Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is confident that parliament will legislate to permit same-sex marriage before it breaks in December.
With reports of foreign diplomats leaving Delhi, the Dominican Republic’s ambassador to India met with MEA officials on Friday to share their diplomatic community’s concerns.
The Indian government is likely disappointed by the development although officials stressed that the overall “trend line” on Pakistan remained promising.
China had said before that the Indian defence minister’s tour of the “disputed area” is not conducive to peace and tranquillity in the region.
The last meeting of officials of the four countries took place in May 2007 in the Filipino capital on the sidelines of the ASEAN Regional Forum.
According to media reports, India and Pakistan may have discussed the issue in a recent meeting between external affairs minister Sushma Sawraj and the newly-appointed Pakistani High Commissioner to New Delhi Sohail Mahmood,
Tough race ahead as British, who stand to lose a privilege taken for granted for decades, pull out all stops.
External affairs ministry spokesperson said that the nature of the extradition request will be known in next few days.
“We are committed to developing friendly relations with these two countries and also we would like to see India and Bhutan developing normal relations,” the Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson said.
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The Trade Policy Forum – the first such meeting since US President Donald Trump took office – laid bare the wide gap in what the US wants and what India is (un)willing to give.
Former diplomats have said that while a resource centre exclusively focusing on China will produce good research work, they remain skeptical about its effectiveness.
Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said that India was open to working with countries “on issues that advance our interests and promote our viewpoint”
Examining the three measures Tharoor suggested, and others which are debated frequently, aimed at improving India’s foreign policy and its delivery.
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Swaraj is in Dhaka to co-chair the fourth meeting of the Joint Consultative Commission with her Bangladeshi counterpart A.H. Mahmood Ali.
The external affairs ministry statement comes days after the US secretary of state criticised China and a week before Tillerson’s visit to India.
The film is a subtle reminder to India and other “recipients” of technology that its uses are determined as much by Hollywood as they are by Silicon Valley.
Colombians tested a new approach to ending violence: fight terror as if there are no negotiations, negotiate as if there is no terror.
A Kerala advocate had filed an RTI query with the ministry asking for documents and reasons for denying permission to Kerala tourism minister to attend a UN tourism meet.
India’s relationships with Bangladesh, Myanmar and China hang in the balance.
Pakistan’s hegemonic design in Afghanistan is clear, but what is subtle is that it seeks to leverage its use of jihadist proxies to convince the US to help resolve the Kashmir dispute with India.
With the Rohingya refugee influx, India faces a litmus test on its commitment to international law in its domestic refugee policy implementation.
The issue was raised by Pakistan during a debate on decolonisation in the fourth committee of the UN General Assembly.
For the first time, India did not explicitly disassociate from the resolution extending the mandate of the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar.
ICAN has shaken the NPT system but India remains uncomfortable about arms control treaties that bypass the Conference on Disarmament.
The external affairs ministry’s statement comes as a reaction to recent press reports which claim that the Chinese army continues to maintain a sizable presence in the Doklam area.
Taking a page from our inherent capacity to adjust and be flexible, India should practice a little unemotional pragmatism.
“MEA’s credibility and its standing as an institution that has always upheld professionalism has been severely damaged and will be difficult to repair,” a former foreign secretary said.
The resolution called for the protection of the rights of foreign nationals facing the death penalty under the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, the grounds on which India had sued Pakistan in the ICJ.
Does the wide linguistic gulf between India and China indicate that the two countries are doomed to live in a state of eternal contention?
Book on Deendayal Upadhyaya published by external affairs ministry says the BJP is the only political alternative in the country, Hindu thought is Bhartiya thought, and only Hindu society can be spiritual.
The chief executive of Afghanistan, who is in India on a short trip, also expressed that differences within the international community could impact counter-terrorism efforts.
This position assumes significance given that under the new Trump policy the US wants India to contribute more in the war-torn nation.
New Delhi: Exercising her right to reply after External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj lashed out at Pakistan for supporting terrorism, Pakistani envoy to the UN Maleeha Lodhi attacked India for “killing hundreds of women, children and men in Kashmir”. In her address to the 72nd UN General Assembly session on Saturday, Swaraj had […]
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj also accused Pakistan of waging a war against India.
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India said it is extraordinary that the state which protected Osama Bin Laden and sheltered Mullah Omar should have the gumption to play the victim.
The Wire went through India’s statements made at international meetings on refugees to check other references to non-refoulement over the last two decades.
“We don’t foresee any political or military role for India in Afghanistan. I think it will just complicate the situation and it will not resolve anything.”