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List of External Affairs Ministers

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New Delhi, May 31 (PTI) 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, 2014--26 May 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 06 September 1967-- 13 February 1969 Indian National Congress 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) PTI ASK RCJ

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