Personally informed Sujatha Singh about new FS appointment: Sushma Swaraj

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday night said she had personally communicated to Sujatha Singh the government's decision to appoint S Jaishankar as the new Foreign Secretary.

Sujatha Singh's removal sparks war of words between Congress, BJP

A political war of words erupted on Thursday over the sudden removal of Sujatha Singh as Foreign Secretary, with Congress asking Prime Minister Narendra Modi to explain the "summary" decision while BJP defended it as the right of the government.

Had sought early retirement, claims Sujatha Singh

A day after the government said that her tenure as Foreign Secretary has been "curtailed", Sujatha Singh Thursday claimed that she had actually sought early retirement.

Omar welcomes Jaishankar's appointment as Foreign Secretary

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah has welcomed the appointment of S Jaishankar as Foreign Secretary, calling it an "excellent" decision.

Foreign Secretary Jaishankar calls on Sushma

Newly appointed Foreign Secretary Dr S Jaishankar on Thursday called on External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in the national capital.

'No political motive' behind Sujatha Singh's removal: BJP

Defending the move to replace Sujatha Singh as Foreign Secretary, BJP on Thursday ruled out any political motive and said the government had acted well within its right to decide on appointment of officers.

S Jaishankar appointed as new Foreign Secretary

In a significant development, the Narendra Modi government on Wednesday night appointed Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, currently India's Ambassador to the United States, as the next Foreign Secretary.

S Jaishankar appointed new Foreign Secretary, Sujatha Singh's tenure curtailed
S Jaishankar appointed new Foreign Secretary, Sujatha Singh's tenure curtailed

In a significant development, the Narendra Modi government on Wednesday night appointed Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, currently India's Ambassador to the United States, the next Foreign Secretary, replacing Sujatha Singh with immediate effect.

Rajnath Singh holds high-level security meet ahead of Barack Obama's visit

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday held a high-level meeting at Ministry of Home Affairs to discuss the security situation in the wake of Bangalore blast and Pakistan government's order to suspend detention of 26/11 plotter Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi.

Foreign Secretary leads Clean India campaign in MEA

Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh wielded the broom and administered the 'Cleanliness Pledge' to the officials as the 'Clean India' campaign kicked off at the Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday.

Kashmiri separatists legitimate stakeholders, meeting them a long-standing practice: Pak envoy

Just days after India cancelled a Foreign Secretary-level meeting with Pakistan, Islamabad`s High Commissioner to India, Abdul Basit, on Wednesday stressed that his country was in favour of peace in the region.

Aizaz Chaudhry is Pakistan`s new Foreign Secretary

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has cleared the appointment of career diplomat Aizaz Chaudhry, one of the key officials who handled the fallout of the 2008 Mumbai attacks, as Pakistan`s new Foreign Secretary.

Aizaz Chaudhry to be new Pak foreign secretary: Report

Foreign Office spokesman Aizaz Chaudhry is likely to be appointed as Pakistan`s Foreign Secretary, according to a media report.

Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh to travel to US next month

Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh will travel to the US next month for consultations on key bilateral and regional issues including Afghanistan amidst India`s support for Afghan proposal of 15,000 foreign troops staying after 2014.

Sujatha Singh to visit Nepal today

Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh will embark on a two-day visit to Nepal on Saturday.

NSA, Foreign Secretary to visit Bhutan today

National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon and newly appointed Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh will arrive in Thimphu on Thursday.

Sujatha Singh takes charge as India’s new foreign secretary

Sujatha Singh assumed charge as India’s next foreign secretary on Thursday.

Sujatha Singh takes charge as Foreign Secretary

Sujatha Singh took charge as India’s foreign secretary on Thursday. The 1976 batch Indian Foreign Service officer will have a fixed tenure of two years.

Britain to train Libyan armed forces

The British army will train up to 2,000 Libyan troops in the country, British Foreign Secretary William Hague has said.

PMO relents, Sujata Singh to be next Foreign Secretary

Speculations over who will be the country’s next Foreign Secretary finally comes to an end with Prime Minister Office’s giving its nod for the appointment of India`s Ambassador to Germany, Sujata Singh for the top job.