India's New Envoy To U.S. Gears Up To Resolve Diplomatic Row

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Jaishankar, who succeeds Nirupama Rao, whom he had replaced in China too in 2009, served as Under Secretary (Americas) and Policy Planning in the Ministry of External Affairs from 1981 to 1985.

He then spent three years from 1985 to 1988 as First Secretary handling political affairs at the Indian Embassy in Washington, DC, followed by two years as First Secretary and Political Advisor to the Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF) in Sri Lanka.

Jaishankar led the Americas Division in the Ministry of External Affairs for a second time between 2004 and 2007.

Coming to Washington with more than three decades of diplomatic experience, Jaishankar has represented India's interests and fostered friendly working relationships in countries around the world.

Jaishankar holds a PhD and MPhil in International Relations and an MA in Political Science. He is a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London.

Jaishankar is married to Kyoko Jaishankar and has two sons and a daughter.

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Source: IANS
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