S. Jaishankar Age, Caste, Wife, Family, Biography & More
Bio/Wiki Full NameSubrahmanyam Jaishankar Profession(s)Diplomat, Politician Physical Stats & More Height (approx.)in centimeters- 165 cm in meters- 1.65 m in feet inches- 5’ 5” Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 65 kg in pounds- 143 lbs Eye ColourBlack Hair ColourGrey Diplomatic Career ServiceIndian Foreign Service Batch1977 Major Designation(s)1979: First Secretary at Indian Mission in Moscow, Russia 1985: First Secretary at Indian Embassy in Washington, D.C. 1988: Political adviser to the Indian Peacekeeping Force (IPKF) and the First Secretary at Indian Mission in Sri Lanka 1996: Deputy Chief of Mission at the Indian Embassy in Tokyo 2000: India’s ambassador to the Czech Republic 2004: Joint Secretary (America) at the Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi 2007: India's High Commissioner to Singapore 2009: India's longest serving Ambassador to China with a tenure of four and a half years 2013: India's Ambassador to the United States in September 2013 2015: Foreign Secretary of India Awards, Honours, Achievements Honoured with the Padma Shri in 2019 by the Narendra Modi Government Politics Political PartyBharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
Some Lesser Known Facts About S. Jaishankar
Subrahmanyam Jaishankar is the Union Minister of External Affairs in the Narendra Modi‘s Cabinet. He is the former Foreign Secretary of India.
He joined the Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) in 1977.
S Jaishankar When He Joined IFS
During 1982-1984, he was part of the team that resolved the dispute over the supply of US nuclear fuel to the Tarapur Power Stations in India.
In 1993, he served as the Director (East Europe) in the Ministry of External Affairs and as the Press Secretary and speechwriter for the then President of India Shankar Dayal Sharma.
From 2004 to 2007, he was involved in negotiating the US-India civil nuclear agreement and improving defence co-operation, including relief operations following the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami.
In 2013, he was being considered for the post of the Union Foreign Minister by Manmohan Singh, but he couldn’t appoint him due to internal pressure.
Manmohan Singh Being Received By S Jaishankar
During his tenure as High Commissioner of Singapore, he helped implement the Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA) that expanded Indian business in Singapore.
He is the only Indian Ambassador to China who has visited Tibet.
S Jaishankar As India’s Ambassador To China
He was appointed as the Indian Ambassador to the United States in September 2013. He formally presented his credentials to the then US President, Barack Obama at the Oval Office on 10 March 2014.
Subrahmanyam Jaishankar With Barrack Obama
While he was working as the Foreign Secretary of India, he worked on many crucial foreign policies with the then External Affairs Minister of India, Sushma Swaraj.
Subrahmanyam Jaishankar With Sushma Swaraj
On 30 May 2019, he was appointed as the Union Minister for External Affairs by the Narendra Modi Government.
Subrahmanyam Jaishankar After Taking Oath As Minister Of External Affairs
Jaishankar is the only person in Narendra Modi’s Cabinet who was inducted into the ministry without contesting the Lok Sabha Elections or being a member of the Rajya Sabha.