New Delhi, Nov 4: India is set to soon open a new consulate in Seattle in the US, around seven years after it first made an announcement on the initiative, people familiar with the matter said on Saturday. A joint statement issued after talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Joe Biden in Washington in June had mentioned that India will operationalise its new consulate in Seattle later this year.
It is learnt that 2002 batch Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer Prakash Gupta will be the Consulate-General at the mission in Seattle, which is a major technology hub.
The consulate is likely to be operationalised by the end of this month, the people cited above said. Gupta is currently serving as a joint secretary at the UNP (United Nations Political) Division at the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA). (PTI)