Hon. Jaswant Singh Foundation
The Foundation will principally work for making better foreign policies for Hospitality Industry of India and in relations with other countries and continents along with Foreign Ministry of India, Foundation in the most eminent manner will also bring down all the previous and retired Foreign Ministers Work Reports and Highlights together and will make stronger impact on policies which were once referred by these prolific minds of India.
It’s also an attempt to remember these great Foreign Ministers and their work along with their families.
There is no system in which after the retirement of any Foreign Minister & his work experience memorabilia is maintained and executed in favor of National Interest. It’s a humble attempt to bring all those important Foreign Ministers and their work and families together and celebrate their work and policies which they did during their tenure.
Let’s remember them with much respect, love and gratitude is all about Hon. Jaswant Singh Foundation which is the dedication to all Foreign Ministers and their work along with their families who always remain as unsung heroes behind the real and mega personality standing as strong pillar due to which Hon. Minister could work tirelessly and much efficiency for the nation.
Tribute and remembrance to all the legends By Hon. Jaswant Singh Foundation.
Jai Hind …!!!
Brief Information about Hon. Jaswant Singh Ji and his Life Achievements
Major Jaswant Singh ( 3 January 1938 – 27 September 2020) was an officer of the Indian Army and an Indian Cabinet Minister. He was one of the founding members of the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP), and was one of India’s longest serving parliamentarians, having been a member of the Lok Sabha & the Rajya Sabha almost continuously between 1980 and 2014. He was NDA’s Vice-presidential candidate in the 2012 Indian vice presidential election. Singh was the only leader from Rajasthan who had the distinction of becoming the Minister Of External Affairs, Finance and Defense.
He was elected on a BJP ticket to the Rajya Sabha five times (1980, 1986, 1998, 1999, 2004) and to the Lok Sabha four times (1990, 1991, 1996, 2009). During the Vajpayee administration between 1998 and 2004, he held multiple cabinet portfolios including Finance, External Affairs and Defense. He also served as the Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission between 1998 and 1999. In the aftermath of India’s nuclear tests of 1998, he was deputed by Prime Minister Vajpayee to act as India’s representative to hold repeated, long-term dialogue with the United States (represented by Strobe Talbott) on matters related to nuclear policy and strategy, the outcome of the sustained engagement was positive for both countries. After his party lost power in 2004, Jaswant Singh served as Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha from 2004 to 2009.
Singh entered politics in the 1960s, with the first few years of his political life seeing limited recognition, until he was initiated in the Jan Sangh. He tasted success in his political career in 1980 when he was first selected for the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of Indian parliament. He served as Finance minister in the short-lived government of Atal Bihari Vajpayee, which lasted just from 16 May 1996, to 1 June 1996.
After Vajpayee became Prime Minister again two years later, he became Minister for External Affairs of India, serving from 5 December 1998 until 1 July 2002. Responsible for foreign policy, he dealt with high tensions between India and Pakistan.
In July 2002 he became Finance Minister again, switching posts with Yashwant Sinha. He served as Finance Minister until the defeat of the Vajpayee government in May 2004 and was instrumental in defining and pushing through the market-friendly reforms of the government. He was conferred the Outstanding Parliamentarian Award for the year 2001.
Jaswant Singh held many ministries under the government of Atal Bihari Vajpayee, including several important such as Defense, External Affairs and Finance. He has also held many important positions including that of Electronics and Science and Technology.
After Atal Bihari Vajpayee becomes the Prime Minister of India for the second time in the year 1998, then Singh was appointed as the Minister of External Affairs and succeeded Atal Bihari Vajpayee himself for the position. He was at that time first Rajasthani to be a Minister of External Affairs of India at Union level in the Central Government. Singh has been one of the most trusted man of Vajpayee and was given task of making good international relation with other nations. He has been represented nation at international level in the times of Kargil War and India’s nuclear test.
He was the one who went to Kandahar after plane hijack. He remained Minister till 5 December 2002 after the removal of George Fernandez due to the Tehelka conspiracy. As the Minister of External Affairs he launched the first free-trade agreement with Sri Lanka in South Asia’s history, initiated India’s most daring diplomatic opening to Pakistan, revitalized relations with the US, and reoriented the Indian military, abandoning its Soviet-inspired doctrines and weaponry for close ties with the West.
List of Foreign Ministers of India and their Tenure. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minister_of_External_Affairs_(India)