Indian High Commission: News

19 Apr 2024


2 Indian students drown in tragic hiking incident in Scotland

Two Indian students lost their lives while hiking with friends at the Linn of Tummel, a popular scenic spot in Scotland.

06 Apr 2024


Maldives thanks India for allowing limited essential exports amid tensions 

Maldivian Foreign Minister Moosa Zameer has publicly expressed gratitude to India for allowing the export of essential supplies to the Maldives for fiscal year 2024-25.

20 Sep 2023


Threat to Indians in Canada from Khalistani outfits: Intelligence reports

Indian intelligence agencies issued a fresh alert for Indian citizens and officials living in Canada, warning them of potential attacks from "pro-Khalistani entities (PKE)," News18 reported.

NIA identifies 15 suspects in Indian High Commission London attack 

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has identified 15 individuals allegedly involved in the violent protest and vandalism at the Indian High Commission in London on March 19, The Indian Express reported.

04 Jul 2023

San Francisco

US 'strongly condemns' torching of Indian consulate by alleged Khalistanis

The United States (US) on Tuesday "strongly condemned" the arson and vandalism attempt at the Indian consulate in San Francisco, which was reported on Sunday.

03 Jul 2023


India flags concern over 'Khalistan freedom rally' in Canada

India strongly opposed the proposed "Khalistan freedom march" slated for Saturday in Canada, claiming it would endanger its diplomats.

15 Jun 2023


Amritpal Singh's close aide, Avtar Khanda (35), dies of cancer

Avtar Singh Khanda, the main orchestrator of the March 19 protest and violence at the Indian High Commission in London and a close aide of Khalistan sympathizer Amritpal Singh, reportedly died at Birmingham's Sandwell Hospital in the United Kingdom (UK) on Thursday.

10 Apr 2023

United Kingdom

'Baseless': India denies halting UK trade talks after Khalistan attacks

India on Monday rubbished reports that it halted trade discussions with the United Kingdom over the attacks at the Indian consulate by Khalistani supporters in London.

24 Mar 2023

Delhi Police

Delhi Police files case over pro-Khalistan protest in London

The Delhi Police has registered a case in connection with a pro-Khalistan protest staged in front of the Indian High Commission in London, United Kingdom (UK), on Sunday.

23 Mar 2023

United Kingdom

UK to review Indian mission's staff safety after pro-Khalistan protest

The United Kingdom (UK) will review the security at the Indian mission in London and the safety of staff members following "unacceptable acts of violence" and vandalism by pro-Khalistan protesters, the UK's Foreign Secretary James Cleverly said on Wednesday.

20 Mar 2023


London: Pro-Khalistani supporters remove Indian flag, here's what happened next

After pro-Khalistani supporters pulled down India's national flag in London on Sunday evening, the Indian High Commission responded to this by replacing it with a much bigger tricolor.

10 Nov 2022

Fire Accidents

Maldives: 8 Indians among 10 migrant workers die in fire

At least 10 people including eight Indian migrant workers lost their lives in a fire in Male city of Maldives on Thursday.

13 Oct 2022


Denounce November 6 Khalistan referendum by SFJ: India tells Canada

India sent a demarche to the Canadian government on Tuesday asking it to stop and denounce the purported Khalistan referendum organized by the proscribed terrorist organization Sikh For Justice (SFJ) in Ontario on November 6.

03 Oct 2022


India condemns 'hate crime' at Bhagavad Gita Park in Canada

India has raised objections to an alleged hate crime at Shri Bhagavad Gita Park in Brampton, Canada, where a name board inside the park was reportedly damaged.

Hate crimes, anti-India activities rising: MEA cautions Indians in Canada

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) released an advisory for Indians in Canada to maintain caution against "rising hate crimes."

21 Sep 2022


England: Mob gathers outside Hindu temple, communal tensions rise

A mob of 200 people, purportedly belonging to the Muslim community, assembled outside a Hindu temple in Smethwick, England on Tuesday, reports said.

16 Jul 2022


After Canada, another Gandhi statue vandalized in Punjab's Bhatinda

A statue of Mahatma Gandhi was vandalized in Punjab's Bhatinda by a group of unidentified miscreants on Thursday.

11 May 2022

Sri Lanka

India not sending troops to Sri Lanka: Indian High Commission

The Indian High Commission in Colombo on Wednesday firmly denied rumors that New Delhi was sending soldiers to Sri Lanka.

