May 14, 2019 12:00 PM


Indiana India Business Council, India Association of Indianapolis and Indianapolis Hyderabad Sister City Committee is hosting a reception in honor of new Consulate General of India, Chicago Mr Sudhakar Dalela at India Palace Banquet Hall, 4213 Lafayette Road, Indianapolis on May 16 from 6.30 to 9 p.m, according to Raju Chinthala, Founder and President Indiana India Business Council. The function is not open to public. It is by invitation only.

A reception-cum-host committee has been formed and its members Raju Chinthala, Chandra Krishnamaneni, Sravan Patharla, Dr. Ajay Ponugoti, Ramu Chinthala, Sivakumar Vavilala, Shash Goyal, Shanti Karthik, Ravi Sajja and Rajan Arora.

Mr Sudhakar Dalela joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1993. He began his career in Tel Aviv, Israel, where he also acquired proficiency in Hebrew. He has since served in Indian Missions in Brasilia, Geneva, Dhaka, and Washington D.C.

This is his second assignment in the United States; he previously served as Minister (Political Affairs) at the Indian Embassy in Washington D.C.

He brings a wealth of experience in trade and economic policy to his role, having served twice at the Permanent Mission of India to the WTO, including as India's Deputy Permanent Representative. He was member of India's negotiating team for the WTO Ministerial Conferences in Doha, Cancun, Hong Kong China and Nairobi.

Mr Sudhakar Dalela has also served in critical roles in New Delhi. He served as a Director in the Prime Minister’s Office, focusing on India's engagement with its South Asian neighbors, China, and countries in the Asia-Pacific region, Gulf, Middle East, and Africa. Most recently, he served as Joint Secretary (North), overseeing India’s relations with Bhutan and Nepal.

Before joining the Foreign Service, he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering. He is married to Namrata, who is a textile conservator, and they have a daughter and son.

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