23/01/2017 11:07 PM IST | Updated 23/01/2017 11:08 PM IST

S Jaishankar Gets One-Year Extension As Foreign Secretary

He was appointed as the Foreign Secretary on 29 January 2015.

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NEW DELHI -- Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar, whose tenure was to end on January 28, today got a one-year extension.

The nod for the extension of his tenure till January 28, 2018 was given by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet, official sources said.

A 1977-IFS batch officer, Jaishankar was appointed Foreign Secretary on January 29, 2015 just few days before his retirement replacing Sujata Singh, whose term was abruptly curtailed by the government.

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