INDIAN High Commissioner to Canada Ajay Bisaria is headed to New Delhi after completing his term in Ottawa on June 30.
He is one of the most talented Indian Foreign Service members and his expertise in East Europe as well as the Eurasia region, coupled with his vast experience in Russian diplomacy and fluency in Russian will surely be an asset to India’s Foreign Affairs Ministry.
Bisaria was private secretary to the then-Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee from 1999 to 2004 and attended more than 50 international meetings with him.
He also served as India’s High Commissioner to Pakistan from December 2017 to February 2020.
In a farewell letter to friends, Bisaria noted: “It has been an eventful tenure over the last two years, with long spells of ‘virtual diplomacy.’ The challenges of this new normal made the assignment more interesting: I had the privilege of greater access and interaction with friends across Canada, even though in-person contact was limited.”