Diplomat Vipul on 3 April 2017 took charge as the new Consul General of Dubai. Vipul is a 1998 batch Indian Foreign Service officer.
Vipul succeeds Anurag Bhushan, who returned to New Delhi to take up his assignment at the Headquarters after a successful term of three years in Dubai.
Before joining the Consulate at Dubai , Vipul was working in the office of Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. Earlier, he served India’s diplomatic missions in Sri Lanka and Egypt. He has a good command over the Arabic language.
Dubai is recognized as the commercial capital and tourism centre of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Indians in UAE constitute one of the largest migrant populations as around 2.6 million Indians live in UAE.
UAE is a strategically important country for India in the Gulf region. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to UAE in 2015 and Crown Prince Sheikh Zayed’s visit to New Delhi as the Chief Guest during the 2017 Republic Day ceremony represent a common desire to enhance the existing bilateral relations.