New Delhi: S Jaishankar on Thursday took charge as Foreign Secretary, replacing Sujatha Singh whose tenure was abruptly “curtailed” by the government on Wednesday night.
“Government’s priorities are my priorities,” said Jaishankar, a 1977-batch IFS officer, describing his new position as an “honour and a big responsibility”.
Singh was not present when Jaishankar took charge at the South Block office.
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He will have a two-year tenure as per rules. Before his sudden appointment as Foreign Secretary, the 60-year-old diplomat was India’s Ambassador to the US. He had also been posted as Ambassador to China, Singapore and Czech Republic.