From president’s press secy to taking oath as min– life comes full circle for Jaishankar


Team Udayavani, May 31, 2019, 8:26 AM IST

New Delhi: A former press secretary to the President, S Jaishankar was back at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Thursday, but this time to take oath as a cabinet minister.

For Jaishankar, who served as the press secretary for former President Shankar Dayal Sharma, life came full circle when he took oath as a cabinet minister on the forecourt of the majestic Rashtrapati Bhavan.

The former foreign secretary, a surprise pick in the Modi government, carries with him more than three decades of diplomatic experience.

A 1977-batch IFS officer, Jaishankar is the son of late K Subrahmanyam, one of India’s leading strategic analysts.

Jaishankar was also a key member of the Indian team which negotiated the landmark Indo-US nuclear deal.

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