From Jawaharlal Nehru to S Jaishankar: Here's a list of all the External Affairs Ministers

S Jaishankar is the first career diplomat and foreign secretary to handle the key portfolio of External Affairs Minister.

Published: 31st May 2019 10:07 PM  |   Last Updated: 31st May 2019 10:07 PM   |  A+A-

Jawaharlal Nehru

Jawaharlal Nehru. (File Photo)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: S Jaishankar is the first career diplomat and foreign secretary to handle the key portfolio of External Affairs Minister.

Here is a list of those who have held the portfolio.

1.Sushma Swaraj (May 27, 2014--May 26, 2019)

2.Salman Khurshid (October 28, 2012--May 26, 2014)

3.S M Krishna (May 22, 2009--October 26, 2012) 

4. Pranab Mukherjee (October 24, 2006--May 22, 2009) 

5. Manmohan Singh (November 6, 2005--October 24, 2006) 

6. K Natwar Singh (May 22, 2004--November 6, 2005) 

7. Yashwant Sinha (July 1, 2002--May 22, 2004) 

8. Jaswant Singh (December 5, 1998--June 23, 2002) 

9. Atal Bihari Vajpayee (March 19, 1998--December 5, 1998) 

10. I K Gujral (June 1, 1996--March 18, 1998) 

11. Sikander Bakht (May 21, 1996--June 1, 1996) 

12. Pranab Mukherjee (February 10, 1995--May 16, 1996) 

13. Dinesh Singh (January 18, 1993--February 10, 1995) 

14. P V Narasimha Rao (March 31, 1992--January 18, 1993)

15. Madhavsinh Solanki June 21, 1991--March 31, 1992) 

16. Vidya Charan Shukla (November 21, 1990--February 20, 1991)

17. I K Gujral (December 5, 1989--November 10, 1990)

18. V P Singh (December 2, 1989--December 5, 1989) 

19. P V Narasimha Rao (June 25, 1988--December 2, 1989) 

20. Rajiv Gandhi (July 25, 1987--June 25, 1988)

21. N D Tiwari (October 22, 1986--July 25, 1987)

22. P Shiv Shankar (May 12, 1986--October 22, 1986) 

23. Bali Ram Bhagat (September 25, 1985--May 12, 1986) 

24. Rajiv Gandhi (October 31, 1984--September 24, 1985)

25. Indira Gandhi (July 19, 1984--October 31, 1984) 

26. P V Narasimha Rao (January 14, 1980--July 19, 1984)

27. Shyam Nandan Prasad Mishra (March 26, 1977--July 28, 1979) 

28. Atal Bihari Vajpayee (March 26, 1977--July 28, 1979)

29. Yashwantrao Chavan (October 10, 1974--March 24, 1977) 

30. Sardar Swaran Singh (June 27, 1970--October 10, 1974) 

31. Dinesh Singh (February 14, 1969--June 27, 1970) 

32. Indira Gandhi (September 6, 1967--February 13, 1969)

33. M C Chagla (November 14, 1966--September 5, 1967) 

34. Sardar Swaran Singh (July 18, 1964--November 14, 1966)

35. Lal Bahadur Shastri (June 9, 1964--July 17, 1964)

36. Gulzarilal Nanda (May 27, 1964--June 9, 1964) 

37. Jawaharlal Nehru (September 2, 1946--May 27, 1964) 

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