Consulate General of India-New York
Position: Director of PP & R [Policy Planning & Research] Division
The Policy Planning and Research Division conducts research and prepares briefs and background papers for top policy makers and ministry officials. The briefs cover wide-ranging issues relating to India’s foreign policy and role in the changing international environment, and background papers provide information on issues concerning international developments.
h3. Clearance: Top Secret (Former UN Consultant-Indian Delegation)
Mr. Patel was born in 1953. He holds a Masters Degree in Political Science from Allahabad University. He joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1976.
Mr. Patel has taken over as Consul General of India, New York in September 2008. Earlier, he has served in the following capacities:· Ambassador of India to Morocco – July 2004 – August 2008 · Joint Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi – Dec 2001 – July 2004 · Ambassador of India to Kuwait – September 1998 – December 2001 · Consul General of India, Dubai [UAE] – August 1994 – August 1998 · Counsellor, Embassy of India, Tehran [Iran] – October 1991 – August 1994 · First Secretary, Embassy of India, Geneva [Switzerland] April 1988 – Sept 1991 · Deputy Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi – May 1985 – April 1988 · Consul/First Secretary, Embassy of India, Karachi[Pakistan] Dec 1981-May 1985 · Third Secretary, Embassy of India, Cairo [Egypt] – July 1978 – December 1981
He is married to Mrs. Chandini Dayal.