Sushma Swaraj

Sushma Swaraj is a senior member of the Bhartiya Janta Party and currently serves as External Affairs Minister in Narendra Modi's cabinet. Elected as a member of Parliament for seven times, Swaraj is the second woman external affairs minister of India after Indira Gandhi. Swaraj has also served as the Chief Minister of Delhi in 1998 and was the youngest cabinet member of Haryana. Sushma Swaraj is considered as one of the most prominent women political leaders in India. She was a member of the Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad and also played an active role in the JP Movement. After the Emergency was lifted in 1977, she joined Bhartiya Janta Party and rose in the ranks to become a national leader. Swaraj has also served as the leader of opposition in 15th Lok Sabha. She has also represented India at United Nations on several occasions."
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UN reforms should include expansion of permanent or non- permanent members, says India

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters that Trump supports the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ reform agenda for the UN, and was pleased to join nearly 130 countries to support a big, bold reform to eliminate inefficiency.

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India seeks probe into nuclear proliferation links between Pakistan, North Korea

Swaraj’s assertion in this regard came during her trilateral meeting with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and her Japanese counterpart Taro Kono on Monday on the sidelines of the ongoing United Nations General Assembly session at New York.

Sushma Swaraj meets Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina, no discussion on Rohingya crisis

Bangladesh, which is facing a big influx of Rohingyas from Myanmar, has called on the international community to intervene and put pressure on Myanmar to address the exodus.

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India, Japan, US for freedom of navigation and territorial integrity

The MEA statement said the ministers “emphasised the need for ensuring freedom of navigation, respect for international law and peaceful resolution of disputes”

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Sushma Swaraj holds trilateral talks with US, Japan counterparts

In a day jam-packed with consecutive meetings, Swaraj will also participate in a high-level meeting on UN reforms, hosted and chaired by US President Donald Trump.

Sushma Swaraj arrives in New York to attend UN General Assembly meet

During her week-long stay, Swaraj, leading a high-powered Indian delegation, is expected to hold about 20 bilateral and trilateral meetings with leaders attending the session.

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India to hold trilateral talks with US, Japan in New York on Monday

Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj will hold the trilateral meeting with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Japanese foreign minister Taro Kono on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.

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United Nations reforms need to be broad-based, all encompassing, says India

In a preview of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s engagements here and her meetings at UN, Syed Akbaruddin said that issues of climate change, terrorism, people centric migration and peacekeeping are other key focus areas for India this year.

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Rohingya crisis: India backs Bangladesh’s stance, Sushma Swaraj reportedly tells Sheikh Hasina

Rohingya crisis: The latest flare-up of violence has prompted over 300,000 Rohingya to flee to Bangladesh, which already accommodates as many refugees living in the country.

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Around 170 Indians evacuated from hurricane-hit Saint Martin

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said Indian Envoy in Venezuela Rahul Srivastava has informed that 60 other people were also evacuated along with Indians from the hurricane-hit place.

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PM Modi’s China visit, Swachh Bharat focus of Cabinet meeting

Sources said External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj spoke about the success of Modi’s visit to China for the ninth BRICS summit that concluded last week. The visit took place after a tug-of-war between the two countries on the Doklam stand-off on the tri-junction of India-China-Bhutan border.

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India, Afghanistan committed to overcome challenges posed by cross-border terrorism: Sushma Swaraj

Afghanistan has been pressing for greater Indian assistance in defence supplies and capacity building for a long time. Rabbani further said that his country’s friendship with India does not mean hostility to any other country and that it is not a zero-sum game.

All Indians safe as hurricane Irma passes through Caribbean, says Sushma Swaraj

Irma is said to be the strongest hurricane in the Atlantic in a centurty. Meanwhile, another powerful storm, Jose, is pummeling through an already ravaged Caribbean.

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India-Russia friendship rock solid: Sushma Swaraj

According to a tweet by the Indian Embassy in Russia, Sushma Swaraj also said that there was no way this friendship could get weak.

Sushma Swaraj arrives in Russia on three-day visit

Sushma Swaraj is visiting Russia at the invitation of Deputy Prime Minister and Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District Yury Trutnev.