Subrahmanyam JaishankarSubrahmanyam Jaishankar (born 9 January 1955) is an Indian diplomat turned politician who is serving as the current Minister of External Affairs in the Government of India since 31 May 2019. He is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party. He is also a Member of Indian Parliament in the Rajya Sabha since 5 July 2019, who has been elected from Gujarat. He has previously served as the Foreign Secretary from January 2015 to January 2018.
He joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1977. He has previously served as the Indian Ambassador to the United States (2014–2015), China (2009–2013) and the Czech Republic (2001–04), and as the High Commissioner to Singapore (2007–09). S Jaishankar also had played a key role in negotiating the Indo-US civilian nuclear agreement.
On retirement he had joined Tata Sons as the President, Global Corporate Affairs. In 2019, S Jaishankar was conferred with Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award of the country. On 30 May 2019, he was sworn in as a cabinet minister in the second Modi ministry. He was made the Minister of External Affairs on 31 May 2019. He is the first former Foreign Secretary to head the Ministry of External Affairs at the Cabinet-level. Provided by Wikipedia
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