Mr. Malhotra was working as Deputy Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs before joining the Consulate in Melbourne.
He joined the Ministry of External Affairs in 1984 and has served in Indian diplomatic missions in Oman, Greece, Kyrgyzstan, Suriname, Canada, South Africa and Peru. In his postings abroad, Mr. Malhotra has dealt with political, commercial, education, cultural and diaspora issues.
Mr. Malhotra has done graduation in Commerce. He knows Hindi, English and Punjabi.