Aman Puri will be replacing Vipul as the next Consul General of India in Dubai. Currently in-charge of the Indian Consulate in Birmingham, UK, the 44-year old Puri is a former dentist and a member of the Indian Foreign Service.
Having joined the service in 2003, he served at the Indian mission to the European Union, Belgium and Luxembourg, based at Brussels in 2005-08. He also served at the Passport Office in Chandigarh for more than year in 2009-10.
Thereafter, he held the office of Deputy Chief of the Protocol from 2010-13, which included responsibilities such as organizing foreign visits of Prime Minister of India, and handling incoming visits at the level of Heads of States/Government/Vice Presidents and Foreign Ministers.
From 2013-16, Dr. Puri was the Regional Passport Officer, during which, several citizen-centric measures were implemented by the Ministry of External Affairs. Dr. Puri will take charge as the new Indian Consul-General mid-July.
Meanwhile, the Incumbent Consul-General Vipul, who had taken charge of the mission in April 2017, will be leaving to New Delhi on 7th July on a Vande Bharat Mission (VBM) repatriation flight, for his next positing. He has been at the forefront for India’s largest repatriation mission from the UAE during the COVID-19 pandemic. He ensured the repatriation of tens of thousands of stranded Indians, and after a successful tenure of three years in Dubai, will be boarding the VBM flight to Delhi. He will be accompanied by his aged parents, wife and two small children. As said by Vipul, every Indian leaving the UAE is doing so with a heavy heart and hopes to come back soon.