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Tag: External Affairs Minister

S. Jaishankar
Hand Over Wanted Indians Living In Pakistan If Serious About Better Ties With India: Jaishankar

London: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said the relationship with Pakistan remains “difficult” because it openly practices terrorism against India, and if Islamabad is serious to cooperate with New Delhi, it should hand over the Indians wanted for terrorist activities living in Pakistan. In a wide-ranging interview with French daily Le Monde, the minister said […]

US Heading For Change In Afghan Posture: S Jaishankar

Washington: The United States is heading for a change in its posture on Afghanistan but it’s not clear as to what that position would be, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said on Wednesday. “On Afghanistan and Pakistan, I’ve had conversations with the Americans in Washington and otherwise on Afghanistan. Obviously, a lot of that stays […]

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Pakistan uses terrorism as legitimate tool of statecraft : Minister Jaishankar

New York: Hitting out at Pakistan, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has said India cannot talk to a very challenging neighbour that conducts terrorism as a “legitimate tool of statecraft” to put pressure on New Delhi to come to the negotiating table. Addressing an event at leading think tank Council on Foreign Relations here on […]

Jaishankar Holds 'Productive Discussions' With His Nepalese Counterpart

Kathmandu: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar held “productive discussions” with his Nepalese counterpart Pradeep Gyawali on Wednesday and the two leaders comprehensively reviewed the bilateral relations and identified priority areas for cooperation between them. The two leaders co-chaired the 5th Meeting of the Nepal-India Joint Commission held here. “Productive discussions with FM @PradeepgyawaliK at the […]

Kashmir an internal matter, does not impact border: Jaishankar to China

Beijing: India has conveyed to China that the change in status of Kashmir is an internal matter and would have no implication for its boundaries with Beijing. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar also sought to reassure his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi that India was not raising any additional territorial claims and the Chinese concerns in […]

India, China ties should be a factor of stability in uncertain world: Jaishankar

Beijing: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, who is on a crucial three-day visit to China, on Monday said India-China relations should be a factor of stability at a time when the world is facing an uncertain situation. Jaishankar, who arrived here on Sunday, called on Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan at the Zhongnanhai, the picturesque […]

Time for Pakistan to accept reality of Kashmir: India

New Delhi: India on Friday said it is time for Pakistan to accept the reality of change in status of Jammu and Kashmir and stop interfering in what is entirely an internal matter of India, even as it urged Islamabad to review its unilateral decision to snap ties. Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar, addressing […]

Alvida Sushma Swaraj! Odisha will always remember you!

Bhubaneswar: It’s not as an adapted Kannadiga Sushma had endeared the state of Karnataka during here epic fight with the then Congress President Sonia Gandhi in Bellary, BJP’s this fiery orator had been ranked as the most popular leader after Atal-Advani in Odisha, much before the advent of Modi era. Her topping the popularity charts […]

Jaishankar to visit Beijing ahead of Modi-Xi informal summit

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar will pay a three-day visit to China from Aug 11, as both sides prepare for the second informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping in India in October. During his visit Jaishankar, who was Indian envoy to Beijing from 2009 to 2013, will […]

Amid South China Sea stand-off, India stresses peace, stability

New Delhi/Bangkok: Amid a tense stand-off between China and Vietnam over territorial rights in the South China Sea, India on Thursday stressed peace, stability and navigational freedom in the vital sea route through which almost 55 per cent of its trade passes. India’s reply came as External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar participated in ASEAN-related multilateral […]

Jaishankar holds bilateral meetings with 8 counterparts; including from China, Japan

Bangkok: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Thursday held a series of bilateral meetings here with his counterparts from China, Japan, Britain, New Zealand and other countries during which he discussed a host of key issues, including Indo-Pacific and maritime partnership. Jaishankar is in the Thai capital to attend a number of conferences, including the […]

Jaishankar to attend ASEAN-related meetings in Bangkok

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar will be on a two-day visit to Bangkok to attend ministerial meetings of the ASEAN and East Asia Summit, against the backdrop of escalating tensions in the South China Sea and the US-China trade war. Jaishankar’s meetings will be a preparatory for the ASEAN-India Summit and the 9th […]

PM, Union ministers, opposition welcome ICJ verdict on Kulbhushan Jadhav

New Delhi: Political leaders across party lines — from Prime MInister Narendra Modi, Union ministers to opposition leaders — on Wednesday welcomed the International Court of Justice’s (ICJ) verdict to continue the stay on the death sentence of Kulbhushan Jadhav by a Pakisani military court for alleged espionage. In a huge victory for India, the […]

