New Indian Consul General takes charge in Dubai
Dubai: Indian diplomat Vipul has taken charge as the new Consul General of India in Dubai. A 1998 batch Indian Foreign Service officer who uses only his first name, Vipul announced that he had assumed office through the official Twitter account of the Indian Consulate in Dubai on Sunday. In the tweet, he said he looked forward to contribute to India-UAE relations and the welfare of the Indian community. Before joining the Consulate (वाणिज्य दूतावास) in Dubai, Vipul worked as a joint secretary at the office of India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj for the past three years. He had earlier served at India’s diplomatic missions in Cairo, Colombo and Geneva. In his diplomatic career, he has worked in diverse(विविध) departments including political and commercial relations, development, disarmament(अशस्रीकरण), international security and media, the Indian Consulate’s website said. Vipul did his graduation in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. He also holds an MBA from Indian School of Business, Hyderabad. He is married to Kirti and they have a four-year-old daughter, said the website. He has a good command over the Arabic language, according to a report. Vipul succeeds(सफल होता है) Anurag Bhushan, who returned to New Delhi to take up assignment at the headquarters. The 1995 batch Indian Foreign Service officer had taken charge in Dubai in 2013.