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Subrahmanyam Jaishankar

Subrahmanyam Jaishankar


A former diplomat who served as Foreign Secretary, Subrahmanyam Jaishankar was inducted into narendra Modi's cabinet as a Union Minister of External affairs in 2019. Prior to diving into 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.

Personal Life

Full Name Subrahmanyam Jaishankar
Date of Birth 09 Jan 1955 (Age 67)
Place of Birth New Delhi, India
Party name Bharatiya Janta Party
Education PhD
Profession Civil Servant
Father's Name K. Subrahmanyam
Mother's Name Sulochana.
Spouse's Name Kyoko Jaishankar
Children 2 Son(s) 1 Daughter(s)


Permanent address New Delhi
Present address New Delhi
Contact number NA
Email NA

Interesting Facts

Jaishankar is the longest-serving Indian ambassador to China and played 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.

Political Timeline

  • 2019
    On 5 July 2019, he was elected as Member of Indian Parliament from Bhartiya Janata Party to the Rajya Sabha from Gujarat state.
  • 2019
    He was inducted into Narendra Modi's cabinet as a Union Minister of External affairs.

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.
  • 2000
    He was appointed India's ambassador to the Czech Republic.
  • 1996
    From 1996 to 2000, he was Deputy Chief of Mission at the Indian Embassy in Tokyo.
  • 1991
    He was the Director (East Europe) in the Ministry of External Affairs. Also, he served as press secretary and speechwriter for President of India Shankar Dayal Sharma.
  • 1990
    1990 to 1993: He was the Counsellor at the Indian mission in Budapest.
  • 1988
    1988 to 1990: he served in Sri Lanka as First Secretary and political adviser to the Indian Peacekeeping Force (IPKF).
  • 1985
    He was appointed as the first secretary at the Indian embassy in Washington, D.C.
  • 1979
    1979 to 1981: He served as third secretary and second secretary in the Indian mission to the Soviet Union in Moscow.
  • 1977
    He Joined Indian Foreign Service.


He was proffered the Padma Shri in 2019.
Net Worth15.00

Disclaimer: The information relating to the candidate is an archive based on the self-declared affidavit filed at the time of elections. The current status may be different. For the latest on the candidate kindly refer to the affidavit filed by the candidate with the Election Commission of India in the recent election.


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