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Explained: What clearances do CMs need to go abroad?

Since 2016, applications for political clearance can be made online, on a portal opened by the Ministry. These are processed and clearance issued through coordination among various Ministry divisions.

India: Regret statements by Turkey, Malaysia on Kashmir

Ministry of External Affairs official spokesperson Raveesh Kumar reiterated India’s position that Pakistan had invaded and illegally occupied parts of Jammu and Kashmir, and the current developments in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh are purely its internal matter.


Pakistan requesting UNSC to allow 'pocket money' for Hafiz Saeed exposes its duplicity: MEA

According to UN provisions, all states are required to freeze the funds and other financial assets or economic resources of designated individuals.

Over 2,050 ceasefire violations by Pakistan killed 21 this year: MEA

The MEA said that the Indian government has repeatedly called upon Pakistan to ask its forces to adhere to 2003 ceasefire understanding and maintain peace and tranquility along LoC and international border.

Hurricane Dorian: India extends $1 million relief package to Bahamas

The United Nations estimated 70,000 people were in immediate need of food, water and shelter on the islands.

MEA shoots off letter to Pak High Commission over 'killing of innocent civilians' along LoC

"The government of India deplores and condemns in the strongest terms such deliberate targeting of innocent civilians by Pakistan forces. This is against all established humanitarian norms and professional military conduct," the MEA said in its letter.


No need to take Zawahiri threats seriously: MEA

The Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday said India’s security forces are capable and equipped to protect the country’s territorial integrity and sovereignty.

Four Indian women duped by employer in Dubai rescued: MEA

Muraleedharan said in a tweet the rescue operation was carried out by the Consulate General of India (CGI) in Dubai with the help of local authorities.

In first tweet,S Jaishankar says 'proud to follow in footsteps of Sushma Swaraj'

Sixteen months after he retired and left the office of Foreign Secretary in South Block to lead a private life, Jaishankar returned on Friday to take over the Ministry of External Affairs.

Alerted nations in Pacific Ocean region on missing Kerala vessel with 243 onboard, no response yet: MEA

The MEA official was responding to queries on 'Deva Matha 2', which had set sail from a port in Kerala's Ernakulam district for New Zealand on January 12 with 243 people on board.

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Mother Should Be Natural Guardian Says WCD Ministry

IN A move that, if accepted, would require an amendment in all personal laws, the Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) has suggested that the mother should be made the natural guardian of the child instead of the father. The ministry made the recommendation as part of its submission before the expert committee set […]

No permit was given to Pak High Commission to visit Chennai event: MEA

New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Spokesperson Vikas Swarup on Thursday said that the Ministry of External Affairs had informed the Pakistan High Commission on February 12 that High Commissioner, his wife and one official could go to Chennai in the program of February 22. He added that the organisers were wrongly informed that Ministry of External Affairs did not permit the Pakistan High Commissioner to go to Chennai event.


India, France to discuss counter terrorism mechanism

New Delhi, Jan 21 (ANI): In the wake of horrendous attack in Paris and the recent terrorist attack at the Pathankot air base, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Thursday the cooperation between France and India on matters related to counter terrorism has acquired a very significant dimension, and added that a lot of discussion in this regard is expected during the visit of French President François Hollande. President Hollande will be the chief guest at the Republic Day celebrations this year. This is the fifth time that a serving President of the French Republic will be the chief guest at the Republic Day function. Vikas Swarup also highlighted the business ties between both nations.

Indian Consulate in Mazar-e-Sharif was target of terrorist attack, says MEA

New Delhi, Jan 07 (ANI): Confirming that the Indian Consulate in Mazar-e-Sharif was indeed the target of a terrorist strike, the Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Vikas Swarup on Thursday said the reports received from the Afghan authorities on January 6 indicate that the armed terrorists attacked with heavy ammunition. Swarup also said it lasted till the night of January 4 when the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) were able to eliminate the four terrorists, who had been holed up in a building near the Consulate.

India puts ball in Pak's court, seeks action against Pathankot perpetrators

New Delhi, Jan 07 (ANI): Amid speculations that the Foreign Secretary-level talks could be called off by New Delhi in the wake of the Pathankot terror attack, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Thursday put the ball in Pakistan's court and said the future course of action would be decided after Islamabad's response to actionable intelligence provided with regard to the fidayeen strike. Addressing the media, Swarup said the government's policy towards Pakistan is clear and consistent.