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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‘Rohaan – keep smiling’: Sushma Swaraj meets Pakistani infant who underwent surgery at Noida hospital

Post surgery, Rohaan’s father told the Indian Express, “The heart of my child beats today for Madam Sushma Swaraj. I would like to request her to open doors for those Pakistanis who have been waiting for medical visas. It is my humble request.”

Both India, China should pull back troops for talks: Sushma Swaraj in Parliament

India China standoff at Doklam: This redline by New Delhi sets the stage for a possible conversation between National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Chinese State Councillor Yang Jiechi when they meet at the meeting of the NSAs from BRICS countries on July 27 and 28.

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PM Modi discussed ‘spirit’ of H1B visas with Donald Trump: Sushma Swaraj

Answering questions in the Rajya Sabha over H1B visa restrictions imposed by the US, Swaraj said Trump has admitted that the contribution of the Indian professionals was benefitting both the countries and “if they (US) harm their (professionals’) interests, then it will in turn affect them (US).”

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If China unilaterally changes status-quo in Doklam, it’s a challenge to our security: Sushma Swaraj

Doklam standoff: Replying to SP MP Naresh Agrawal, Sushma Swaraj said, “The international community is supporting us and all understand that India’s viewpoint on the issue is not incorrect).”

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Indian man kidnapped in Congo released: Sushma Swaraj

Ritesh Hemnani, a Mumbai-based businessman, was reportedly abducted by armed men in Kinshasa on June 23. “We have secured the release of Ritesh Hemnani from his captors in Congo. We are thankful to Government of Democratic Republic of Congo,” Swaraj tweeted.

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Pakistan boy undergoes heart surgery at Noida hospital, father thanks Sushma Swaraj for help

The boy’s father said, “The heart of my child beats today for Madam Sushma Swaraj. I would like to request her to open doors for those Pakistanis who have been waiting for medical visas. It is my humble request.”

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Sushma Swaraj grants medical visa to ailing man living in PoK, says no letter from Pakistan needed

Reacting to a report in The Indian Express, Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj said the Indian government will grant a medical emergency visa to a man living in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) whose case was stuck in a bureaucratic process.

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No letter from Aziz, ailing PoK student appeals for visa to Sushma Swaraj

Osama has been accepted as a patient by a private hospital in Saket in New Delhi. Doctors at the hospital have told him he needs a liver transplant. But the Pakistan Foreign Affairs Ministry has turned down the family’s plea for a letter from Aziz to the Indian High Commission.

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Sushma Swaraj: 39 Indians abducted in Iraq may be in prison

The Indians are believed to have been abducted in Mosul in June, 2014 and their families had made frantic calls to the MEA when Mosul was liberated from the grip of IS by Iraqi forces

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Sushma Swaraj meets families of Indians missing in Iraq, says they may be in Badush jail

The meeting comes five days after V K Singh went to Iraq to get information on the missing Indians. Sushma Swaraj also said that the missing Indians may be lodged in northern Iraq’s Badush jail.

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Govt briefs Oppn on Indo-China standoff, Kashmir; Cong says ‘nation comes first’

Emerging from the meeting, Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Anand Sharma told reporters that their party has raised some doubts before the government but made it clear that “nation is first — be it China or Kashmir”.

Rajnath Singh, Sushma Swaraj to brief opposition on China stand-off, Jammu and Kashmir situation

China and India have been engaged in the standoff in the Doklam area near the Bhutan tri-junction for the past three weeks after a Chinese Army’s construction party attempted to build a road. Jammu Kashmir has been on the boil since the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani in an encounter last year.

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Can Sushma bring back Mosul’s Indians?

How much more sensible, and sensitive it would have been, back in 2014, to tell the families the limits of the possibilities? By now, they would probably be coming to terms with the inevitable, instead of excitedly Googling up images of the church in which the External Affairs minister told the families, the 39 men may have been seen

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Sartaj Aziz did not acknowledge letter seeking visa for Kulbhushan Jadhav’s mother: Sushma Swaraj

In a series of tweets, Swaraj said, “I have my sympathies for all Pakistan nationals seeking medical visa for their treatment in India. All that we require is his recommendation for the grant of medical visa to Pakistan nationals.”

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Governor Swaraj’s reply to a Twitter user asking Sushma Swaraj’s salary is hilarious

Governor Swaraj, who is almost as active as his wife Union external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on Twitter, was recently asked about her salary by a Twitter user. His witty response is now winning laughs across the micro-blogging site.