Foreign Minister is the head of the Ministry of External Affairs of the Government of India. The chief responsibility of the Foreign Minister is to represent India and its government in the international community. He also plays an important role in determining Indian Foreign Policy.

List of Foreign Ministers of India

Here is a list of all the foreign ministers of India since 1947 when India became an Independent country.

  1. Jawaharlal Nehru - 2 September 1946 to 27 May 1964
  2. Gulzarilal Nanda - 27 May 1964 to 9 June 1964
  3. Lal Bahadur Shastri - 9 June 1964 to 17 July 1964
  4. Sardar Swaran Singh - 18 July 1964 to 14 November 1966
  5. M. C. Chagla - 14 November 1966 to 5 September 1967
  6. Indira Gandhi - 6 September 1967 to 13 February 1969
  7. Dinesh Singh - 14 February 1969 to 27 June 1970
  8. Sardar Swaran Singh - 27 June 1970 to 10 October 1974
  9. Yashwantrao Chavan - 10 October 1974 to 24 March 1977
  10. Atal Bihari Vajpayee - 26 March 1977 to 28 July 1979
  11. Shyam Nandan Prasad Mishra - 28 July 1979 to 13 January 1980
  12. P. V. Narasimha Rao - 14 January 1980 to 19 July 1984
  13. Indira Gandhi - 19 July 1984 to 31 October 1984
  14. Rajiv Gandhi - 31 October 1984 to 24 September 1985
  15. Bali Ram Bhagat - 25 September 1985 to 12 May 1986
  16. P. Shiv Shankar - 12 May 1986 to 22 October 1986
  17. Narayan Dutt Tiwari - 22 October 1986 to 25 July 1987
  18. Rajiv Gandhi - 25 July 1987 to 25 June 1988
  19. P. V. Narasimha Rao - 25 June 1988 to 2 December 1989
  20. V. P. Singh - 2 December 1989 to 5 December 1989
  21. Inder Kumar Gujral - 5 December 1989 to 10 November 1990
  22. Vidya Charan Shukla - 21 November 1990 to 20 February 1991
  23. Madhavsinh Solanki - 21 June 1991 to 31 March 1992
  24. P. V. Narasimha Rao - 31 March 1992 to 18 January 1993
  25. Dinesh Singh - 18 January 1993 to 10 February 1995
  26. Pranab Mukherjee - 10 February 1995 to 16 May 1996
  27. Sikander Bakht - 21 May 1996 to 1 June 1996
  28. Inder Kumar Gujral - 1 June 1996 to 18 March 1998
  29. Atal Bihari Vajpayee - 19 March 1998 to 5 December 1998
  30. Jaswant Singh - 5 December 1998 to 23 June 2002
  31. Yashwant Sinha - 1 July 2002 to 22 May 2004
  32. K. Natwar Singh - 22 May 2004 to 6 November 2005
  33. Manmohan Singh - 6 November 2005 to 24 October 2006
  34. Pranab Mukherjee - 24 October 2006 to 22 May 2009
  35. S. M. Krishna - 22 May 2009 to 26 October 2012
  36. Salman Khurshid - 28 October 2012 to 26 May 2014
  37. Sushma Swaraj - 26 May 2015 to Incumbent