Subrahmanyam Jaishankar Biography – Wikipedia

Subrahmanyam Jaishankar

Subrahmanyam Jaishankar is an Indian diplomat who is serving as the Minister of External Affairs of the Government of India since 31 May 2019. He is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party and is a Member of Parliament in the Rajya Sabha since 5 July 2019, representing Gujarat.

Subrahmanyam Jaishankar is a former diplomat of India who is serving as the current Minister of External Affairs in India. Previously, he served as foreign secretary from January 2015 to January 2018. He joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1977. He had previously served as Indian Ambassador to the United States (2014–2015), China (2009–2013) and the Czech Republic (2001–04), and as High Commissioner to Singapore (2007–09). Jaishankar also played a key role in negotiating the Indo-US civilian nuclear agreement. In 2019, Jaishankar was conferred with Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award in the country.

Born:9 January 1955 (age 67 years), New Delhi
Spouse:Kyoko Jaishankar
Party:Bharatiya Janata Party
Education:Jawaharlal Nehru University
Books:The India Way: Strategies for an Uncertain World
Children:Medha Jaishankar, Dhruva Jaishankar, Arjun Jaishankar
Parents:K. Subrahmanyam, Sulochana Jayasankar

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  • 2015
    Jaishankar was appointed as Foreign Secretary of India on 29 January 2015.
  • 2013
    Jaishankar was appointed as India’s Ambassador to United States in September 2013. He took charge on 23 December 2013 succeeding Nirupama Rao.
  • 2012
    Jaishankar became India’s longest-serving ambassador to China, with a four-and-a-half year term.
  • 2007
    From 2007 to 2009, Jaishankar served as India’s High Commissioner to Singapore.
  • 2004
    From 2004 to 2007, Jaishankar was Joint Secretary (Americas) at the Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi.
  • 2000
    He was appointed India’s ambassador to the Czech Republic.
  • 1996
    From 1996 to 2000, he was Deputy Chief of Mission at the Indian Embassy in Tokyo.
  • 1991
    He was the Director (East Europe) in the Ministry of External Affairs. Also, he served as press secretary and speechwriter for President of India Shankar Dayal Sharma.
  • 1990
    1990 to 1993: He was the Counsellor at the Indian mission in Budapest.
  • 1988
    1988 to 1990: he served in Sri Lanka as First Secretary and political adviser to the Indian Peacekeeping Force (IPKF).
  • 1985
    He was appointed as the first secretary at the Indian embassy in Washington, D.C.
  • 1979
    1979 to 1981: He served as third secretary and second secretary in the Indian mission to the Soviet Union in Moscow.
  • 1977
    He Joined Indian Foreign Service.

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