External Affairs

Jaishankar meets BRICS counterparts in South Africa

Jaishankar said, “Among the key threats to international peace and security is that of terrorism. Nations must take resolute measures against it, including its financing and propaganda."

published on : 2nd June 2023

Navy veterans' fate hangs in balance as Qatar envoy post lies vacant since March-end

It was learnt that Joint Secretary (Gulf) of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Vipul was his likely replacement but no formal announcement came from the MEA yet.

published on : 28th May 2023

Trade imbalance with Russia needs to be addressed: Jaishankar

The bilateral trade between India and Russia is growing strong, but there is need to work on the trade imbalance, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said on Tuesday.

published on : 19th April 2023

Steady improvement in ties with US: Jaishankar

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar spoke over the phone with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Sunday and discussed global and regional matters.

published on : 17th April 2023

Hope Chinese authorities would facilitate continued presence of Indian journalists in China: MEA 

China has sought reciprocal measures from India for the facilitation of its journalists even as it defended its recent move to freeze the visas of the two Indian correspondents.

published on : 6th April 2023

'Indian diplomatic service most short-staffed compared to many other countries': Parliamentary panel  

The panel in its report observed that with the felt need of having Missions in all the UN member countries, there is an increased requirement of manpower in the diplomatic cadre.

published on : 21st March 2023

Effects of cross-border terrorism can't be contained within a region: EAM Jaishankar

Addressing a joint press conference with his Austrian counterpart Alexander Schallenberg here, Jaishankar said they had an open and productive discussion on a range of regional and global situations.

published on : 2nd January 2023

PM Modi joins US President Joe Biden in launch of Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity

The MEA said that the IPEF seeks to strengthen economic partnership amongst participating countries with the objective of enhancing resilience, sustainability and inclusiveness.

published on : 23rd May 2022

'ICJ judges vote in individual capacity': MEA on Dalveer Bhandari's vote against Russia on Ukraine war

The court order was supported by 13 judges, while two voted against it -- Vice-President Kirill Gevorgian from Russia and Judge Xue Hanqin from China.

published on : 18th March 2022

'Inexperienced Indian fishermen do not understand maritime demarcations,' hence land in Lankan prisons: Expert

Since both countries have been fishing closely in Palk Strait there is a continuous conflict of interest between the fishing communities.

published on : 6th March 2022

'Every minute precious': Congress leader Rahul Gandhi condoles death of Karnataka student in Ukraine

The Congress party expressed condolences to Naveen Gyanagoudar's family and friends and also urged the government to expedite the evacuation of Indians stranded in war-torn Ukraine.

published on : 1st March 2022

Indian student killed in Kharkiv

Indian student was killed in shelling in Kharkiv city of war-hit Ukraine on Tuesday morning, the Ministry of External Affairs said.

published on : 1st March 2022

Jaishankar holds conversation with Iranian FM, says India deeply concerned about levels of tension

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar noted that US-Iran developments have taken a very serious turn.

published on : 5th January 2020

MEA denies receiving request for Rahul's Kailash Mansarovar Yatra

While addressing a rally on April 30, the Congress President had announced that he will undertake the Kailash Mansarovar pilgrimage post-Karnataka Assembly elections.

published on : 28th June 2018

Lucknow: Passport officer transferred over humiliating interfaith couple

Regional passport officer Piyush Verma said a 'show cause notice' has been issued to the accused officer and transferred him for humiliating the interfaith couple.

published on : 21st June 2018

External Affairs Ministry announces selected pilgrims for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra

Four members of a family will also be able to go in the same batch keeping in mind the concerns of applicants for their family members.

published on : 8th May 2018

SCO Foreign Ministers' meet: Sushma Swaraj urges UNSC to take actions against state-sponsored terrorism

Sushma Swaraj today said that terrorism is an enemy of the basic human rights and the fight against it should also identify States that encourage, support and finance the menace.

published on : 24th April 2018

Need for Indians and Chinese to learn each other's language: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj

Swaraj said during her meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi yesterday, she had told him that people are the biggest strength for any Foreign Minister.

published on : 23rd April 2018

39 Indians killed in Iraq: Did not keep anyone in dark, it was not falsehood but tireless effort, says Sushma Swaraj; slams Congress for disrupting Lok Sabha

Swaraj said no government can declare anyone dead without proof and her government does not believe in the theory of "missing, believed to be killed".

published on : 20th March 2018

May take eight-ten days to bring back bodies of 39 killed Indians from Iraq: V K Singh

It may take up to 10 days to bring back the bodies of all 39 Indians killed in Iraq as there will be legal processes involved, Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh said today.

published on : 20th March 2018
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