Senior diplomat Vijay Keshav Gokhale appointed foreign secretary, replaces S Jaishankar

01 January 2018, 10:10 PM
Senior diplomat Vijay Keshav Gokhale appointed foreign secretary (Picture Courtesy: Twitter-@danielocarmon)
Senior diplomat Vijay Keshav Gokhale appointed foreign secretary (Picture Courtesy: Twitter-@danielocarmon)

Senior diplomat Vijay Keshav Gokhale was on Monday appointed foreign secretary for a two-year fixed term, succeeding S Jaishankar who completes his tenure on January 28, according to an official order.

Gokhale, a 1981 batch officer of the Indian Foreign Service (IFS), was India's envoy to China.

He is at present secretary (economic relations) in the Ministry of External Affairs.

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved Gokhale's appointment to the post, said the order issued by the Department of Personnel and Training.

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Jaishankar was appointed foreign secretary on January 29, 2015, for two years. He was given a one-year extension in January last year.

First Published: Monday, January 01, 2018 09:21 PM
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