Geetika Srivastava becomes first woman to lead Indian mission in Pakistan


Geetika Srivastava, a 2005 batch IFS officer will have the honour of becoming the first woman to lead the Indian mission in Pakistan. She currently holds the post of joint secretary at the Ministry of External Affairs.

Geetika will now succeed Dr.M. Suresh Kumar who is likely to return to New Delhi.The Indian and Pakistani missions in Islamabad and New Delhi have been without High Commissioners since August 2019. Ajay Bisaria was the last Indian High Commissioner to Islamabad before Pakistan downgraded the status of the High Commission following the abrogation of Article 370.
Since 1947, there have been 22 heads of the mission and late Sri Prakasa was the first person to take charge as India’s High Commissioner in Pakistan.
Women diplomats from India have served in Pakistan earlier but not in top positions like this and Geetika is the first woman to serve in this post.


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