Salman Khurshid


Minister of External Affairs, Government of India


Salman Khurshid started his political career as an Officer on Special Duty in the Prime Minister's Office, during the Prime Ministership of Indira Gandhi in the early 1980s. Later, he became the Deputy Minister of Commerce in the Government of India, and then Minister of State for External Affairs in the Government of India from 1991–1996. He became the Union Minister of State (with Independent Charges) of Corporate Affairs and Minority Affairs in the Government of India in 2009. In July 2011, he was made Cabinet Minister for Law and Justice, and Minority Affairs in the Government of India. On October 2012, he assumed his current role of Minister of External Affairs.
He is a well-known educationist, social reformer and political thinker, having a powerful emerging presence in the Indian political scenario.
A product of DPS, St. Stephen's and Oxford, he is an eminent lawyer of the Supreme Court of India and an orator par excellence. He is also a prolific author and some of his eminent publications include - 'At Home in India', 'If Winter Comes' and 'Beyond Terrorism'.