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Subrahmanyam Jaishankar

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Subrahmanyam Jaishankar is an Indian diplomat. He has been the Indian Ambassador to America and China. Jaishankar is currently serving as the Union Minister of External Affairs. He is the only Union Minister in Narendra Modi‘s Cabinet who has not contested any election.

Wiki/Biography

Subrahmanyam Jaishankar was born on 9 January 1955 (age 64 years; as in 2019) in New Delhi. His zodiac sign is Capricorn. He did his schooling from the Air Force Central School, New Delhi. He pursued his graduation from the St. Stephen’s College, New Delhi. He did his MA in Political Science & International Relations with specialization in Nuclear Diplomacy from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. He joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1977. He has served in many capacities such as First Secretary, Joint Commissioner, High Commissioner, and Ambassador. He belongs to a family of diplomats, who have served in many high and important positions in the government.

Subrahmanyam Jaishankar In Office

Subrahmanyam Jaishankar In Office

Physical Appearance

Height: 5′ 5″ (approx.)

Weight: 65 kg (approx.)

Eye Colour: Black

Hair Colour: Grey

Subrahmanyam Jaishankar

Subrahmanyam Jaishankar

Family, Wife & Caste

Subrahmanyam Jaishankar belongs to a Brahmin Family. His father, K. Subrahmanyam, was an Indian strategic affairs analyst, a renowned journalist, and a civil servant. His mother was Sulochana Jayasankar. He has two brothers, Sanjay Subrahmanyam, a prominent historian, and S. Vijay Kumar, the Former Rural Development Secretary of India.

Subrahmanyam Jaishankar's Father K Subrahmanyam

Subrahmanyam Jaishankar’s Father K Subrahmanyam

 

Subrahmanyam Jaishankar's Mother Sulochana Jayasankar

Subrahmanyam Jaishankar’s Mother Sulochana Jayasankar

 

S Jaishankar's Brother Sanjay Subrahmanyam

S Jaishankar’s Brother Sanjay Subrahmanyam

 

Subrahmanyam Jaishankar's Brother S Vijay Kumar

Subrahmanyam Jaishankar’s Brother S Vijay Kumar

He is married to Kyoko Jaishankar. He has a daughter, Medha Jaishankar, and two sons, Dhruva Jaishankar and Arjun Shankar. His elder son Dhruv is married to Cassandra.

Subrahmanyam Jaishankar With His Wife Kyoko Jaishankar

Subrahmanyam Jaishankar With His Wife Kyoko Jaishankar

 

Subrahmanyam Jaishankar's Daughter Medha Jaishankar

Subrahmanyam Jaishankar’s Daughter Medha Jaishankar

 

Subrahmanyam Jaishankar's Son Dhruva Jaishankar

Subrahmanyam Jaishankar’s Son Dhruva Jaishankar

 

Subrahmanyam Jaishankar's Daughter-In-Law Cassandra Berman

Subrahmanyam Jaishankar’s Daughter-In-Law Cassandra Berman

 

Subrahmanyam Jaishankar's Younger Son Arjun Jaishankar

Subrahmanyam Jaishankar’s Younger Son Arjun Jaishankar

Career

Subrahmanyam Jaishankar joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1977. His first international posting was in Moscow, Russia. He was posted as a Third Secretary, and he got promoted as the Second Secretary in 1980. In 1981 he returned to India, and he worked as an undersecretary in the American division of the Ministry of External Affairs. He played a crucial part in the team that resolved the dispute over the supply of the US nuclear fuel to the Tarapur Power Stations in India. In 1985, he was made the First Secretary in the Indian Embassy at Washington D.C.

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Subrahmanyam Jaishankar With The Speaker Of The US Congress

Subrahmanyam Jaishankar With The Speaker Of The US Congress

In 1988. he was posted in Sri Lanka as the First Secretary and as the political advisor to the Indian Peacekeeping Force in Sri Lanka. In 1993, he worked as the Press Secretary and the speechwriter for the former President of India, Shankar Dayal Sharma. In 2000, he was appointed as the Indian ambassador to the Czech Republic. In 2004, Jaishankar was appointed as America’s Joint Secretary at the Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi. During his tenure as a Joint Secretary, he was involved in negotiating the US-India civil nuclear agreement and improving the defence co-operation. In 2007, he was appointed as India’s High Commissioner to Singapore. As the High Commissioner, he helped in implementing the Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA); which expanded the presence of India’s businesses in Singapore.

Subrahmanyam Jaishankar In Singapore

Subrahmanyam Jaishankar In Singapore

In 2009, he was appointed as the Indian Ambassador to China. He played a very important part in improving the economic trade and cultural relations between India and China. Over the years, Jaishankar has been involved in solving many arguments and disputes between the countries. In 2013, Jaishankar was being considered for the post of India’s Foreign Minister by Manmohan Singh, but he could not appoint him due to internal pressure.

Subrahmanyam Jaishankar As Indian Ambassador To China

Subrahmanyam Jaishankar As Indian Ambassador To China

In September 2013, he was appointed as the Indian Ambassador to the United States of America. He joined his post on 23 December 2013 amid tensions in the US due to the Devyani Khobragade incident[1]Wikipedia. He negotiated for Devyani’s release successfully. On 10 March 2014, he formally presented his credentials to the US President Barack Obama at the Oval Office.

Subrahmanyam Jaishankar With Barack Obama

Subrahmanyam Jaishankar With Barack Obama

On 29 January 2015, Jaishankar was appointed as the Foreign Secretary of India by the Narendra Modi Government. He had an excellent working relationship with the former Union Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj. After Jaishankar retired, he joined Tata Sons as the President, Global Corporate Affairs. On 30 May 2019, he was appointed as the Union Minister of External Affairs by Narendra Modi. On 31 May 2019, he was sworn in as a Cabinet Minister.

Subrahmanyam Jaishankar After Taking Oath As Minister Of External Affairs

Subrahmanyam Jaishankar After Taking Oath As The Minister Of External Affairs

Salary

Rs. 1 Lac + Additional allowances (As a Cabinet Minister)

Facts

  • Jaishankar knows many languages such as Tamil, Russian, Hindi, Mandarin, Japanese, and Hungarian. He learned many of these languages while he was posted internationally.
  • He is the first former Foreign Secretary of India to become the Union Minister of External Affairs.
  • Jaishankar was the Indian ambassador to China for four and a half years. This is the longest anyone has ever served as an ambassador to China.

    S Jaishankar As India's Ambassador To China

    S Jaishankar As India’s Ambassador To China

  • In 2012, he became the first Indian ambassador to visit Tibet in ten years.
  • He was the most significant person to manage Narendra Modi’s maiden visit to the US in September 2014. He welcomed him upon his arrival and hosted a dinner in his honour for the members of the Indian-American community.

    Subrahmanyam Jaishankar Welcoming Modi On His Maiden US Visit As PM

    Subrahmanyam Jaishankar Welcoming Modi On His Maiden US Visit As PM

  • He is often criticized for planning the 2015 Nepal Blockade; which was an economic and humanitarian crisis and had severely affected Nepal.
  • In July 2019, he was elected to the Rajya Sabha from Gujarat and on 8 July 2019, he took the oath as a member of the Rajya Sabha.

    Subrahmanyam Jaishankar On His First Day As Union Minister

    Subrahmanyam Jaishankar On His First Day As Union Minister

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References   [ + ]

1. Wikipedia

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