?Vijay Keshav Gokhale to be new foreign secretary

A 1981 batch officer of the Indian Foreign Service (IFS), he has been India's envoy to China. (Image courtesy: Current Affairs Adda247) Photograph:( DNA )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jan 01, 2018, 03.16 PM (IST)

Vijay Keshav Gokhale has been appointed as the new foreign secretary. He will be replacing S Jaishankar who will complete his tenure on January 28, 2018.

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Gokhale has been appointed for a two-year fixed term. Currently, he is the secretary (economic relations) in the Ministry of External Affairs.

A 1981 batch officer of the Indian Foreign Service (IFS), Gokhale has been India's envoy to China.