Meet an interesting person who succeeds Sushma Swaraj: Subrahmanyam Jaishankar

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.

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