Kurt Vögele was deported by the Ahmedabad immigration officials on January 22 despite having a valid passport and visa.
According to sources, representations had poured in from Indians and non-resident Indians, ministries and state governments.
Gokhale, who played a key role in negotiations to resolve the 73-day-long Doklam standoff, has taken over from S Jaishankar.
A narrow bilateral approach to foreign policy can stall India’s aspirations in becoming a global leader.
Concern about the disruption caused by China’s assumption that it can unilaterally claim authority over Asia’s sea lanes dominated talks at the recent Raisina Dialogue.
We have ended up countenancing a militarisation of our foreign policy and diplomacy. Are we comfortable with the idea of a general usurping the political leader’s prerogative?
Swaraj said that the time terror was seen as other people’s problem is ‘long gone’ and that ‘zero tolerance is the call of the day’.
There is no clarity yet if the Indian embassy, located in a high-security diplomatic zone, was the target of the attack.
Sushma Swaraj won peoples’ hearts with her open access policy on Twitter. Which is why her brittle response to an op-ed criticising her performance as foreign minister has surprised so many.
The assurance was given by Maldivian foreign minister Mohamed Asim during talks with his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj.
The Chinese foreign minister said that the peaceful resolution of the Doklam issue reflects the political maturity of both sides.
Russia, India, China Talk of Combatting Terror, but Moscow and Beijing More in Sync on Connectivity, ‘Quad’
While the joint communique had most aspects of fighting terrorism flagged by Sushma Swaraj, there was no explicit naming of LeT.
While New Delhi had specifically asked for an Indian diplomat to be present at the meeting with Jadhav, it is not clear if Pakistan has agreed to this yet.
With Trump’s Jerusalem Move Setting Off Violent Ripples, Palestine Looks to India for Stronger Statement
India’s statement did not directly refer to the two-state solution or East Jerusalem, which is India’s traditional position on Palestine – and it was noticed.
India’s response was muted, with no reiteration of its long standing position on East Jerusalem being the future capital of Palestine.
Anders Samuelsen held discussions with external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on various aspects of bilateral ties including trade and investment, renewable energy.
Nationalist chest-thumping is for lightweights and losers. India is neither.
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.
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,
As International Court of Justice Election Nears, India Pushes Campaign to Re-Elect Dalveer Bhandari
Lobbying for Bhandari’s re-election is taking place at the highest levels, including by the prime minister himself.
The incident left the man with a fractured skull and hearing impairment and the woman with a broken arm.
While Tillerson did not directly demand that India should snap all ties with North Korea, sources claim that Indian officials are aware that Washington would like New Delhi to take the step based on indirect feelers.
Swaraj is in Dhaka to co-chair the fourth meeting of the Joint Consultative Commission with her Bangladeshi counterpart A.H. Mahmood Ali.
“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.
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.
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 […]
The external affairs ministry recognises that those fleeing Myanmar’s Rakhine state are refugees but the home ministry believes they no longer deserve that designation once they are in India.
The four countries called for an “early reform” of the UN Security Council and enhanced role for developing countries as major contributors to the UN.
On the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, the three top diplomats of India, US and Japan also exchanged views on maritime security, connectivity and proliferation issues.
During her week-long stay, Swaraj is expected to hold about 20 bilateral and trilateral meetings with leaders attending the session.
Bangladeshi media says that India’s modified policy towards the Rohingya crisis came through a Thursday phone call between Sushma Swaraj and Sheikh Hasina.
After objecting to Rabindranath Tagore, Ghalib and writings on M.F. Hussain, the RSS ideologue Dinanath Batra now wants a poem by Pash, which depicts the general oppressiveness of society, removed from textbooks.
Father Tom Uzhunnalil was abducted in March 2016 when four unidentified gunmen attacked a care home in Yemen’s southern port city of Aden.
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj said 116 new “high impact” development projects would be implemented jointly in 31 provinces of Afghanistan.
China publicly remained silent on pull-out of Chinese troops in Doklam, but explicitly stated that all Indian troops have withdrawn and that it will continue to “exercise its sovereign rights”.
Patience, control on comments and diplomacy can resolve problems, said the external affairs minister in Parliament on Thursday.
The external affairs minister said she had never misled parliament or the families of the abducted Indians.
Ibrahim Al-Eshaiker Al-Jaafari said that there was also no evidence to show that the missing had ever been in Badush jail near Mosul, as Sushma Swaraj has claimed.
The Congress has claimed Sushma Swaraj has misled the families of the missing labourers by saying they were in a jail in Iraq, although the jail appears to have been destroyed three months ago.