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Vijay Gokhale assumes charge as Foreign Secretary as S Jaishankar retires

He will have two-year tenure as the foreign secretary

ANI  |  New Delhi 

New foreign secy Vijay Gokhale likely to play no politics, work to a script
Vijay Gokhale

Senior diplomat Vijay Keshav Gokhale, on Monday, assumed charges as the new of

succeeds Dr Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, as the latter completed his tenure on January 28.

earlier served as the secretary (economic relations) in the (MEA).

The 1981 batch officer of the (IFS), was the Indian ambassador to from January 20, 2016, to October 21, 2017, and played a major role in resolving the 73-day-long Doklam Standoff between New Delhi and

He will have two-year tenure as the

Dr Jaishankar was appointed as on January 29, 2015. Last year, he was given a one-year extension in January.

First Published: Mon, January 29 2018. 10:25 IST