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.
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.