Discussion in 'Foreign Relations' started by Free Karma, Jan 29, 2015.
Jaishankar to replace Sujatha Singh as foreign secretary - Rediff.com India News
I am glad that PM Modi has decided to keep this brilliant diplomat around for two more years.
Having jaishankar around is a great bonus, another good move by NDA govt though it might upset some others
If Sujata Singh was not pulling her weight, then it is fine.
The issue is, was she or was she not?
The Govt can take a call.
A month old report pointing to this eventuality:
Jaishankar may replace Sujatha Singh as foreign secretary
The FM would not have appreciated this but if the PM feels this is needed to execute his plans, that's all that matters. :thumb:
its not with immediate effect i think.. he will replace the current incumbent after 6 months.
this TOI report says that the PM was not impressed with SS at all, and has been wanting this change for a while.
S Jaishankar takes charge as foreign secretary - The Times of India
Other sources have said Jaishankar was actually a well performing officer, and was tipped to take the job , but the job was given to Sujatha singh on the basis of seniority (some say Sonia favoured SS).
Nope, from the above link:
He met Sushma Swaraj last night:
Hope he gets office as soon as possible.
Good appointment and also good sign. I had a feeling this would happen.
It is clear this guy means business. I love his reaction when the media asked how he felt:
"it is a (long pause - careful thought - mature gesture) ... honor". Silence is golden.
Better to keep the top positions clear of immediate transformations when we are working on projects that cant afford to have a change of face as it progresses.
Some very interesting details have come out on this:
Why PM Narendra Modi was unhappy with former foreign secretary Sujatha Singh - The Times of India
I can understand Modi being angry with the lack of action over Japan and Israel. But Denmark? Why so much importance. and break the previous stance over Kim Davy.....or is it just saying we'd rather get investments (?) and take care of it at a later date?
Here is the Farewell letter from Sujata singh:
Full text of ex-foreign secretary Sujatha Singh's farewell letter - The Economic Times
I think she was appointed by first family then
there was news that MMS really wanted to appoint S Jaishankar as Foreign Secretary rather then Sujatha Singh but he was not favourite of family so his tenure was extended by MMS and moved to USA as Ambassador.
I think it is proper to remove in this way
New gov has removed lot of senior officer . this might bring black assh from IAS/IPS/IFS community.
better to have strong insitutue which can produce capable officer then have strong officer
she was given the opportunity to speak and no one (over) reacted. it is time to move on and focus on good stuff.
if she talks again (and continues) it needs to be pointed out factually. she knew it was coming. the reasons were made to also coordinate and justify positional parameters. she understands the system is far more important compare to individuals.
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