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H.E.Mr.P. Kumaran
High Commissioner of India 

Mr. P. Kumaran belongs to the 1992 batch of the Indian Foreign Service. His first assignment was as Third Secretary in the Embassy of India, Cairo, from January 1994 to June 1997. During this period, he also learnt Arabic language at the American University in Cairo. His next posting was as Second Secretary in the Embassy of India, Tripoli, from July 1997 to December 2000. He then moved to Belgium as First Secretary in the Embassy of India, Brussels, from December 2000 to September 2003. Following this, he returned to India and served as Deputy Secretary [Europe West] in the Ministry of External Affairs from September 2003 to March 2005.

After his stint in Delhi, Mr. Kumaran moved to Bangalore to serve as the Regional Passport Officer, from April 2005 to June 2007. He was then posted to Pakistan, where he served as Counsellor in the High Commission of India, Islamabad, from June 2007 to October 2009. He then moved to the USA and served as Counsellor in the Embassy of India, Washington, from October 2009 to August 2011. Following this, he was posted to Sri Lanka as Deputy High Commissioner at the High Commission of India in Colombo, from September 2011 to June 2014. His next assignment was at the Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi, as Joint Secretary (Consular, Passport & Visa Division) from July 2014 to September 2016. He then moved to Qatar for his first Ambassadorial assignment, to serve as Ambassador of India, Doha from October 2016 to July 2020. He is currently serving as the High Commissioner of India to Singapore, since July 2020.

Amb. Kumaran has a B.Tech in Electronics and Communication, from IIT Madras (Chennai). He is married to Mrs. Ritu Kumaran. They have two sons, Aditya (18) and Mayank (16).