Vijay Keshav Gokhale, a1981 batch officer of the Indian Foreign Service (IFS) has been appointed as the Foreign Secretary for a two-year term. He will succeed S Jaishankar, who is due to complete his tenure on January 28.Gokhale has earlier served as India’s envoy to China. Presently he is secretary (economic relations) in the Ministry of External Affairs. Incumbent foreign secretary S Jaishankar was appointed to the post on January 29, 2015, for two years. He was given a one-year extension in January last year.