Event Details

Thursday, February 28, 2019

INDIA: Luncheon Briefing on U.S.-India Commercial Ties with Mr. Puneet Kundal, Commerce Minister, Embassy of India

Event Information

Date & time

Thursday, February 28, 2019
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm


Washington, DC


Kimberly Nguyen at +1-202-595-2668 or knguyen@bciu.org

This luncheon is an off the record briefing on U.S.-India commercial ties, trade, and bilateral investment opportunities with Mr. Puneet Kundal, Commerce Minister, Embassy of India.    

Hosted by TIAA.

**We regret to inform you that is program has reached maximum capacity. We can not accept any additional registrants.**

For more information, please contact Kimberly Nguyen at knguyen@bciu.org or +1-202-595-2668.


Biographical Information

Puneet R. Kundal is the current Minister of Commerce at the Embassy of India in Washington, D.C. a position he has held since July of 2017.

Prior to this role, Mr. Kundal served as the Consul General of India to Cape Town, South Africa from 2014 to 2017. He also served as the Director and Joint Secretary of the Ministry of External affairs from 2012 to 2014.

From 2009 to 20012, Mr. Kundal served the Embassy of India as Counselor in Kathmandu, Nepal. Prior to this, from 2006 to 2009, he was Counselor at the Embassy of India in Brussels, Belgium. From 2003 to 2006, Mr. Kundal was the Deputy Secretary with India’s Ministry of External Affairs.  In this role, he was responsible for handling all relations with Bangladesh.

In 2000, Mr. Kundal held the position of First Secretary at the Embassy of India in Muscat, Oman for three years until 2003. Before this post, he served as the Third Secretary and Second Secretary at the Embassy of India in Cairo, Egypt from 1998 to 2000. Mr. Kundal first joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1996.

Mr. Kundal received his Master of Arts in Human Rights from the Indian Institute for Human Rights in 2009. From 1993 to 1995, he attended Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, India, where he was awarded a Master of Arts in Sociology. In 1993, Mr. Kundal earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) in Pilani, India.