Pradhan seeks Jaishankar's help for repatriation of 18 Odia workers from Dubai

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday sought External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar’s help for early repatriation of 18 Odia workers stranded in Dubai without salary for last four months. “These stranded Odias from Ganjam district have released video seeking repatriation and payment of their legitimate dues,” the Petroleum and Steel Minister said in a […]

Israeli company apologises for putting Gandhi's image on its liquor bottles

Jerusalem: An Israeli company that stoked controversy by putting the image of Mahatma Gandhi on its liquor bottles to commemorate Israel’s 71st Independence Day on Wednesday apologised to the people and the Government of India for “hurting” their sentiments. Rajya Sabha members on Tuesday expressed concern over picture of the Father of the Nation on […]

Jaishankar, Pompeo hold talks to strengthen Indo-US strategic partnership

New Delhi:  External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met his American counterpart Mike Pompeo on Wednesday and discussed ways to strengthen the Indo-US strategic partnership. “Welcoming a close friend. Continuing the emphasis on high-level Indo-US exchanges, EAM Dr S Jaishankar warm-heartedly welcomed Secretary Pompeo as the first US dignitary visiting India after elections. Secretary Pompeo is […]

Jaishankar follows Sushma in Twitter response to Indians in problems

New Delhi: In his second day in office, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Sunday began continuing his predecessor Sushma Swaraj’s practice of being active on Twitter to address the problems of Indians abroad. Sushma Swaraj, during her tenure, was known for her instant response on any request for Indians posted on her Twitter handle, […]

Odia Sailor Suspectedly among 5 Indians abducted by Pirates in Nigeria, EAM intervenes

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday asked the Indian High Commissioner in Nigeria to take the abduction of five Indian sailors by pirates in the African nation two weeks ago, at the “highest level”. The Minister also asked Indian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Abhay Thakur, to prepare a report over the incident. […]

'We are there,' Sushma assures Indian stranded in Saudi

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday assured all help from the Indian Embassy in Riyadh to a man who talked about committing suicide if he was unable to return to India from Saudi Arabia. “‘Khud kusi’ ki baat nahin sochte. Hum hain na. Hamari Embassy aapki poori madad karegi (Don’t think about […]

Terrorism is caused by 'distortion of religion' and 'misguided belief': Swaraj tells OIC

Abu Dhabi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday raised the issue of terrorism at the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) meeting and said the menace is caused by “distortion of religion” and “misguided belief”. Swaraj, who attended the inaugural plenary of the two-day meeting here as the guest of honour, said the fight against […]

Sushma Swaraj lauds role of Hindi in promoting India's culture

Chennai: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Saturday lauded the role of Hindi language in developing India’s culture and integrity and said it was increasingly becoming popular in other countries and also in the social media. Addressing the 82nd convocation of the Dakshina Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha here, she said the institution was promoting not only […]

India not to attend Saarc Summit in Pakistan

Hyderabad: India won’t attend the proposed Saarc Summit in Pakistan and there will be no dialogue with Islamabad until it stops sponsoring terrorism, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj announced on Wednesday. Sushma Swaraj made it clear that New Delhi will not participate in the Saarc summit and it was not responding to an invite from […]

Decided not to contest 2019 polls: Sushma

Indore: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday said that she has decided not to contest the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. “Candidates are decided by the party. But I have made up my mind that I won’t be contesting in the next elections,” the senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader said on the sidelines of […]

#MeToo movement: Union Minister MJ Akbar resigns

New Delhi: Following a spate of sexual harassment allegations, Union Minister of State for External Affairs (MEA) MJ Akbar resigned from his post today. The resignation came a day before a Delhi court is to take up the defamation case filed by Akbar against one of the journalists. Earlier on Monday, Akbar had filed a […]

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S-400 missile deal: India reasserts independent foreign policy

New Delhi: By concluding the S-400 Triumf long-range surface-to-air missile system deal with Russia in the face of Washington’s sanctions on Moscow, India reasserted its independence on foreign policy in adherence with New Delhi stated stand that its ties with one country are free of that with a third country. After the signing of the […]

India, Uzbekistan set $1-bn bilateral trade target

New Delhi: India and Uzbekistan set an annual bilateral trade target of $1 billion to be achieved within two years and agreed to boost connectivity as the two sides signed 17 agreements across a range of sectors following delegation-level talks led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev here at Delhi today. […]

Nurturing peace, stability in Indian Ocean priority for India's foreign policy: Swaraj

