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List of External Affairs Ministers

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Press Trust of India New Delhi
S Jaishankar is the first career diplomat and foreign secretary to handle the key portfolio of External Affairs Minister.
Here is a list of those who have held the portfolio.
1. Sushma Swaraj (May 27, 2014--May 26, 2019)

2. Salman Khurshid (October 28, 2014--26 May 2014)

3. S M Krishna (May 22, 2009--October 26, 2012)

4. Pranab Mukherjee (October 24, 2006

-- May 22, 2009)

5. Manmohan Singh (November 6 2005--October 24, 2006)

6. K Natwar Singh (May 22, 2004--November 6, 2005)

7. Yashwant Sinha (July 1, 2002

May 22, 2004)

8. Jaswant Singh (December 5, 1998-June 23, 2002)

9. Atal Bihari Vajpayee (March 19, 1998--December 5, 1998)

10. I K Gujral

(June 1, 1996-- March 18, 1998)

11. Sikander Bakht (May 21, 1996--June 1, 1996)

12. Pranab Mukherjee (February 10, 1995--May 16, 1996)

13. Dinesh Singh

(January 18, 1993--February 10, 1995)

14. P. V. Narasimha Rao

(March 31 1992--January 18, 1993)

15. Madhavsinh Solanki

June 21, 1991--March 31, 1992)

16. Vidya Charan Shukla (November 21, 1990--February 20, 1991)

17. I K Gujral (December 5, 1989

--November 10, 1990)

18. V P Singh

(December 2, 1989--December 5, 1989)

19. P. V. Narasimha Rao (June 25, 1988--December 2, 1989)

20. Rajiv Gandhi (July 25, 1987--June 25, 1988)

21. N. D. Tiwari (October 22, 1986--July 25, 1987)

22. P Shiv Shankar (May 12, 1986--October 22, 1986)

23. Bali Ram Bhagat (September 25, 1985--May 12, 1986)

24. Rajiv Gandhi (October 31, 1984--September 24, 1985)

25. Indira Gandhi (July 19, 1984--October 31, 1984)

26. P V Narasimha Rao

(January 14, 1980--July 19, 1984)

27. Shyam Nandan Prasad Mishra

(March 26, 1977--July 28, 1979)

28. Atal Bihari Vajpayee (March 26, 1977--July 28, 1979)

29. Yashwantrao Chavan (October 10, 1974--March 24, 1977)

30. Sardar Swaran Singh (June 27, 1970--October 10, 1974)

31. Dinesh Singh

(February 14, 1969--June 27, 1970)

32. Indira Gandhi

06 September 1967-- 13 February 1969 Indian National Congress

33. M. C. Chagla (November 14, 1966--September 5, 1967)

34. Sardar Swaran Singh (July 18, 1964--November 14, 1966)

35. Lal Bahadur Shastri (June 9, 1964--July 17, 1964)

36. Gulzarilal Nanda (May 27, 1964--June 9, 1964)

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First Published: May 31 2019 | 3:00 PM IST

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