday

The visit was marking the India-UK year of culture, and the High Commissioner was keen to pass on greetings to Her Majesty the Queen from India’s President, Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

High Commissioner Sinha is the 26th High Commissioner of India to the UK since 1947. He was earlier posted as High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka and took up his assignment as the High Commissioner of India to the UK in December 2016.

Mr Sinha reiterated the commitment of the Government of India to work towards implementation of the roadmap agreed between the two countries during the visit of the UK Prime Minister to India in November 2016. Her Majesty the Queen expressed happiness at the various initiatives being taken by both countries to further enhance the bilateral relations.

After the presentation of Credentials, the High Commissioner and Mrs Sinha hosted a reception at their residence for dignitaries including Members of Parliament, senior officials from the UK Government, Heads of Diplomatic Missions in the UK and representatives from the Indian community, business groups and media.

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