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How do you send and receive your letters and package mail? Are local postal facilities adequate?

All mail is through the consulate mail room. This is a diplomatic pouch only post. - Nov 18, 2017
Mail comes through diplomatic pouch and it takes an average of 3 weeks. Note that when you send packages to the U.S. or receive commissary shipments, you have to pay an additional freight charge - and it is a hassle to return anything. We just don't do it. - Sep 20, 2016
Through the Consulate pouch. I sent something by DHL once to Germany and it was really expensive. - Mar 16, 2015
Mail comes through diplomatic pouch from the Embassy. Note that when you send packages to the U.S. or receive commissary shipments, you have to pay an additional freight charge. - Jan 18, 2015
The diplomatic pouch can require anything between one and four weeks for one-way travel. - Nov 20, 2014
Diplomatic pouch. - Jul 18, 2014
We receive mail through the pouch at the consulate. - Mar 2, 2012
We use the pouch through the consulate, but we've also used FedEx and India post with success. - Feb 27, 2012
We're lucky and can use the pouch. Friends outside the consulate have had poor luck both sending and receiving packages though the Indian postal system. Fed Ex and Blue Dart are your best bet. - Jan 11, 2011