Puneet R Kundal, is at present the Indian Acting Consul General in Durban and received Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi on his visit to Africa.
You may have read about PM’s tweet where he sat in an African Train relating that to Mahatma Gandhi’s travels in Africa. This image is also from the same journey.
An IFS of the 1996 batch is a son of the soil, and feels closely connected to Jammu, the city in which he was born and brought up. Having a civil services background he has closely watched the working of the officers, and was inspired to join the Indian Foreign Service when his father, a former bureaucrat was posted in Bhutan. Kundal says right from his childhood his parents showed great faith in him, and this was the reason he was able to pursue his dream. Kundal passed his 10th, and 12th standard from Presentation Convent School, Jammu and Diwan Badrinath School respectively, and later joined the BITS Pilani for civil engineering. Thereafter, he joined the prestigious JNU where he completed masters in Sociology.