Embassy of India, Rome

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Visa applicants and Indians who live in Italy outside the Indian Embassy in Rome (here seen from southwest)

The Embassy of India in Rome maintains diplomatic relations and represents Indian interests in dealing with the Government of Italy. The embassy's chancery is situated at Via XX Settembre next to the Palazzo del Quirinale. The Indian Ambassador to Italy, Arif Shahid Khan, died on 17 March 2010.[1] The Deputy Chief of Mission is Shamma Jain.[2] The Republic of India also maintains a consulate general in Milan and hononary consulates in Naples, Genoa, and Livorno.[3]

Indians in Italy[edit]

The number of Indian nationals (including persons of Indian origin) in Italy varies between 100,000 and 150,000.[citation needed]

Most Indians work on farms and in small businesses and industry, as well as priest or nun in Catholic Church. There are Indian professionals in northern Italy and in the UN specialized agencies based in Rome, including the Food and Agriculture Organization, International Fund for Agricultural Development, and World Food Programme. Much of the Indian population is concentrated in the Lazio, Lombardy, Emilia–Romagna, Veneto and Tuscany regions.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Il Presidente Giorgio Napolitano con S.E. Arif Shahid Khan Ambasciatore della Repubblica dell'India, in occasione della presentazione delle Lettere Credenziali". Palazzo del Quirinale. Retrieved 2008-08-10. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Tondo Incontra la Vice Ambasciatrice Indiana". ANSA News Agency. Retrieved 2008-08-10. 
  3. ^ "Embassy of India in Rome". Retrieved 2008-08-10.