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The ‘lost’ opportunity of the PM’s India trip, and other observations from India’s exiting envoy

By Samantha Wright Allen      

Exiting Indian envoy Vikas Swarup talks Kashmir, the prime minister's infamous India visit, trade, and future relations between the two countries.

India’s outgoing High Commissioner to Canada Vikas Swarup leaves Ottawa on Nov. 20 and starts the very next day as India's secretary of consular, passport, visa and overseas Indian affairs, a deputy minister-equivalent post. The Hill Times file photograph

India’s high-profile High Commissioner, Vikas Swarup, had an eventful two-and-a-half years in Canada, visiting every province and territory and giving more than 150 talks, during a term that spanned elections in both countries, a scandal-plagued prime ministerial visit, and heightened tensions in the disputed territory of Kashmir.

Samantha Wright Allen

Samantha Wright Allen is a reporter for The Hill Times.
- swallen@hilltimes.com


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