India to open Consulate General in Perth

April 6th, 2011 - 10:20 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Apr 6 (ANI): The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the opening of Consulate General of India in Perth, Australia.

It also approved creation of six India-based posts (including one post of Consul General in the level of Joint Secretary) and six local posts.

There is a requirement for formal Indian diplomatic presence in Perth in view of the strategic importance of Western Australia from the political, economic and defence viewpoint and its important location with respect to sea-lanes in the Indian Ocean.

The establishment of a Consulate General of India in Perth will immensely benefit the growing Indian community in Western Australia, which numbers around 40,000-45,000. This will also provide easier consular access to the populace of Western Australia and Northern Territory. (ANI)

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