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ATTARI: Amidst raging controversy over Pakistan' alleged role in Gujrat elections and meeting of Congress leaders with Pakistan's high commissioner and former ministers, the newly appointed Indian high commissioner to Pakistan Ajay Bisaria crossed over to Pakistan via Attari land border on Tuesday.

While avoiding to comment on any controversial issues, Bisaria, in a brief interaction, told TOI that he was going to Pakistan with a hope to further cement the relations.

"At this historic border, I am going to Pakistan with a hope that the future of our relations should be different from that of past" he said adding that he would strive to strengthen the relations between two nations and make an atmosphere of confidence .

Bisaria, a senior Indian diplomat, is the 25th high commissioner to Pakistan and takes over from outgoing high commissioner Gautam Bambawale. He was previously India's ambassador to Poland.

In a run up to Gujrat assembly elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had alleged that Pakistan was meddling in the Gujrat elations and had also questioned the meeting of Congress leaders with Pakistan officials. In response, spokesperson of Pakistan's ministry of foreign affairs Mohammad Faisal had tweeted on Sunday saying "India should stop dragging Pakistan into its electoral debate and win victories on own strength rather than fabricated conspiracies, which are utterly baseless and irresponsible".

At Attari Border Security Force gave a ceremonial Guard of Honour to Bisaria.

Earlier Bisaria along with his wife visited the Partition Museum and spent time going through the galleries. He also wrote a comment in the visitor's book.