PM Modi appoints S Jaishankar as foreign secretary, tightens grip over policy

January 29, 2015 6:11 AM

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PM Modi appoints S Jaishankar as foreign secretary, tightens grip over policy

Prime Minister Narendra Modi appointed Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, India's ambassador to the United States, as foreig secretary replacing Congress party-appointed Sujatha Singh, a day after a successful visit by US President Barack Obama.

Modi's appointment of Jaishankar as foreign secretary, the top bureaucrat at the foreign ministry, underscores the prime minister's control over foreign affairs.

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