S Jaishankar appointed as the new Foreign Secretary, ACC’s decision took place overnight


Quick Facts

Q1: Who is appointed as Foreign Secretary of India?

Ans: Subrahmanyam Jaishankar.

Q2: Who was the Indian Ambassador to the United States in 2014-15?

Ans: Subrahmanyam Jaishankar.

Q3: What is the name of Third Woman Foreign Secretary of India?

Ans: Sujata Singh.


Subrahmanyam Jaishankar (S Jaishankar) takes charge as New Foreign Secretary in replacement to Sujata Singh (Third woman Foreign Secretary).

S Jaishankar’s selection for Foreign Secretary was made in a meeting of the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as Sujata Singh’s two-year tenure was to end in August this year.

Jaishankar played a key role during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the US in September.

About S Jaishankar

Subrahmanyam Jaishankar was born on 9th Jan, 1955 in New Delhi. S Jaishankar is a 1977 batch IFS Officer. He had previously worked as Indian Ambassador to US and China.

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