?Vijay Keshav Gokhale to be new foreign secretary

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: Jan 01, 2018, 04:13 PM IST
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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)

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.


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.