Indian High Commission in U.K sets up response unit for diaspora

A ten-member Public Response Unit has been set up in the Indian High Commission in London to provide instant service to the diaspora.

Speaking as a chief guest at the 72nd Independence Day celebrations at the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan in London on Wednesday, India's High Commissioner to the U.K, Ruchi Ghanashyam said the Public Response Unit has been set up to resolve the problems of people, "if possible on phone itself."

"Your High Commission is a phone call away. We want to take the service to the door step of people in the U.K," she said.

Ghanashyam also paid tribute to former external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj, who passed away on Tuesday after suffering a cardiac arrest.

She described her as a person who gave "new orientation to the external affairs ministry."

"As external affairs minister she gave us lead to give better services to the people - whether they are living in India or abroad," the Indian envoy said.

She said that Sushma was one of the tallest leaders of India in the recent past and, "we celebrate the contributions she made through her dedication."