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Consul General

Randhir Jaiswal is a career diplomat. He joined the Indian Foreign  Service in 1998. In his over two decades of diplomatic career so far, he has served in Portugal, Cuba, South Africa and at the Permanent Mission of India in New York. 

In between his overseas assignments, he served in New Delhi at the Ministry of External Affairs, first as Deputy Secretary  looking after India’s relations with the United States of America, and then as Joint Secretary  managing India’s relations with West European countries. In the middle of 2017, he was deputed to serve the President of India as Joint Secretary managing his international relations portfolio. He serves as Consul General of India in New York from 19 July 2020.

Randhir Jaiswal is passionate about sports, environment, culture, monuments, old cities and cuisines. He is deeply interested in strategic, sustainable development and public policy issues. He has been part of India’s delegation at various Climate Change Conferences and was the lead negotiator for the G-77 countries at the RIO+20 Conference held in Brazil in 2012. 

He holds a Masters degree in History from Delhi University, India.

He speaks Hindi, English, Portuguese and Spanish and is conversant with several dialects of Bihar, India.

He is married to Dr. Abha Jaiswal, a public health expert. They have two daughters.