Career diplomat S Jaishankar has been inducted in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Union Cabinet. The former foreign secretary took oath to office along with PM Narendra Modi's cabinet at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Thursday.

The former foreign secretary was among the leaders who met the Prime Minister Narendra Modi at 7, Lok Kalyan Marg. The meeting was reportedly held for only a select group of people who would be inducted in the Union Cabinet on Thursday.

S Jaishankar has served as India's foreign secretary from January 2015 to January 2018. He is credited for helping resolve the Doklam stand-off through negotiations with China. Earlier in 2007, he played a key role in negotiating the Indo-US civilian nuclear agreement that was signed by the UPA government.

After his retirements from the IFS services last year, he had taken over as the Tata Group's president of Global Corporate Affairs.

S Jaishankar was honoured with the Padma Shri award by President Ram Nath Kovind in March this year.

The 64-year-old had joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1977 and had stints as the high commissioner to Singapore and Ambassador to China and the US.