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‘Legitimacy aspect' of who should rule Afghanistan shouldn’t be ignored: Jaishankar

July 09, 2021 6:24 pm

His remarks came in the midst of Taliban militants seizing dozens of districts over the course of recent weeks. They are now thought to control about a third of the country, ahead of the withdrawal of US and Western troops from Afghanistan by September 11.

Stan Swamy detention as per law: MEA

July 07, 2021 7:24 am

On Tuesday, MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said India “remains committed to promotion and protection of human rights of all its citizens”, and that the country's democratic polity is complemented by an independent judiciary and a range of national and state-level human rights commissions.

Gloves are off again: Pak accuses India of carrying out blast near LeT chief Hafiz Saeed’s home

July 05, 2021 7:11 am

Pakistan’s National Security Advisor Moeed Yusuf told reporters in Islamabad that the mastermind of the attack that killed three people and injured 24, “is an Indian citizen and he is associated with R&AW (Research and Analysis Wing)”.

India trying for early deportation of Mehul Choksi: MEA

June 18, 2021 7:17 am

A Dominican magistrate court adjourned till June 25 the hearing into alleged illegal entry of Choksi into the Caribbean island nation, local media there had reported earlier this week.

Global debate on 'vaccine passports' must focus on 'vaccine equity': MEA

June 17, 2021 9:27 pm

Earlier this month during a G7 ministerial session, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan had stated that India 'strongly opposed' vaccine passports, as they would be "highly discriminatory and disadvantageous".

India asks Chinese govt to allow travel by Indians to China

June 10, 2021 9:56 pm

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) also said that it was in touch with the Chinese side in order to seek an early resumption of travel by Indian citizens to China.

Covid diplomacy by Dr Jaishankar: ‘Delhi CM does not speak for India’

May 23, 2021 10:29 am

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), too, took aim at the Delhi Chief Minister, saying he had “no competence to pronounce on Covid variants or civil aviation policy” in reference to Kejriwal's call for a halt to air services from Singapore.

Buried in Saudi Arabia, Una woman receives husband's body after three months

May 12, 2021 1:20 pm

Kumar’s wife Anju Sharma had earlier approached the High Court seeking return of the body from Saudi Arabia.

Vaccine Maitri: As cases rose and stocks shrank, most vaccine exports went where Covid much less severe than India

May 09, 2021 8:13 am

On April 6, as the Covid curve began rising like a sheer wall, asked about vaccines and the need to open them up, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan was dismissive.

Union minister convoy attacked as Bengal post-poll violence continues

May 07, 2021 2:59 am

Armed with sticks, the attackers pelted his car with bricks and stones.


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

February 25, 2016 4:11 pm

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

January 21, 2016 3:25 pm

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

January 07, 2016 4:05 pm

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

January 07, 2016 1:14 pm

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.