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Mr. Raj Kumar Srivastava
Ambassador of India to the Republic of Croatia

Ambassador Raj Kumar Srivastava is a career diplomat who joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1997. He holds a Civil Engineering degree from the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He has pursued further studies in Structural Engineering and Earthquake Sciences.

Mr. Srivastava has served in Indian Embassies in Madrid (Spain), Yangon (Myanmar), Vienna (Austria), Brasilia (Brazil) and Tokyo (Japan). While at Headquarters in Delhi, he has worked in Foreign Service Institute, Americas (U.S. & Canada) Division, and Gulf (Persian Gulf) Division. In his last assignment in Delhi during 2015-2017, he was on deputation as Joint Secretary to National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS), Government of India, looking after the External Security.

Apart from Hindi and English, Mr. Srivastava speaks fluently Spanish & Portuguese. He takes special interest in Emerging Technologies & Digital domain. He likes to play Bridge, Chess, Cricket, Golf & Snooker. He plays guitar with interest in music. Ambassador Srivastava is married to Lakshmi, a linguist (with fluency in five foreign languages apart from Hindi, English and Gujarati and teaching experience in Spanish), a keen Bridge and Golf player, multi-cuisine expert and an accomplished singer. They have a son and a daughter.