Foreign Secretary Jaishankar gets one year extension

| Updated: Jan 24, 2017 04:51 IST

New Delhi [India], Jan. 23(ANI): Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar, whose tenure was to end on January 28 this year, got one-year extension on Monday. The nod for the extension of his tenure till January 28, 2018 was given by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet. Jaishankar was India's longest-serving ambassador to China, with a four-and-a-half year term. Jaishankar was appointed as India's Ambassador to United States in September 2013. He was involved in planning Prime Minister Narendra Modi's maiden visit to the United States in September 2014, welcoming him upon his arrival and hosting a dinner in his honour for members of the Indian-American community A 1977-IFS batch officer, Jaishankar was appointed Foreign Secretary on January 29, 2015 just few days before his retirement replacing Sujata Singh, whose term was abruptly curtailed by the government. (ANI)