Assumes office as India’s Defence Minister on 23 November 1962.
Elected unopposed to the Loksabha from the Nasik district in 1963.
Visit to the U.S.A. in 1963 in response to invitation by Mr. McNamara, U.S. Defence Secretary.
Visit to U.S.S.R. in August of the same year; Discussions with Mr. Khrushchev, 1963.
Tour of Russia from 28 August 1964.
Elected President of the Maharashtra Education Society of New Delhi in 1964.
Inaugurates the Forty-seventh Session of the All-India Marathi Natya Parishad at Nanded in January 1965.
Attends Shastri-Ayub Khan talks at Tashkent in January 1966.
Appointed Home Minister at the Centre on 14 November 1966.
Appointed Finance Minister on 26 January 1970.
Participates in a seminar on financial matters in the Conference of Developing Nations, in 1971.
Appointed Minister for External Affairs in October 1974.
Visit to Guiana, Cuba, Lebanon, Egypt, Peru, America, Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait and France in 1975.