High Commissioner of India, H.E. Mr Y. K. Sinha presented his credentials to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland at Buckingham Palace on February 15, 2017at 1200 hrs. He was accompanied by his wife, Mrs Girija Sinha, the Deputy High Commissioner and senior officers of the High Commission.
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.
High Commissioner conveyed greetings from the President and Prime Minister of India to Her Majesty the Queen and 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. The High Commissioner thanked her Majesty the Queen for hosting a reception to commence the India-UK year of culture.
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.