Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar is an Indian diplomat and politician who is the current Minister of External Affairs of the Government of India since 31 May 2019. He is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party and is a Member of Parliament in the Rajya Sabha since 5 July 2019, representing Gujarat. Prior to diving into the Indian Political Sphere, he served as Indian Ambassador to the United States, China, and the Czech Republic. In addition to this eminent portfolio, he also served as High Commissioner to Singapore (2007–09). Jaishankar also played a vital role in negotiating the Indo-US civilian nuclear agreement. Jaishankar is the longest-serving Indian ambassador to China and played a pivotal role in reinforcing economic, trade, and cultural relations between the two countries.
Jaishankar speaks Russian, English, Tamil, Hindi, conversational Japanese, and some Hungarian.
Subrahmanyam Jaishankar was second of the six ambassadors who presented their credentials to Obama one by one in a traditional ceremony that marks the formal beginning of an ambassador’s service in Washington.

Dr. S Jaishankar Bio

Dr. S. Jaishankar 
Full NameSubrahmanyam Jaishankar
ProfessionCivil Servant, IFS Officer, Indian Diplomat, Foreign Ambassador and Indian Politician
Party nameBharatiya Janta Party
Personal Information
Date of Birth 1955-01-09
Age (as in 2021)66 Years
Place of BirthNew Delhi, India
Zodiac signCapricorn
HometownNew Delhi
Food HabitVegetarian
SchoolAir Force Central School, New Delhi
College/University• St. Stephen’s College, New Delhi
• Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi
Educational QualificationGraduate of St. Stephen’s College at the University of Delhi
MA in Political Science- JNU, Delhi
M. Phil and Ph.D in International Relations with specialization in Nuclear Diplomacy from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi.
Family and More
FatherK. Subrahmanyam (Journalist and Civil Servant)
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseKyoko Jaishankar
Children2 Son(s) 1 Daughter(s)
Son's• Dhruva Jaishankar
• Arjun Jaishankar
Daughter- Medha Jaishankar
SiblingsBrother(s)- 2
• Sanjay Subramanyan (Historian)
• S. Vijay Kumar (Former Rural Development Secretary of India)
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 165 cm
in meters- 1.65 m
in feet inches- 5’ 5”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 65 kg
in pounds- 143 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourGrey
Diplomatic Career
ServiceIndian Foreign Service
Major Designation(s)1979: First Secretary at Indian Mission in Moscow, Russia
1985: First Secretary at Indian Embassy in Washington, D.C.
1988: Political adviser to the Indian Peacekeeping Force (IPKF) and the First Secretary at Indian Mission in Sri Lanka
1996: Deputy Chief of Mission at the Indian Embassy in Tokyo
2000: India’s ambassador to the Czech Republic
2004: Joint Secretary (America) at the Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi
2007: India's High Commissioner to Singapore
2009: India's longest serving Ambassador to China with a tenure of four and a half years
2013: India's Ambassador to the United States in September 2013
2015: Foreign Secretary of India
Awards, Honours, AchievementsHonoured with the Padma Shri in 2019 by the Narendra Modi Government
Work Experience
Previous PositionsPresident – Global Corporate Affairs at Tata Sons Private Limited from May 2018.
He was Foreign Secretary from 2015-18, Ambassador to United States from 2013-15, Ambassador to China from 2009-2013, High Commissioner to Singapore from 2007-2009 and Ambassador to the Czech Republic from 2000-2004.
Served in other diplomatic assignments in Embassies in Moscow, Colombo, Budapest and Tokyo, as well in the Ministry of External Affairs and the President’s Secretariat.
Political Timeline . 2019 - He was inducted into Narendra Modi's cabinet as a Union Minister of External affairs
2019- On 5 July 2019, he was elected as Member of Indian Parliament from Bhartiya Janata Party to the Rajya Sabha from Gujarat state.
Early Life 2015- Jaishankar was appointed as Foreign Secretary of India on 29 January 2015.
2013- Jaishankar was appointed as India's Ambassador to United States in September 2013. He took charge on 23 December 2013 succeeding Nirupama Rao.
2012- Jaishankar became India's longest-serving ambassador to China, with a four-and-a-half year term.
2007- From 2007 to 2009, Jaishankar served as India's High Commissioner to Singapore.
2004 From 2004 to 2007, Jaishankar was Joint Secretary (Americas) at the Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi.
Political PartyBharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
Political Journey• In May 2019, he was inducted into the Narendra Modi's Cabinet as the External Affairs Minister.
• On 8 July 2019, he took the oath as a Rajya Sabha Member; after winning the Rajya Sabha Elections from Gujarat.
Money Factor
Salary (approx.)Rs.1 Lac + Additional Allowances (as Cabinet Minister)

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