India approves opening of Consulate General in Auckland

The Indian Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the proposal to open a consulate general in Auckland, New Zealand.

 India to open Consulate General in Auckland. Photo Courtesy: Pixabay

“Opening of Consulate General of India in Auckland would help in increasing India’s diplomatic footprint and strengthen India’s diplomatic representation in view of India’s increasing global engagement,” read a government statement issued on Wednesday (December 27, 2023).

This will also help promote India’s strategic and commercial interests and better serve the welfare of the Indian community in Auckland.

The consulate is likely to be opened and fully operationalised within a time frame of 12 months.