S Jaishankar

S Jaishankar

 

S. Jaishankar on Thursday took charge as Foreign Secretary, replacing Sujatha Singh whose tenure was abruptly “curtailed” late on Wednesday night.

 

Before his sudden appointment as Foreign Secretary, the 60-year-old diplomat was India’s Ambassador to the United States. He had also been posted as Ambassador to China, Singapore and Czech Republic.

 

The decision to appoint Mr. Jaishankar, who played a key role during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the U.S. in September and U.S. President Barack Obama’s just concluded visit here, was taken by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet chaired by Mr. Modi.

 

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