S Jaishankar, Former Envoy to US, Takes Charge as the New Foreign Secretary

January 29, 2015 6:11 AM

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S Jaishankar, Former Envoy to US, Takes Charge as the New Foreign Secretary

S Jaishankar, till yesterday India's ambassador to the US, took charge this morning as the new foreign secretary. The opposition Congress has questioned the timing of his appointment and the removal of his predecessor Sujatha Singh eight months before her tenure ended.

As he took over, the new foreign secretary said, "I am really honoured to have been given this big responsibility. My priorities are the same as the government's priorities."

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