About Us Consul General


Abhishek Shukla joined the Indian Foreign Service in year 2006. His first foreign posting was in Beijing, People’s Republic of China where he worked from 2008-2013. He learnt Chinese in Beijing and subsequently handled the trade and commercial desk as Second and First Secretary in the Embassy of India, Beijing. In this capacity, he was instrumental in enhancing economic and commercial relationship between India and China and between the companies of the two countries. He was also actively involved in investment promotion and saw through investments by several Chinese companies during his tenure.

After Beijing, Abhishek Shukla was posted to the Indian High Commission in London where he served from Dec, 2013-March, 2015 as First Secretary (Political). He was simultaneously the staff officer to the High Commissioner as well.

He joined as Deputy Chief of Protocol (Ceremonials) in the Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi in March, 2015 where he handled the outgoing visits of the Prime Minister of India and the incoming visits of several heads of state and government and foreign ministers. He served in that position till Dec, 2017 where after he joined as Consul General of India in Cape Town.

Abhishek Shukla is married to Ms. Saloni Shukla and has a son.