The newly appointed Consul General in New York engages with the Indian diaspora


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The newly appointed Consul General in New York, Mr Binaya Srikanta Pradhan, engaged with leaders of key community organizations. He assured them of the consulate’s unwavering commitment to the welfare of the Indian diaspora. The new Consul General has been engaging with the members of the Indian and American communities. Recently he met with them in Albany, the New York State Capital. Mr Pradhan touched upon their vital role in representing India and contributing to the American landscape.  

He also met with the Indian students at the University at Albany, assuring of the Consulate’s continued support for Indian students and faculty. Mr Pradhan also encouraged them to celebrate India’s vibrancy and diversity on campus and beyond.

Mr Binaya Srikanta Pradhan is a career diplomat of the 2002 batch of the Indian Foreign Service. He speaks English, Russian, Hindi, and Odiya languages. His diplomatic career includes senior roles in Indian Embassies in Moscow, Turkmenistan, and Pakistan from 2004 to 2012. During 2012-14, he managed India’s relations with Afghanistan and Iran at the Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi.

From 2014 to 2019, Mr. Pradhan served as the Chief of Staff to the Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Government of India. His international engagements extended to being the Deputy Chief of Mission in the Embassy of India, Moscow, from June 2019 to July 2021.

Prior to his current role as Consul General of India, New York, he held the position of High Commissioner of India to Tanzania and Permanent Representative to the East African Community (EAC) from August 2021 to January 2024. During this period India- Tanzania relationship was elevated to ‘Strategic Partnership’ and the first overseas campus of the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras in Zanzibar, Tanzania was set up.

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