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New Indian Consul General Dr Aman Puri arrives in Dubai

Dhanusha Gokulan (Principal Correspondent)/Dubai
dhanusha@khaleejtimes.com Filed on July 15, 2020
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Dr Puri will officially take charge on Sunday.

Indian diplomat Dr Aman Puri has arrived in the UAE, and will officially take charge as the Consul General of India in Dubai on Sunday, July 19, Khaleej Times has learnt.

Consul press, information and culture, Neeraj Agarwal, confirmed the reports and said, "As per UAE government health protocols, Dr Puri will be in quarantine till Saturday and will officially take charge of the Consulate on Sunday."

Dr Puri arrived in Dubai after serving as Consul General of the Indian mission in Birmingham, UK. His predecessor Vipul, who has been in the UAE since April 2017, left Dubai for his next posting in Delhi on July 11.

The 44-year-old Dr 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@khaleejtimes.com

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Dhanusha Gokulan

Originally from India, Dhanusha Gokulan has been working as a journalist for 10 years. She has a keen interest in writing about issues that plague the common person, and will never turn down a human interest story. She completed her Bachelor in Arts in Journalism, Economics, and English Literature from Mangalore University in 2008. In her spare time, she dabbles with some singing/songwriting, loves travelling, and Audible is her favourite mobile application. Tweet at her @wordjunkie88


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