Mr. Narendra Modi yesterday took oath as the Prime Minister of India for the second term that will last until 2024. The victory was very significant for the BJP as they came back in the second term with a bigger representation in the Lok Sabha. There was a 40% change in the Ministers that took oath yesterday. Bigwigs like Mrs. Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley stepped out even before the selection process began citing Health Issues. What surprised everyone was the inclusion of Technocrat S Jaishankar. A complete un anticipated move.
Mr. S Jaishankar recently has been serving on the Tata and sons as President Global Corporate affairs. He has served the nation for more than 40 years as part of the Indian Foreign Service. Mr. S Jaishankar retired from IFS in the year 2017. He has been very instrumental in the negotiations like the US-India civil nuclear agreement. Mr. S Jaishankar has helped India build its ties with the US. He has also served as the Ambassador to nations like United States of America and China. His vast array of experience will definitely see him as the next minister of Ministry of External Affairs.
S Jaishankar has a wealth of Experience in Indian Foreign Relations
Born on 9th January 1955 in New Delhi in India to Mr. K. Subrahmanyam and Mrs. Sulochana Subrahmanyam. Mr. S Jaishankar’s Father too was an international strategic affairs analyst. He was part of many commissions and committees set up by the Indian Government. It was no doubt that the son took to the father’s shoes and took it a notch higher. Mr. S Jaishankar is also known to have knowledge of seven languages that include English, Hindi, Tamil, Russian, Mandarin, Hungarian and Japanese.
Mr. S Jaishankar was also a key player to lift the ban on Narendra Modi’s Visa in the United States. In his last post with the government of India he served as a Foreign Secretary of India right until January 2018 when he retired. His appointment in the ministry indicates that Narendra Modi is about to scale up his relations with Foreign Nations. With the allocations of portfolios likely to be announced today it will come as another surprise if S Jaishankar is appointed as anything other than Minister of External Affairs.