Azar A. H. Khan

Consul General of India - Istanbul


      Mr. Khan, a career diplomat, assumed his responsibilities as the Consul General of India, Istanbul in August 2016. He has earlier seved as Ambassador of India to Libya and High Commissioner of India to the Republic of Matla.


      He worked in different capacities in the Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi and India’s Missions abroad in Brunei, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine, Egypt, Libya and Malta. He was Charge de’ Affaires in Ukraine, Brunei and Saudi Arabia.  Ambassador Khan has handled matters pertaining to countries of West Asia & North Africa, Gulf and Middle East, Mediterranean Forum, Arab Maghreb Union and ASEAN Regional Forum.


      His assignments include the setting up of an Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)’s Telemetry, Tracking and Command Centre in Brunei, Construction of Indian Embassy School Project in Jeddah, evacuation of the Indian nationals from Libya in 2011, 2014 and 2015. Mr. Khan holds a post graduate degree from the University of Delhi. He speaks English, Arabic and has basic knowledge of German and Russian.

Previous Consuls General:
Mr. G.P. Isser (20.04.1994 – 24.03.1995)

Mr. Harish K. Dogra (31.07.1995 – 16.07.1999)

Mr. R.P. Singh (26.07.1999 – 03.07.2002)

Ms. Reena Pandey (19.08.2002 – 16.09.2005)

Mr. Praveen Verma (05.11.2005 – 07.03.2009)

Mr. Vanlalhuma (10.03.2009 – 20.06.2013)

Mr. Manish Gupta (23.06.2013 - 29.02.2016)