Randhir Jaiswal Assumes Charge as Consul General of India in New York

A 1998 Indian Foreign Service officer, Randhir Jaiswal, on July 19, assumed charge as Consul General of India in New York

I.S. Saluja

NEW DELHI (TIP): Ambassador Randhir Kumar Jaiswal , on July 19, assumed charge as Consul General of India in New York . He has succeeded Ambassador Sandeep Chakravorty  who remained Consul General from April 2017 to June 2020.

Ambassador Jaiswal ‘s last posting was as  Joint Secretary cum Social Secretary to the President of India Ramnath Kovind . A 1998 Indian Foreign Service officer, Jaiswal headed  the foreign affairs office of the Rashtrapati Bhavan and advised  the President on India’s foreign policy. He had earlier served as Consul General of India in Johannesburg ,South Africa.

Ambassador Jaiswal (right), on arrival in New York, was received by the acting Consul General Shatrughna Sinha (left)

Jaiswal is no stranger to New York. He had earlier worked as a Counselor at the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations in New York.

Speaking with the editor of The Indian Panorama on July 23, Ambassador Jaiswal  spelt out  in brief  his  priorities which include nourishing and  strengthening the already strong bonds between India and US, and exploring  new areas of cooperation and relationship in diverse fields of  economy, trade, technology, and   culture etc.

Ambassador Jaiswal added  that serving the Indian Diaspora remains the primary focused concern of  the Consulate. The strengthening of multi-stake holders relationship will be another priority, he said.

 

 

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