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Present Minister(s)
1. Shri Yashwant Sinha2002.07.01 - till date
  External Affairs Minister  
2. Shri Digvijay Singh2002.07.01 - till date
External Affairs Minister
3. Shri Vinod Khanna2003.01.29 - till date
MoS for External Affairs
Former Minister(s)
1. Shri Jawaharlal Nehru 1946.09.02 - 1964.05.27
    External Affairs Minister & P M  
2. Dr. B V Keskar 1948.12.07 - 1950.01.26
    Deputy Minister for External Affairs & Commonwealth Relations  
3. Dr. B V Keskar 1950.01.31 - 1952.05.13
    Deputy Minister for External Affairs  
4. Shri Anil K Chanda 1952.08.12 - 1957.04.17
    Deputy Minister for External Affairs  
5. Dr.Syed Mahmud 1954.12.07 - 1957.04.17
     Deputy Minister for External Affairs  
6. Shrimati Laxmi N Menon 1957.04.18 - 1962.04.10
    Deputy Minister for External Affairs  
7. Shrimati Laxmi N Menon 1962.04.16 - 1964.06.09
     MoS for External Affairs  
8. Shri Dinesh Singh 1962.05.08 - 1966.01.24
     Deputy Minister for External Affairs  
9. Shri Gulzari Lal Nanda 1964.05.27 - 1964.06.09
    External Affairs Minister & P M  
10. Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri 1964.06.09 - 1964.07.17
    External Affairs Minister & P M  
11. Shrimati Laxmi N Menon 1964.06.15 - 1966.01.24
     MoS for External Affairs  
12. Sardar Swaran Singh 1964.07.18 - 1966.11.14
     External Affairs Minister  
13. Shri Dinesh Singh 1966.01.24 - 1967.03.13
    MoS for External Affairs  
14. Shri M C Chagla 1966.11.14 - 1967.09.05
    External Affairs Minister  
15. Shri Surendrapal Singh 1967.03.18 - 1973.02.05
    Deputy Minister for External Affairs  
16. Smt. Indira Gandhi 1967.09.06 - 1969.02.13
     External Affairs Minister  
17. Shri Bali Ram Bhagat 1967.11.14 - 1969.02.14
    MoS for External Affairs  
18. Shri Dinesh Singh 1969.02.14 - 1970.06.27
    External Affairs Minister  
19. Sardar Swaran Singh 1970.06.27 - 1974.10.10
     External Affairs Minister  
20. Shri Surendrapal Singh 1973.02.05 - 1974.10.10
     MoS for External Affairs  
21. Shri Y B Chavan 1974.10.10 - 1977.03.24
    External Affairs Minister  
22. Shri Bipinpal Das 1974.10.17 - 1977.03.24
     Deputy Minister for External Affairs  
23. Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee 1977.03.26 - 1979.07.28
     External Affairs Minister  
24. Shri Samarendra Kundu 1977.08.16 - 1979.07.28
    MoS for External Affairs  
25. Shri Shyam Nandan Prasad Mishra 1979.07.28 - 1980.01.13
    External Affairs Minister  
26. Shri Bedabrata Barua 1979.08.05 - 1980.01.13
    MoS for External Affairs  
27. Shri P V Narasimha Rao 1980.01.14 - 1984.07.19
    External Affairs Minister  
28. Shri A A Rahim 1982.09.03 - 1984.10.31
    MoS for External Affairs  
29. Smt. Indira Gandhi 1984.07.19 - 1984.10.31
     External Affairs Minister & P M  
30. Shri Ram Niwas Mirdha 1984.08.02 - 1984.10.31
    MoS for External Affairs  
31. Shri Rajiv Gandhi 1984.10.31 - 1985.09.24
    External Affairs Minister & P M  
32. Shri A A Rahim 1984.11.04 - 1984.12.31
    MoS for External Affairs  
33. Shri Ram Niwas Mirdha 1984.11.04 - 1984.12.31
    MoS for External Affairs  
34. Shri Khurseed Alam Khan 1984.12.31 - 1985.09.25
    MoS for External Affairs  
35. Shri K R Narayanan 1985.09.25 - 1986.10.22
    MoS for External Affairs  
36. Shri Bali Ram Bhagat 1985.09.25 - 1986.05.12
    External Affairs Minister  
37. Shri P Shiv Shankar 1986.05.12 - 1986.10.22
    External Affairs Minister  
38. Shri N D Tiwari 1986.10.22 - 1987.07.25
    External Affairs Minister  
39. Shri Rajiv Gandhi 1987.07.25 - 1988.06.25
     External Affairs Minister & P M  
40. Shri P V Narasimha Rao 1988.06.25 - 1989.12.02
     External Affairs Minister  
41. Shri Eduardo Falerio 1986.05.12 - 1988.02.14
    MoS for External Affairs  
42. Shri K Natwar Singh 1986.10.22 - 1989.12.02
    MoS for External Affairs  
43. Prof. K K Tiwari 1988.06.27 - 1989.12.04
    MoS for External Affairs  
44. Shri Vishwanath Pratap Singh 1989.12.02 - 1989.12.05
     External Affairs Minister & P M  
45. Shri I K Gujral 1989.12.05 - 1990.11.10
     External Affairs Minister  
46. Shri Hari Kishore Singh 1990.04.21 - 1990.11.10
    MoS for External Affairs  
47. Shri Vidya Charan Shukla 1990.11.21 - 1991.02.20
    External Affairs Minister  
48. Shri Digvijay Singh 1990.11.29 - 1991.06.21
     Deputy Minister for External Affairs  
49. Shri Eduardo Falerio 1991.06.21 - 1993.01.17
    MoS for External Affairs  
50. Shri Madhavsinh Solanki 1991.06.21 - 1992.03.31
    External Affairs Minister  
51. Shri P V Narasimha Rao 1992.03.31 - 1993.01.18
    External Affairs Minister & P M  
52. Shri R L Bhatia 1992.07.02 - 1996.05.16
    MoS for External Affairs  
53. Shri Dinesh Singh 1993.01.18 - 1995.02.10
    External Affairs Minister  
54. Shri Salman Khursheed 1993.01.19 - 1996.05.16
     MoS for External Affairs  
55. Shri Pranab Mukherjee 1995.02.10 - 1996.05.16
     External Affairs Minister & Dy. Chairman Planning Commission  
56. Shri Sikander Bakht 1996.05.21 - 1996.06.01
     External Affairs Minister  
57. Shri I K Gujral 1996.06.01 - 1997.04.23
    External Affairs Minister  
58. Shri Salim Iqbal Shervani 1997.05.09 - 1998.03.19
    MoS for External Affairs  
59. Ms Kamala Sinha 1997.06.03 - 1998.03.19
    MoS for External Affairs  
60. Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee 1998.03.19 - 1998.12.05
     External Affairs Minister & P M  
61. Shrimati Vasundhara Raje 1998.03.19 - 1999.10.13
     MoS for External Affairs  
62. Shri Ajit Kumar Panja 1999.10.13 - 2001.03.15
     MoS for External Affairs  
63. Shri U V Krishnam Raju 2000.09.30 - 2001.07.22
    MoS for External Affairs  
64. Shri Jaswant Singh 1998.12.05 - 2002.06.23
    External Affairs Minister  
65. Shri Omar Abdullah 2001.07.23 - 2002.12.23
    MoS for External Affairs  

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