Tag: Raveesh Kumar

India seeks details of journalist's arrest in Maldives

New Delhi: Following reports of two journalists, including an Indian national, being arrested in the Maldives amid a raging political crisis, India on Friday said that it has sought details of the case. “We have received information about an Indian national, Money Sharma, working as a journalist, who has been detained by the Maldivian authorities,” […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Modi to meet Xi, Putin at SCO but not Imran Khan

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will have bilateral meetings with leaders of Russia and China during the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit later this month but not with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan. “No meeting is being organised between Prime Minister Modi and Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan. There is nothing more that I […]

  • Thursday, 29 April 2021
No official word from US on capping H1B visa quota: India

New Delhi: India on Thursday said there was no official word from the US on a “source-based” media report about capping of the H1B visas, of which Indians are a major beneficiary. External Affairs Ministry spokesman Raveesh Kumar also said that India will take a decision, which is “guided by our economic and security considerations”, […]

  • Thursday, 29 April 2021
Create atmosphere of trust, Modi tells Imran

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has told his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan that his country needs to create an “environment of trust, free of terror, violence and hostility” for the two neighbours to have “normal and cooperative relations”, which India seeks. Modi wrote this to Khan in response to his congratulatory message earlier this […]

  • Thursday, 29 April 2021
FATF: India says Pak must take verifiable, irreversible steps against terrorism

New Delhi: India on Saturday said it expects Pakistan to take all necessary steps to effectively implement the FATF action plan fully by September and take credible, verifiable, and irreversible measures to address global concerns related to terrorism and terrorist financing emanating from its soil. In response to a media query regarding the FATF report, […]

  • Thursday, 29 April 2021
India rejects US report on its minorities' status

New Delhi: India on Sunday rejected a US State Department report which made certain critical comments regarding the status of minorities here, saying it has “no locus standi” to “pronounce on the state of our citizens’ constitutionally protected rights”. In response to a query on the latest ‘Report on International Religious Freedom’ published by the […]

  • Thursday, 29 April 2021
US Secretary Mike Pompeo meets PM Modi

New Delhi: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Wednesday morning in his country’s first high-level engagement with India after Modi returned to power with a thumping election victory. Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar of the External Affairs Ministry tweeted: “Working together to further deepen our strategic partnership. Pompeo called on […]

  • Thursday, 29 April 2021
Modi holds separate talks with presidents of Indonesia, Brazil; focus on bilateral ties, trade

Osaka (Japan): Prime Minister Narendra Modi met the presidents of Indonesia and Brazil separately on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit here Saturday, and discussed ways to boost bilateral ties and enhance cooperation in trade and investment. During his meeting with Indonesian president Joko Widodo, the prime minister discussed ways to deepen bilateral cooperation in […]

  • Thursday, 29 April 2021
Indian forces can handle Al Qaeda threat: MEA

New Delhi: India on Thursday dismissed Al Qaeda chief Ayman Al-Zawahiri’s appeal to the ‘mujahideen’ in Kashmir to rain “unrelenting” blows on the Indian Army, saying the UN proscribed terrorist had been issuing such threats time and again and Indian security forces were fully capable of protecting the country. A day after a video emerged […]

  • Wednesday, 28 April 2021
Keeping in mind big picture of ties with US during trade talks: India

New Delhi: Indian and US officials were engaged on Thursday in thrashing out a trade impasse in a “problem solving manner”, days after US President Donald Trump tweeted that India’s high tariff regime is not acceptable to the US. A US delegation led by Assistant US Trade Representative (AUSTR) for South and Central Asia, Christopher […]

  • Wednesday, 28 April 2021
External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar
Fully committed to get Mallya extradited from UK

New Delhi: India said on Thursday that its commitment to extradite fugitive liquor baron Vijay Mallya “is very strong” and it will continue to make all efforts to bring him back from the UK. The reply from Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar came as a UK court said that Mallya’s appeal in the […]

  • Wednesday, 28 April 2021
Indian embassy in Tehran working for early release of Indians on seized tanker: Jaishankar

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Monday said the Indian embassy in Tehran is in “constant contact” with the Iranian authorities for the release and repatriation of 18 Indian crew members on board oil tanker Stena Impero that was seized by Iranian revolutionary guards. In a tweet, responding to concerns raised by Kerala […]

  • Wednesday, 28 April 2021
India Rejects Trump Offer On Kashmir, Says Modi Never Made Such Request

New Delhi: India on Monday rebuffed US President Donald Trump’s offer to mediate on the Kashmir issue, saying that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had never made such a request to him, and stressed that all outstanding issues with Pakistan are “discussed only bilaterally”. “We have seen the US President’s remarks to the press that he […]

  • Wednesday, 28 April 2021
India Expects To Get 'Full Consular Access' To Jadhav

New Delhi: India said on Thursday that it expects to get “full consular access” to retired naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav whose death sentence by a Pakistani military court has been stayed by the International Court of Justice. External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said that post the “favourable judgement in the case of Kulbhushan Jadhav, […]

  • Wednesday, 28 April 2021
Iran frees 9 Indians from seized tanker; 45 still held

New Delhi: Iran has freed nine of the 12 Indian crew members on board a Panama-flagged tanker seized on July 13 in the Strait of Hormuz, even as efforts are on for the release of 45 Indians on board this and two other vessels. The tanker MT Riah was detained along with 12 Indian crew […]

  • Tuesday, 27 April 2021