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S JAISHANKAR REPLACES SUJATHA SINGH AS NEW FOREIGN SECRETARY

 

S Jaishankar takes charge as the new foreign secretary, replacing Ms Sujatha Singh.

The opposition Congress has questioned the timing of his appointment and the removal of his predecessor Sujatha Singh eight months before her tenure ended.

After taking over as the new foreign secretary he said, "I am really honoured to have been given this big responsibility. My priorities are the same as the government's priorities." The govt announced Dr Jaishankar's appointment after a meeting of the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet, chaired by the PM, on Wednesday evening.....More