"I'm looking forward to working with USISPF's Board of Directors to build upon the key relationship between India and the US. The Tata group has been at the forefront of US-India business ties, and USISPF will be an important platform to further develop this relationship," Jaishankar, who is currently serving as Group President for Global Corporate Affairs at Tata Sons, said in a statement issued by USISPF.
Prior to his position as Indian Foreign Secretary from January 2015 to January 2018, Jaishankar held prominent roles in the Indian Foreign Service such as High Commissioner to Singapore, Ambassador to China, and Ambassador to the US.
He is widely respected for playing a key role in negotiating the Indo-US civilian nuclear agreement.
As one of the longest-serving foreign secretaries in India's history, Jaishankar is remembered for helping to negotiate a peaceful resolution to the stand-off between Indian and Chinese troops at Doklam.
John Chambers, Former CEO and Chairman of Cisco and current Chairman of the USISPF Board, said, "Dr Jaishankar is one of the most impressive and knowledgeable individuals in foreign relations who I have ever encountered.
"His previous roles in the Indian Foreign Service and current role with Tata Group make him an invaluable addition to the Forum's already powerful board. We look forward to Dr. Jaishankar's close guidance within our board to further strengthen relations between the U.S. and India.
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