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External Affairs Minister


Mike Pompeo says counterpart Sushma Swaraj was not 'important' but hit it off with S Jaishankar

January 26, 2023 2:20 am

In his latest book 'Never Give an Inch: Fighting for the America I Love' that hit the stores on Tuesday, Mike Pompeo describes Sushma Swaraj somewhat disparagingly.

‘Could use harsher words...': Jaishankar on use of phrase 'epicentre of terrorism' for Pakistan

January 03, 2023 2:04 pm

In an interview to Austria's national broadcaster ORF, Jaishankar harshly criticised the Pakistani Government for supporting Terrorist organisations

Should change idea that India shouldn’t interfere in global issues: Jaishankar

September 05, 2022 7:30 am

“There is a specific thinking, concept or nature in Delhi on how to deal with the world. How to change it?” Jaishankar said.

Jaishankar meets German foreign minister; discusses bilateral and global issues with several counterparts

February 19, 2022 10:39 pm

Jaishankar also met his Iranian counterpart H Amirabdollahian and held productive discussions on bilateral economic cooperation, Afghanistan and the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the Iran nuclear deal.

Jaishankar to visit Australia, Philippines in 6-day tour

February 10, 2022 3:19 am

The visit to the Philippines from February 13 to 15 comes over two weeks after the Southeast Asian country signed a USD 375 million deal with India to buy three batteries of the BrahMos cruise missile

Jaishankar, Blinken have 'productive discussion', Indian side highlights vaccine partnership

May 29, 2021 3:42 pm

Blinken said that they discussed issues on “regional security and economic priorities to include U.S. COVID-19 relief efforts, India-China border situation, and our support for Afghanistan”.

Without hyphens

May 24, 2021 7:34 am

Jaishankar signals that Delhi won’t abandon difficult dialogue with China, nor is it panicking into military alliance with US

Will always stand with Afghan people: Jaishankar

April 18, 2021 1:41 am

Jaishankar said the role of neighbours in the Afghan peace process figured in his conversation with Atmar.

India being tested, will meet national security challenge: EAM Jaishankar on border standoff with China

December 12, 2020 9:41 pm

Jaishankar said a lot of work had gone into developing the relationship on both sides.

MEA Jaishankar in UK for Commonwealth foreign ministers' summit

July 10, 2019 5:31 pm

The minister will be joined by his counterparts from the other 52 member-countries of the Commonwealth at the meeting, to be chaired by UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt as part of Britain's term as the current Chair-in-Office of the Commonwealth.


Remembering Sushma Swaraj: See rare photos from Express archives

August 07, 2019 1:34 pm

Sushma Swaraj Photos: Swaraj’s body will be kept at her home until 11 am Wednesday and the last rites will be performed at the Lodhi crematorium. Here are some rare photos of former External Affairs Minister from Express archives.


PM Modi arrives in MP to unveil Crop Insurance Scheme

February 18, 2016 9:57 am

Sehore (MP), Feb 18 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi, along with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, reached Sehore, Madhya Pradesh, on Thursday. PM Modi will unveil 'Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana'scheme at Kisan Kalyan Mela. He will also release the guidelines for this scheme. On the occasion, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan was also present.

Swaraj meets Austrian counterpart in Delhi

February 16, 2016 1:07 pm

New Delhi, Feb 16 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Austrian counterpart Sebastian Kurz met in New Delhi on Tuesday to discuss bilateral and multilateral issues. Kurz is scheduled to meet Minister for Women and Child Development, Maneka Gandhi, later in the day. He will also meet Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu and Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi during his four-day visit to India.

Sushma calls on Abu Dhabi crown prince

February 10, 2016 4:09 pm

New Delhi, Feb 10 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday called on Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, General Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, soon after he arrived here on a three-day visit. Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi broke protocol as he received the Crown Prince on his arrival here. Modi welcomed Sheikh Mohamed with a warm embrace as the latter alighted from his aircraft at the Palam Technical Area here. The crown prince is being accompanied by a high-level delegation comprising cabinet ministers. It is the Crown Prince's first state visit to India.

Ceremonial reception for Hollande at Rashtrapati Bhavan

January 25, 2016 7:26 am

New Delhi, Jan 25 (ANI): A ceremonial reception was held at the Forecourt, Rashtrapati Bhavan, for French President Francois Hollande on Monday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Pranab Mukherjee, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Union Minister Prakash Javdekar and MoS Prime Minister office jitendra Singh were among the other present at the ceremony. President Hollande, who will be the chief guest for the Republic Day Parade, is on a three-day visit to India.

Sushma Swaraj meets Bahrain PM, Saudi MOFA

January 24, 2016 5:10 pm

Manama, Jan 24 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday met the Prime Minister of Bahrain, Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Saudi, Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir, on Sunday.Swaraj is in Bahrain's capital Manama on a two-day visit.She attended the first ministerial meeting of the India-Arab League Cooperation Forum to deepen the country's ties with the 22-member group.The meet also assumes significance in the wake of the growing threat of Islamic State in the region.

Sushma Swaraj arrives in Delhi

January 20, 2016 5:40 am

New Delhi, Jan 20 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj arrived in the national capital after her two-day visit to from Israel and Palestine on Tuesday. During her visit, Swaraj met President of Israel Reuven Rivlin, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as well as Minister of Defence Moshe Ya'alon, Minister of National Infrastructure Yuval Steinitz and Israeli legislators. She also interacted with the Indian community in Israel.

Sushma Swaraj leaves for Delhi

January 19, 2016 8:59 am

Israel, Jan 19 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj left for New Delhi from Israel after concluding her two-day visit on Tuesday. During her visit, Swaraj met President of Israel Reuven Rivlin, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as well as Minister of Defence Moshe Ya'alon, Minister of National Infrastructure Yuval Steinitz and Israeli legislators. She also interacted with the Indian community in Israel.

Sushma urges NRIs in Jerusalem to invest in India

January 19, 2016 5:42 am

Jerusalem, Jan 19 (ANI): External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj has urged the Indian community in Jerusalem to build long-term stakes in the Indian economy through investment and joint development of products and services. She congratulated the Indian caregivers for performing commendable service. Swaraj said India is very proud of its large diaspora, which is hard working and sincere.

Sushma Swaraj meets Palestinian Foreign Minister

January 17, 2016 11:50 am

Ramallah (Palestine), Jan 17 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday met Palestinian Foreign Minister Dr. Riyad al-Maliki in Ramallah. Swaraj will also meet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah later in the evening. Swaraj is on a two-day visit to Palestine and Israel to review bilateral relations. She is being accompanied by Secretary (East) and other officials of the External Affairs Ministry. This is her first visit to West Asia as an External Affairs Minister.

Sushma Swaraj meets Syrian counterpart

January 12, 2016 8:49 am

New Delhi, Jan 12 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday met Syrian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Walid al Moualem in New Delhi ahead of a four-day bilateral visit. He is slated to discuss a host of bilateral issues, besides the situation in Syria.