UK appoints high commissioner to India
The UK on Tuesday appointed veteran career diplomat Sir Dominic Asquith as its new High Commissioner to India. The 59-year-old Asquith will take over from Sir James Bevan, who joined the UK’s Environment Agency (EA) as chief executive last November, soon after Narendra Modi’s first visit to the UK as Prime Minister. “The Honourable Sir Dominic Asquith KCMG (Knight Commander) has been appointed British High Commissioner to the Republic of India in succession to Sir James Bevan KCMG, who has transferred to a non-governmental public body. Sir Dominic will take up his appointment during March 2016,” a statement said.