Pakistani NSA Moeed Yusuf reacts over the media reports of his appointment as High Commissoner to India

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Pakistani NSA Moeed Yusuf reacts over the media reports of his appointment as High Commissoner to India

The prime minister’s special advisor on National Security Moeed Yusuf on Thursday denied reports of him being tipped as High Commissioner to India.

Issuing a statement on Twitter, the aide said the report was "totally made up and baseless."

Earlier, a newspaper report had suggested that there were chances of Yusuf's appointment as High Commissioner to India as both countries have shown positive signs of reconciliation during the past few days.

The report had stated that a "non-career" diplomat was likely to be posted, adding that Yusuf could become the first to be posted in New Delhi.

Yusuf was appointed the PM's aide on national security in December 2019. He was formerly the associate vice president of the Asia centre at the US Institute of Peace in Washington DC.

The author of "Brokering Peace in Nuclear Environments: US Crisis Management in South Asia", Yusuf has taught at Boston University, George Washington University, and Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad. He has also worked at the Brookings Institution, a Washington-based think tank.

He holds a Masters in international relations and a PhD in political science from Boston University.

In 2007, Yusuf co-founded Strategic and Economic Policy Research, a private sector consultancy firm in Pakistan.