Vijay Keshav Gokhale Age, Caste, Wife, Biography, Family, Facts & More

Vijay Keshav Gokhale

Real NameVijay Keshav Gokhale
ProfessionIndian Civil Servant
Major Designation(s)• Director (China and East Asia)
• Joint Secretary (East Asia)
• Deputy Secretary (Finance)
• Director General, India Taipei Association, Taiwan
• High Commissioner (Ambassador) to Malaysia (2010-2013)
• Ambassador to Germany (2013-2016)
• Secretary (Economics)
• Ambassador to China (2015)
• Foreign Secretary (2018)
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 178 cm
in meters- 1.78 m
in feet inches- 5’ 10”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 75 kg
in pounds- 165 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourSalt & Pepper
Personal Life
Date of BirthYear, 1959
Age (as in 2017)58 Years
Birth PlaceNot Known
HometownNot Known
SchoolNot Known
College/UniversityThe University of Delhi
Educational QualificationMA in History
FamilyNot Known
CasteChitpavan Brahmin
HobbiesReading, Listening to Music, Travelling
Favourite Things
Favourite LeaderMahatma Gandhi
Favourite ActorShah Rukh Khan
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsNot Known
Wife/SpouseVandana Gokhale
Vijay Keshav Gokhale With His Wife
ChildrenSon- 1
Daughter- None
Money Factor
Salary (As Foreign Secretary of India)INR 26000 (Basic Pay) + other Allowances
Net Worth Not Known

Vijay Keshav Gokhale

Some Lesser Known Facts About Vijay Keshav Gokhale

  • Does Vijay Keshav Gokhale smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Vijay Keshav Gokhale drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • Gokhale is a 1981-batch Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer.
  • In January 2018, the Government of India appointed him its new Foreign Secretary.
  • During the Doklam crisis, Mr. Gokhale had been widely credited with conducting delicate but tough diplomatic negotiations in Beijing. His negotiations led to a peaceful resolution of the 70-day military standoff, which ended just before Narendra Modi travelled to China for the BRICS summit in August 2017.
  • His colleagues consider him as a “traditionalist” diplomat, “bound by rules” and who “works under the radar.”
  • He has a long experience in dealing with East Asia (China in particular).
  • Mr. Gokhale is also known for his fluency in the Chinese language.
  • He has an outstanding proven track record in dealing with the neighbourhood.
  • According to sources, Prime Minister Modi noticed Mr. Gokhale’s work during his tenure as Ambassador to Germany (2013-2016), when he successfully organised the PM’s visit to inaugurate the Hanover-Messe in 2015 where the “Make in India” programme was launched by the government.

  • He has also served in Indian missions in Hong Kong, Hanoi, Beijing and New York.