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About The Consulate  

Consul General


Consul General of India to Herat, Afghanistan

Kumar Gaurav assumed charge as Consul General of India to Herat, Afghanistan on August 16, 2017. Gaurav is a member of the prestigious Indian Foreign Service, having joined the service in 2011.

Kumar Gaurav has previously served at the Embassy of India, Brussels as Second Secretary and dealt with important institution of the European Parliament and administration wing of the Embassy. He also served in the Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi as Officer Trainee in Central Europe Division.

He has a Masters Degree in History from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi while he completed his BA (Hons) in History from Hansraj College, Delhi University. He is proficient in French.

He is married to Mrs. Akansha Shankaran and they have one son. He is a passionate sports enthusiast, a music lover and a cinephile.

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