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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Swaraj meets Turkmenistan counterpart;discusses enhancing bilateral co-op

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Turkmenistan in July 2015 during which a number of documents were signed between the two sides. It was a historic visit given that an Indian Prime Minister had visited Turkmenistan after 20 years.

India committed to economic reconstruction of Afghanistan: Sushma Swaraj

India has proposed the setting up of the 'India-Central Asia Development Group' to take forward this development partnership between India and Central Asian countries.


Swaraj on 2-day visit to Uzbekistan; to attend first India-Central Asia Dialogue

The Foreign Minister of Afghanistan will also participate in the dialogue as a special invitee for the session dedicated to connectivity issues in the region, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said.

French minister felt no need for Rafale discussion: Sushma Swaraj

Replying to a query by Shiv Sena member Sanjay Raut, Swaraj said, “On that day, the Supreme Court verdict was pronounced. He (French Minister) was very happy. He expressed joy and felt there was no need to have a discussion.”

India stands by tsunami-hit Indonesia, says Sushma Swaraj

On Sunday, a powerful tsunami hit Indonesia, known for its thousands of islands stretching from the Andaman Sea to Indian Ocean and South China Sea, killing at least 281 people and injuring thousands.

China’s Wang proposes setting up Confucius Institutes in India

Wang Yi publicly made the pitch after a bilateral meeting with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, as he listed several projects including pilgrimage tours, celebrating Chinese New Year in India, and joint medical teams.


India, China have reached new historical stage: Wang Yi on meeting Sushma Swaraj

During the two-hour meeting, Swaraj and Yi discussed bilateral cooperation between the two leaders of India and China and how militaries of both countries are also enhancing cooperation.

Sushma Swaraj to meet wang Yi today: India, China foreign ministers to discuss relationship for 2019

The discussions, which will take place as the first High-Level Mechanism on People-to-People Exchanges meets, is crucial for India, since it faces elections in the early half of 2019.

It’s India vs Pakistan again — this time over Jinnah House

In August 2007, Jinnah’s daughter, Dina Wadia, had approached the Bombay High Court, claiming that as his sole legal heir, she should be granted possession of the house. After her death, her son Nusli Wadia is carrying on the litigation.

Pakistan agencies tortured me, damaged my eye, Hamid tells Sushma

Ansari, who met Swaraj in Delhi Wednesday along with his family, also said that he was treated by doctors in Pakistan. The 33-year-old recalled that he was kept in solitary confinement initially after he was arrested and interrogated by Pakistani authorities, sources said.

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TDP continues Andhra protest, Sushma Swaraj confirms 39 Indians dead: Parliament in pictures

Three no-confidence motions against Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA government, given by YSR Congress member Y V Subba Reddy and TDP MPs Thota Narasimham and Jayadev Galla, were declined by Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan. 

President Pranab Mukherjee hosts At Home: Hollande, Modi, Sonia, Kejriwal attend the reception

President Pranab Mukhrjee hosted the At Home reception at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on January 26. French President Francois Hollande, who was the chief guest for the Republic Day celebrations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congres President Sonia Gandhi, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Foreigmn Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejirwal attended the event.


Top Frames: Sushma Swaraj meets Nawaz Sharif, Beijing issues red alert for pollution

Sushma Swaraj with Nawaz Sharif during the Ministerial Conference of Heart of Asia - Istanbul Process in Islamabad, China's capital issues its first ever "red alert" for pollution.

Modi, Jaitley, Swaraj pay homage to Ashok Singhal

Ashok Singhal on Tuesday (November 17) passed way after he was on ICU suffering from respiratory problem. His body was brought to the RSS office in Jandewalan in Central Delhi yesterday night for public to pay their last respect. Narendra Modi, Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj, Venkaiah Naidu, Amit Shah and others paid homage to the VHP leader.

Sushma Swaraj hosts bilateral meetings with African counterparts

India today assured all possible assistance in key areas of oil and gas exploration and health during the meetings External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had with her nine African counterparts, some of whom sought the country's help in fighting terror groups like Boko Haram.

Geeta's homecoming: Father says it's rebirth for the family

Geeta, a deaf-mute Indian woman who accidentally crossed over to Pakistan more than a decade ago, today arrived in New Delhi to meet her long-lost family.


Monsoon Session begins on a stormy note

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today voiced hope that the Monsoon Session of Parliament will be fruitful.

Massive landslide in Darjeeling, Indonesian plane crash, Digital India Launch

Narendra Modi launches Digital India campaign; Massive Landslide In Darjeeling, 38 Feared dead; Indonesian Air Force Plane Crashes, 100 Feared dead.

AAP protests in Delhi, demands Smriti, Sushma, Vasundhara's resignation

Aam Aadmi Party activists stage a protest against BJP leaders Smriti Irani, Sushma Swaraj, Vasundhara Raje and Pankaja Munde in New Delhi.

Angry Congress workers hit streets, demand Swaraj, Raje's resignation

Congress workers protest against the role of Sushma Swaraj and Vasundhara Raje on Lalit Modi issue in Kolkata on Wednesday.

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After 6 years in Pakistan jail, Mumbai resident Hamid Ansari returns home

It’s been six years since Hamid Nehal Ansari crossed the border into Pakistan and was arrested. On Thursday, he returned to his home in Mumbai days after being released from a Pakistan jail.

Eye for Detail 15: The importance of Kartarpur corridor, Implant Files and the Maratha reservation

This week we look at the importance of the Kartarpur corridor between India and Pakistan, why you should pay attention to the revelations from Implant Files and what the Maratha reservation could lead to.


Express Eye for Detail 14: J&K crisis, Sushma Swaraj out of 2019 race, American tourist in Andaman and more

This week we look at the strange situation in Jammu & Kashmir where a fax machine is all it took to stop three parties from coming together and forming the government. What it means for Sushma Swaraj to opt out of the 2019 general election and the c

Will not contest the 2019 Lok Sabha election: Sushma Swaraj

Sushma Swaraj, seven-time MP from Vidisha in MP, says she will not contest the 2019 general election. But she also left it to the party to take the final decision.

News in Numbers: India’s busiest passport office.

#NewsInNumbers How much work the busiest passport office in India does. (PS: It’s Lucknow which was recently in the news over an inter-faith couple’s complaint.