Hanoi: Emphasising the economic importance of the Indian Ocean, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today said nurturing a climate of peace and stability in this region is an important priority for India’s foreign policy. Swaraj’s comments assume significance in the wake of China increasing its footprints in the Indian Ocean, which figures prominently in President […]

Names of 39 Indians confirmed dead in Iraq

New Delhi: Of the 39 Indians whose killings in Iraq were confirmed by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj here on Tuesday, 27 were from Punjab, four from Himachal Pradesh, six from Bihar and two from West Bengal. According to the External Affairs Ministry, those from Punjab were Dharminder Kumar, Harish Kumar, Harsimranjeet Singh, Kanwaljit Singh, […]

We can't confirm anybody's death sans concrete proof: Sushma

New Delhi: Facing a volley of questions on Tuesday after she confirmed in Parliament the death of 39 Indians who were reported missing in Iraq in 2014, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said the government cannot confirm any person’s death without concrete proof in hand and it was her duty to inform Parliament first about […]

Sushma meets Prachanda in Nepal

Kathmandu: Visiting Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday here in Nepal held talks with CPN-Maoist Centre Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’. According to MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar, Sushma Swaraj complemented him on his party’s performance in the last held elections. The two leaders discussed steps to further strengthen bilateral ties, he added. The […]

Modi, Sushma mislead nation on Doklam: Congress

New Delhi: The Congress on Thursday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj of misleading the nation over Chinese troops occupying Doklam plateau, saying Indian security and strategic interests have been compromised. “The satellite imagery and media reports suggest that China has established military establishments in Doklam near Indian borders which […]

Rocket lands inside Indian Embassy in Kabul, all staff safe

New Delhi: A rocket landed at the Indian Embassy in Kabul on Monday but there were no casualties, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said. “A rocket has landed in our Chancery compound in Kabul,” Sushma Swaraj tweeted late Monday evening. “The rocket clipped the top of the three-storeyed ITBP (Indo-Tibetan Border Police) barracks,” she said. […]

Kulbhushan Jadhav’s wife, mother meet Sushma Swaraj

New Delhi: A day after their meeting across a glass panel with Kulbhushan Jadhav in Islamabad, the mother and wife of the Indian national on death row in Pakistan, met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj here on Tuesday. According to reports, Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar and External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar accompanied Jadhav’s mother […]

Sushma appeals for help to find deaf-mute girl's parents

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday made a fervent appeal to the public to help locate the parents of Geeta, a deaf and mute 25-year-old Indian woman who was brought back two years ago after having inadvertently crossed over to Pakistan over a decade ago. Holding Geeta in her arms in a […]

Kuwait commutes 15 Indians' death sentence to life

New Delhi: The death sentence handed to 15 Indians in Kuwait has been commuted to life imprisonment, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Saturday as she thanked the country’s ruler for the gesture. “The Emir of Kuwait has been pleased to commute the sentence of 15 Indian nationals from death to life imprisonment,” Sushma […]

Death sentence of 15 Indians commuted to life term in Kuwait: Swaraj

New Delhi: Death sentence of 15 Indians, lodged in Kuwaiti jails, have been commuted to life imprisonment by the Emir of Kuwait, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said today. Swaraj said the Emir has also directed that the sentences of 119 Indian nationals be reduced. The minister thanked the Emir of Kuwait for his “kind” […]

No second chance for NRIs to deposit their currency: Swaraj

Washington: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has ruled out any new window of opportunity for NRIs or people of Indian-origin to deposit their high value Indian currency which was declared illegal after the demonetisation policy, a statement said today. Swaraj made these remarks during her interaction with a delegation of Global Organisation for People of […]

Sushma issues medical visa to ailing Pakistani child

New Delhi: In yet another instance of living up to the promise she made on Independence Day, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday issued a visa to an ailing Pakistani child seeking open heart surgery in India. “Yes, we are allowing visa for your 7-year-old daughter’s open heart surgery in India,” Sushma Swaraj tweeted in […]

Sushma acknowledges previous governments' development efforts

United Nations: In a display of unity on the world stage, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has paid a compliment to previous governments, including the Congress party, by acknowledging their efforts to build India. She also showcased the demonetisation and the introduction of Goods and Services Tax (GST) as successes of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s […]

Sushma Swaraj arrives in New York for UNGA session

United Nations: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has arrived here to attend the annual UN General Assembly (UNGA) session. She will hold a high level meeting with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida on Monday. Following the trilateral meeting, Sushma Swaraj will represent India at a UN reforms meeting […]