Indian Embassy in La Havana, Cuba is an output of Indo-Cuba relations which have been traditionally warm and friendly. The country was mainly populated by Taino Indians, who lived off the fertile land. Following a protracted independence war against Spain, Cuba became a Republic on 20th May 1902 and is one of the founding members of the United Nations. However, the role of Embassy of India in Havana, Cuba became more crucial when India became first amongst others to extend recognition to Cuba after the revolution of 1959. The first Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru met Fidel Castro in New York in 1960 and Che Guevara visited India in July 1959. Both countries have maintained closed contacts with each other in various international fora, such as the UN, NAM and WTO. Cuba and India have supported each others candidature. India has consistently voted in favor of Cuban sponsored resolution in the UNGA calling for lifting of US sanctions against Cuba. Embassy of India in Cuba is also promoting the tourism industry of India. During 25th anniversary of the Cuban International Tourism Fair celebrated in 2005 which opened the opportunity for professionals and visitors which mark Cuba as a tourist destination.
EMBASSY OF INDIA IN LA HAVANA, CUBA
Calle 21, Esquina a 'K',
Vedado, La Havana, Cuba
Telphone: 00-53-7-333777, 333169
Applicants are advised to check whether the Embassy is working on a particualr day. An appropriate notice is put up in the Embassy premise about the forthcoming holidays.