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publicly remained silent on pull-out of Chinese troops in Doklam, but explicitly stated that all Indian troops have withdrawn and that it will continue to “exercise its sovereign rights”.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.
On Thursday, Swaraj had told Rajya Sabha that India’s position to end the stand-off at Doklam was for both the countries to withdraw their troops.
In its weekly press briefing the MEA was reluctant to answer whether Bhutan “formally” asked for India’s intervention before Indian soldiers crossed the border.
She also accused China of building roads using bulldozers and excavators, which has been protested by Bhutan in writing to China.
I get the feeling Swaraj is more concerned about looking tough in the eyes of her countrymen than acting sagaciously in the interests of her country.
The all-party meeting called by the Indian government on Friday apparentlys aim to “build consensus” on how to deal with China.
The external affairs minister said a visa application was pending for Indian national Avantika Jadhav who wants to meet her son in Pakistan.
Addressing a sizeable gathering of Indian Americans, Modi also praised Sushma Swaraj for her “good governance” and listed the highlights of his tenure.
The order has been given to the government’s printing press in Nashik and applicants will soon start receiving bilingual passports.
Conversations with women from Pakistan have shown that domestic violence is the main deciding factor in their views on marriage.
The external affairs minister claimed that “if there is one region with whom India has uniformly excellent relations, it is the Gulf”.
Relations between India and the US continue to prosper, no matter the differences over the Paris agreement, says the minister of external affairs.
Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Yemen and Egypt on Monday accused Qatar of supporting terrorism and snapped off ties with the nation.
The Indian national Uzma had accused a Pakistani man, whom she reportedly met in Malaysia, of forcing her into marrying him in Pakistan.
The fact that three vacancies – at the ICJ, ITLOS and the Continental Shelf Commission – have arisen at the same time makes the diplomatic task more complex
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj disclosed this information about the lead attorney in the Jadhav case late last night, in response to a tweet.
This is the first time India has initiated a case at the ICJ since 1971 and has chosen to do so because of the possibility that Pakistan might quickly carry put the death sentence imposed on the former Indian naval officer.
The extradition process of the liquor baron from the UK, who owes Indian banks over Rs 9,000 crore, will begin now that he has been produced in a UK court and granted bail.
The timing of Kulbhushan Jadhav’s death sentence and the disappearance of a retired Pakistani army officer from near the Indian border has led many to speculate about an imminent swap.
India has said it will go “out of way” to ensure justice to Kulbhushan Jadhav, warning Pakistan that his execution will have consequences on bilateral ties.
New Delhi: Though the Indian government on Friday rejected a resolution passed by the legislative assembly of Canada’s Ontario province describing the 1984 massacre of Sikhs as ‘genocide,’ the motion’s supporters liberally used quotes of Indian Home minister Rajnath Singh to justify the resolution’s use of the sensitive term. On April 6, a […]
The BJP leader’s claim is a variation on “I am not racist because I have black friends.’
After claiming that last week’s attacks against Africans couldn’t be labelled racist as the investigation was still pending, Swaraj today said only pre-meditated attacks can be racist.
The racist attacks in Greater Noida are a greater diplomatic fiasco than India yet realises.
African heads of missions said they “reviewed the previous incidents and that have taken place in the past and concluded that no known, sufficient and deterring measures were taken by the government of India”.
The permanent secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Olushola Enikanolaiye, sought action from the Indian government during his meeting with B.N. Reddy in Abuja.
At least nine Africans have been seriously injured in multiple attacks over the last two days.