Here is the person to Succeed Sushma Swaraj as the External Affairs minister, who has the Diplomatic experience of over 3 decades.
- Joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1977, served as third secretary and second secretary in the Indian mission to the Soviet Union in Moscow.
- He was part of the team that resolved the dispute over the supply of US nuclear fuel to the Tarapur Power Stations in India.
- Jaishankar is reported to have helped introduce future Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe to his Indian counterpart, Manmohan Singh when Indo-Japan relations saw a downturn following India’s Pokhran-II nuclear tests.
- He was involved in negotiating the US-India civil nuclear agreement and improving defence co-operation.
- Involved with the conclusion of the 2005 New Defense Framework and the Open Skies Agreement, was associated with the launch of the US-India Energy Dialogue.
- Helped implement CECA with Singapore and oversaw a defence arrangement by which Singapore keeps some of its military equipment in India on a permanent basis.
- In 2012, he became the first Indian ambassador in ten years to visit Tibet.
- In 2012, in response to Chinese passports showing Arunachal Pradesh and Aksai Chin as parts of China, he ordered visas issued to Chinese nationals showing those territories as parts of India.
- He was a part of negotiation team, which threatened to cancel Premier Li Keqiang’s scheduled visit to India if Chinese forces did not withdraw during a stand-off.
- Jaishankar as foreign secretary is credited with helping negotiate the resolution between India and China at Doklam last year.
- The man behind Modi’s Foreign policy.
Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, the man who was behind the curtains since three decades but now he will be the one to deliver from the front.