A member of the Indian Foreign Service (IFS) since 1996, has served in India’s Missions in several countries. Prior to becoming Consul General of India in New York in August, 2017, he was the ambassador of India to Peru and Bolivia. Earlier he was India’s deputy chief of mission in Bangladesh. He has also served in Indian embassies in Madrid and Bogota. In India’s Ministry of External Affairs he has held several positions including press relations officer, staff officer to minister and worked on desks dealing with Central Asia, East Asia and China.