23rd Feb, 2016
Mr. B. Vanlalvawna, IFS has joined as the new Consul General of India in Sydney.
Shri B.Vanlalvawna was educated at St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University. He joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1998, has learnt Japanese and served in Indian Missions/Post in Tokyo, Shanghai and Brussels. His last foreign assignment was as Deputy Chief of Mission in Cairo
In New Delhi, he served as Head of Office in the office of Minister for the Development of North East Region and Panchayati Raj (Local Government), Government of India from 2007 to 2009 and as Director looking after Administration and Human Resource related issues in the Ministry of External Affairs from 2014 to 2016
He assumed charge as Consul General of India in Sydney on 19 February 2016. Shri Vanlalvawna is married to Dr. Rosy L Khuma, a medical doctor and a writer. They have three children.
Just out of interest for us, medicos, there are two medical doctors in the Consulate, the other being none else but Deputy Consul General, Dr Vinod Bahade.
We will know a bit more about our new CG in due course.
From all the info I have from people/sources in New Delhi, he is a thorough gentleman and helpful officer.
A warm welcome and best wishes to Mr. B. Vanlalvawna and his family in Sydney, the best and the most beautiful city in Australia!
Info from Consulate General of India website
Dr Yadu Singh