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Puneet R. Kundal

Minister (Commerce)
Embassy of India, Washington, DC

Puneet R. Kundal is currently Minister (Commerce), Embassy of India, Washington, DC. His work experience spans across various sectors, including the Indian Foreign Service in 1996; Third Secretary/Second Secretary, Embassy of India, Cairo (1998-2000); First Secretary, Embassy of India, Muscat (2000-2003); Deputy Secretary handling relations with Bangladesh in the Ministry of External Affairs (2003-2006); Counselor, Embassy of India, Brussels, Belgium (2006-2009); Counselor, Embassy of India, Kathmandu (2009-2012); Director/Joint Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs (2012-2014); Consul General of India to Cape Town, South Africa (2014-2017); and Presently Minister (Commerce), Embassy of India, Washington, DC since July 2017.

Puneet holds a BE (Hons.) in Civil Engineering from BITS Pilani (1989-1993); MA (Sociology) from JNU New Delhi (1993-1995); MA (Human Rights) from Indian Institute for Human Rights (2007-2009); and Intermediate-level course in Arabic language from American University in Cairo (1998-2000).

Puneet’s interest in Running, Reading, Swimming, and Travelling has enabled him to become a recipient of several certificates in Debating and Sports; Gold Medals in Weight Lifting and Body Building; and Gold Medal and Human Rights Scholars Award at 14th World Human Rights Congress, held on December 10th, 2013.