Aman Puri to take charge as India's new consul general in Dubai

Dhanusha Gokulan (Principal Correspondent)/Dubai Filed on July 1, 2020 | Last updated on July 1, 2020 at 06.37 am
Aman Puri, Dubai, Indian consul general, Vipul, Indian Foreign Service

He has served at the Indian mission to the EU, Belgium and Luxembourg, based at Brussels, in 2005-08. He was also posted in Chandigarh.

Aman Puri, who is currently in charge of the Indian Consulate in Birmingham, UK, will be the next Consul General of India in Dubai.

Incumbent Consul-General Vipul, who took charge of the mission in April 2017, will leave for his next posting in New Delhi on July 7 on a Vande Bharat Mission repatriation flight. "Dr Puri will take charge mid-July," Vipul told Khaleej Times.

44-year-old Puri, a former dentist, is a member of the Indian Foreign Service, having joined the service in 2003. He served at the Indian mission to the European Union, Belgium and Luxembourg, based at Brussels, in 2005-08. He served at the Passport Office in Chandigarh for little over a year from 2009-10.

Subsequently, he held the office of Deputy Chief of the Protocol (Ceremonial) from 2010-2013, and his responsibilities included organising the foreign visits of Prime Minister of India, and the incoming visits at the level of heads of States/Heads of Government, Vice Presidents and Foreign Ministers.

Dr Puri was the Regional Passport Officer, New Delhi from 2013-16, during which period many citizen centric measures were implemented by the Ministry of External Affairs.


Dhanusha Gokulan

Originally from India, Dhanusha Gokulan has been working as a journalist for over ten years. For Khaleej Times, she covers NRI affairs, civil aviation, and immigration issues among other things. She completed her BA in Journalism, Economics and English Literature from Mangalore University in 2008 and is currently pursuing her MA in Leadership and Innovation in Contemporary Media at the American University in Dubai. In her spare time, she dabbles with some singing/songwriting, loves food, and is mom to an over-enthusiastic Labrador retriever. Tweet at her @shootsprintrite.

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