PM Modi fires India’s foreign secretary  

January 29, 2015 6:48 AM

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PM Modi fires India’s foreign secretary  

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has fired the country's highest ranking diplomat and replaced her with India's ambassador to the United States, a day after a successful visit by US President Barack Obama.

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

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