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Vijay Keshav Gokhale takes charge as Foreign Secretary: All you need to know about him

Vijay Gokhale, who joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1981, played a major role in resolving the 73-day-long Doklam standoff between India and China last year.

Foreign Secy reaches Nepal, takes stock of country’s political situation

He met Maoist chief Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Constituent Assembly chairman Subhash Nembang among others.


Personally informed Sujatha about new FS appointment: Sushma Swaraj

The sacking of Singh has come under criticism from Congress.

S Jaishankar takes charge as Foreign Secretary, says 'honour and a big responsibility'

"Government's priorities are my priorities," said Jaishankar, a 1977-batch IFS officer.

Nuclear deal expert, S Jaishankar worked on Barack Obama red carpet

He is one of the few diplomats to have good network with the US as well as Russia.

Pakistan appoints Abdul Basit as its new High Commissioner to India

Abdul Basit will take over in New Delhi from former Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir.


Pakistan drops plan to send Ibne Abbas as envoy to India

The 55-year-old Basit was earlier tipped to take over as Foreign Secretary but the government changed its mind last week.

India’s message: Stick to deadline

India is still pinning its hopes on Maldives concluding its election process in time.

Maldives re-vote in doubt,says EC chief

The controversy-ridden presidential revote in the Maldives Saturday could be scrapped at the last minute.

History repeats itself,says former foreign secy

Venkateswaran resigned from his post in January 1987 after he was snubbed by then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

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Peace talks only way to stop bloodshed: Amarinder Singh

New Delhi, Jan 15 (ANI): Congress leader Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday said that the only way to stop bloodshed in the country was through peace talks and not through military actions. Responding to the scheduled India-Pakistan Foreign Secretary-level talks being deferred, Singh said if India wants to stop this bloodshed, it can only be done through peace talks, not through military actions.