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Rahul Shrivastava


Professional experience

Born in Khairagarh, Chhattisgarh State (earlier Madhya Pradesh), India.

In 1996 graduated in Chemistry from Ravenshaw College, Cuttack, Odisha State, India.

In 1999 got Masters degree in Computer Applications from Regional Engineering College (now National Institute of Technology), Raurkela, Odisha State, India.

In 2009 got Masters degree in International Relations from Annamalai University, Tamilnadu State, India.

Mother tongue – Hindi.

Married to Mrs. Elena Shrivastava.

Two children – one son and one daughter.

Professional experience

In September 1999 joined the Indian Foreign Service.

September 1999-December 1999 – Underwent training at the Lal Bahadur Shastri Academy of Administration, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand State, India.

January 2000-December 2000 – Underwent training at the Foreign Service Institute, New Delhi, India.

January 2001-August 2001 – Attaché, Establishment Division, Ministry of External Affairs of India.

September 2001-May 2002 – Third Secretary (Language Trainee). Underwent training in Russian language at the Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia.

May 2002-July 2004 – Third Secretary (Political)/ Second Secretary (Political), Embassy of India, Moscow.

July 2004-August 2006 – Second Secretary and Representative of India, Astana, Kazakhstan.

August 2006-July 2007 – Second Secretary/First Secretary/Cd’A, Embassy of India, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

July 2007- July 2009 – Under Secretary (Russia)/Deputy Secretary (Russia), Eurasia Division, Ministry of External Affairs.

August 2009-April 2013 – First Secretary/Counsellor/Cd’A, High Commission of India, London, UK.

May 2013-July 2015 – Counsellor, Embassy of India, Moscow, Russia

23 July 2015-till present – Ambassador of India, Caracas