Warm send off to the outgoing Indian High Commissioner Dr. A M Gondane
By SAT News Desk
MELBOURNE, 11 September: The outgoing Indian High Commissioner in Australia, Dr. A M Gondane today said relations between India and Australia had progressed but talks on a free trade pact between the two countries remain conclusive. The High Commissioner mentioned the importance of the rising number of Indian students in Australia and Melbourne being their main destination.
Mr. Gondane also without naming Kashmir, detailed the Indian government’s recent steps there and wanted the Indian diaspora to clarify any issues they have with the Indian diplomatic missions. He was addressing a select gathering at the Indian Consulate called to catch up with him as he has ended his three years’ term as the High Commissioner in Canberra.
The Indian Consul in Melbourne presented a memento to him appreciating his personality and the work he did in Australia.
Mr. Gondane refused to name his successor, when asked by SAT but said the name was being finalized and is likely to be known by next month.
The outgoing High Commissioner mixed and talked with community members and others present and posed for photographs.