India was first represented in Kuwait by a Trade Commissioner (Shri S.K.Nigam) and later by a Consul-General. Consequent upon Kuwait attaining independence, the Consulate-General of India at Kuwait was re-designated as an Embassy and the Indian Ambassador at Beirut was concurrently accredited to the State of Kuwait. The first resident Embassy was set-up in 1967. Shri I. S. Chopra was appointed as India's first resident Ambassador to Kuwait.
The Embassy of India was first housed near the Bader Mulla Gardens in Dasma. In 1975, the Embassy of India moved to Building No. 34, Istiqlal Street, Bneid Al-Gar. It remained there until August 1992. Since September 1992, the Embassy is located in Block-5, Building-1, Diplomatic Enclave, Arabian Gulf Street, Daeya Area, Kuwait. The Embassy of India’s postal address is Embassy of India, Diplomatic Enclave, Arabian Gulf Street, PO Box No. 1450-Safat, 13015-Kuwait.
The Embassy of India complex is built on a 4000 Square Meter plot in the Diplomatic Enclave on the Arabian Gulf Street. The land was taken over in 1974, the foundation stone of the complex laid in 1988, construction completed in 1990-91, and the Embassy started functioning from the location in September 1992. The Indian architects of the project are M/s Sabikhi and Choudhury Private Limited.
Overlooking the Arabian Gulf, the Embassy of India complex is an easily recognizable landmark of Kuwait City. The Embassy building and residences and the surrounding boundary wall have been cladded with Agra Red sandstone brought from India. Its silhouetted bastions and overall design evoke memories of the world-famous Red Forts at Delhi and Agra.