Ambassador Kumar Tuhin joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1991. He joined as Director General, Indian Council for Cultural Relations on December 20, 2021 and earlier served as Ambassador to Hungary from Nov 2018 to Nov 2021, High Commissioner to Namibia from June 2015 to October, 2018.
Ambassador Kumar Tuhin started his career in the Indian Mission in Hong Kong in 1993, where he served till 1995. Subsequently, he moved to the Indian Embassy in Beijing where he worked as a political officer from 1995 to 1999. Thereafter, he has served in India’s Permanent Mission to the UN in Geneva (1999-2002), in the Indian Embassy in Hanoi (2005-2009) and as Deputy Consul General at the Consulate General of India in San Francisco (2009-2012).
He has also served in the Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi in various capacities including as Deputy Secretary/Director dealing with China and East Asia matters during 2002-2005. During 2012-2015, he headed the Development Partnership Administration Division in the Ministry dealing with the entire capacity building programs of the Govt of India, including the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation programme as well as implementation of grant assistance projects in South East Asia, Middle East, Central Asia, Latin America and setting up of Centres of Excellence in IT and the Vocational Training Centres abroad.
Ambassador Kumar Tuhin is a mechanical engineer by training and served in the Indian railways services of mechanical engineers for a few years before joining the Indian foreign service.
Ambassador Kumar Tuhin speaks Hindi (Mother Tongue), English, Chinese and French (limited). He studied Chinese language at the Chinese University of Hong Kong during 1993-1995. He has also attended a leadership programme at the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies at the National Defence University in Washington DC. He has published an article entitled “India’s development cooperation through capacity building” in a book “India’s Approach to Development Cooperation” by Routledge, 2016
Kumar Tuhin is married and has two daughters.