Dinesh Bhatia: Consul General of India In Toronto

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By A Correspondent

Mr Dinesh Bhatia assumed the charge of Consul General of India, Toronto on 9 March 2016. He joined Indian Foreign Service in 1992. He speaks Hindi, English, Spanish, Punjabi and Multani. 

Recently, he called on Premier Kathleen Wynne, discussed her visit to India and its follow up.

He had general discussion with Lt Governor of Ontario, The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell.

Prior to joining in the current post, Mr Bhatia was Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of India to Cote d’Ivoire, Guinea and Liberia with residence in Abidjan.

During his diplomatic career, Mr Bhatia has served in various specialized jobs in the Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi. He served as Head of Multilateral Economic Division; as Director in Latin America and Caribbean Division, External Publicity Division and Foreign Service Institute; and as Deputy Secretary dealing with Bhutan.

He has served in various Indian Missions abroad including Madrid, Spain; Kathmandu, Nepal; and Kuwait. He was seconded by the Government of India to Department of Atomic Energy, Mumbai and as Private Secretary to Tourism Minister of India.

Mr Bhatia is an alumnus of National Defence College. He also participated in the 4th Joint Civil Military Course on National Security at LBSNAA, Mussoorie.  As an IFS Probationer, he was trained at LBSNAA, Mussoorie and Foreign Service Institute, New Delhi. He also authored “Physics for Civil Services Preliminary Examination” published by MnM Series.

He obtained Bachelor of Engineering from Delhi College of Engineering with specialization in Electronics and Communication in 1989. Before joining the Indian Foreign Service, he worked in private sector – Tata Telecom and Unitel Communications.

Born on 3 September 1967 in New Delhi, India, he is married to Mrs. Seema Bhatia, Clinical Psychologist and Hypnotherapist, and blessed with a daughter (Barhayita) and a son (Deevyanshu).

You can meet Consul General Mr. Dinesh Bhatia without appointment on  every Friday from 10:00 am  to  12:00 noon.

JULY 2018

Vol. 12 - No. 12


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