Vijay Gokhale assumes charges as Foreign Secretary

Updated: Jan 29, 2018, 12:57 IST | ANI

Senior diplomat Vijay Keshav Gokhale, on Monday, assumed charges as the new Foreign Secretary of India. Gokhale succeeds Dr Subrahmanyam Jaishankar

 Senior diplomat Vijay Keshav Gokhale, on Monday, assumed charges as the new Foreign Secretary of India. Gokhale succeeds Dr Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, as the latter completed his tenure on January 28. Gokhale earlier served as the secretary (economic relations) in the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).

The 1981 batch officer of the Indian Foreign Service (IFS), Gokhale was the Indian ambassador to China from January 20, 2016, to October 21, 2017, and played a major role in resolving the 73-day-long Doklam Standoff between New Delhi and Beijing. He will have two-year tenure as the foreign secretary. Dr Jaishankar was appointed as foreign secretary on January 29, 2015. Last year, he was given a one-year extension in January.

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