British High Commissioner to India

Sir James David Bevan KCMG

Biography

1982 Joined FCO
1982-83 FCO, Western European Department
1983-84 FCO, Near East and North Africa Department
1984-86 Kinshasa, Second Secretary
1986-90 Brussels (UK Delegation to NATO), First Secretary
1991-92 FCO, European Union Department (External)
1992-93 Paris, First Secretary
1994-98 Washington, First Secretary
1998-2000 FCO, Head of Africa Department (Equatorial)
2000-01 FCO, Head of European Union Department
2002-03 FCO, Director for the Balkans
2003-06 FCO, Director for Africa
2006-07 Harvard University, Visiting Fellow, Centre for International Affairs
2007-11 FCO, Chief Operating Officer and Director General for Corporate Affairs
2011 British High Commissioner to India

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British High Commissioner to India

The High Commissioner is the UK government’s representative in a Commonwealth nation. They are responsible for the direction and work of the High Commission and its Deputy High Commissions and/or Consulates, including political work, trade and investment, press and cultural relations, and visa and consular services.

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  1. Birthday celebrations of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

    • 26 February 2015
    • Speech
  2. Making history: the Gandhi statue, Parliament Square, London

    • 13 December 2014
    • Speech
  3. 'News is what someone wants suppressed. Everything else is just advertising'

    • 11 December 2014
    • Speech
  4. 'Well behaved women seldom make history'

    • 10 December 2014
    • Speech
  5. Expectations from India in the emerging world order

    • 18 September 2014
    • Speech
  6. Afghanistan and its neighbourhood

    • 22 April 2014
    • Speech
  7. Britain makes wonderful things

    • 9 April 2014
    • Speech
  8. Ending sexual violence

    • 31 March 2014
    • Speech
  9. Top ten reasons why Indians should visit Britain

    • 12 March 2014
    • Speech
  10. Why the UK visa service is the best in India

    • 12 March 2014
    • Speech