Vijay Gokhale takes charge as India’s Foreign Secretary

Vijay Gokhale takes charge as India’s Foreign Secretary

Vijay Gokhale takes charge as India’s Foreign Secretary

Written by Keshala Dias

30 Jan, 2018 | 9:47 am

Vijay Gokhale, a seasoned diplomat who played a key role in resolving the Doklam standoff with China, took charge as India’s Foreign Secretary yesterday, succeeding S. Jaishankar.

Before he took over as India’s Foreign Secretary, he served as the Secretary to the Indian Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).

He was India’s Ambassador to China from January 20, 2016 to October 21, 2017, before moving to the MEA headquarters.

Gokhale will have a two-year tenure as the Foreign Secretary. He has also served as India’s top envoy to Germany between October 2013 and January 2016. He has worked in Indian missions in Hong Kong, Hanoi and in New York.

He has held the posts of director (China and East Asia) and then joint secretary (East Asia) in the MEA.

Source: NDTV


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