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USISPF inducts S Jaishankar on board

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The US-Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) said it has taken India's former S on its board.

"I'm looking forward to working with USISPF's Board of Directors to build upon the key relationship between and the US. The has been at the forefront of US-business ties, and will be an important platform to further develop this relationship," Jaishankar, who is currently serving as for Affairs at Tata Sons, said in a statement issued by

Prior to his position as Indian from January 2015 to January 2018, held prominent roles in the such as to Singapore, to China, and 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, is remembered for helping to negotiate a peaceful resolution to the stand-off between Indian and Chinese troops at Doklam.

John Chambers, Former of and of the 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 and current role with 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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First Published: Mon, September 17 2018. 21:55 IST