28 Jan 2022


Indian family that froze to death near US-Canada border identified

The bodies of four Indian nationals, who were found dead in Canada near the border with the United States, have been identified.

16 Jul 2020


Pakistan: India gets second consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav

India on Thursday received the second consular access from Pakistan to meet Kulbhushan Jadhav, a former Indian Navy officer who was arrested and sentenced to death by a Pakistan Army court.

08 Jul 2020


Kulbhushan Jadhav didn't seek review of his death sentence: Pakistan

Ex-Indian Navy Officer, Kulbhushan Jadhav, who faces death sentence in Pakistan didn't file a review plea pertaining to his punishment, Islamabad said on Wednesday. Jadhav, who was picked up by Pakistani agencies in 2016, has instead chosen to go ahead with his pending mercy plea, which was filed on April 17, 2017.

24 Jun 2020


Reduce High Commission staff by 50%: India tells Pakistan

Already at loggerheads with Pakistan for several years, India on Tuesday decided to reduce the presence of the neighboring country's staff at the High Commission in New Delhi.

15 Jun 2020

Pakistan News

Pakistan to release 2 'missing' Indian High Commission officials: Report

Hours after two Indian High Commission officials had gone missing in Pakistan, reports emerged that the officials had been arrested.

19 Aug 2019


India receive 'hoax' security threat during Windies tour: Details here

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Sunday said that it had received security threats to the national team during the ongoing Windies tour.

14 Aug 2019


Will Sunil Subramaniam lose Team India's managerial job?

The Indian cricket team's current manager Sunil Subramaniam's job could be on the line following the conclusion of the ongoing tour of Windies.

21 Apr 2019

Sushma Swaraj

#SriLankaBlasts: Three Indians among those killed, says Sushma Swaraj

Three Indian nationals were among those killed in the bomb blasts in Sri Lanka today, said External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.

24 Mar 2019


Swaraj seeks report into kidnapping of Hindu girls in Pakistan

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has sought details from the Indian envoy in Pakistan into the reported abduction of two Hindu teenaged girls and their forcible conversion to Islam on the eve of Holi in Sindh province.

17 Mar 2019

New Zealand

#NewZealandTerrorAttack: Indian High Commission issues helpline numbers for victims' families

Releasing the list of five Indians who were brutally killed along with 45 others in New Zealand Christchurch attack on Friday, the Indian High Commission today announced a set of helpline numbers to help the families of victims.

17 Mar 2019

New Zealand

5 Indians among 50 dead in New Zealand terror attack

The Indian High Commission in New Zealand has confirmed that five Indians died in the terror attack which happened on Friday.

22 Feb 2019


IOC suspends discussions with India on hosting future events

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has suspended all discussions with India on hosting future sports and Olympic-related events in the country.

22 Jan 2019


India lodges protest with Pakistan over diplomat harassment, terrorism speech

Days after a Delhi woman lodged a complaint against a Pakistan High Commission staffer for allegedly touching her inappropriately, India has accused Pakistan of taking retaliatory action against two staff members of its High Commission.

21 Jan 2019


#PNBScam: Mehul Choksi gives up Indian citizenship to avoid extradition

In what is being seen as a move to avoid extradition to India, fugitive businessman Mehul Choksi has surrendered his Indian passport to the Indian High Commission in Antigua and Barbuda.

10 Dec 2018


SAARC meet: PoK minister present, Indian diplomat walks out

An official of the Indian High Commission in Pakistan staged a walkout of a SAARC meeting over the presence of a minister from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) at the event.

28 Oct 2018


Far greater India-UK cooperation on issue of fugitives: Indian envoy

India's outgoing High Commissioner to the UK, YK Sinha, believes he is concluding his tenure at a time when there is far greater cooperation between both governments.

05 Oct 2018

Pakistan News

Pakistan cancels Indian envoy Ajay Bisaria's lecture in Lahore

Amidst the chill in bilateral ties, Pakistan canceled at the last minute Indian envoy Ajay Bisaria's scheduled lecture at a training institute in Lahore for not taking prior permission from the Foreign Office, according to sources.

18 Aug 2018


Singapore will remember Vajpayee as a good friend: Singapore's minister

Singapore's Foreign Minister has condoled the death of Atal Bihari Vajpayee and said the former Indian PM will always be remembered as a good friend of the country.

08 Aug 2018


Why is Anushka in Indian team's picture, ask furious Twitter-users

The BCCI faced the wrath of Twitter users after they posted a picture which included Anushka Sharma with the Indian Cricket Team.

15 Jul 2018


Won't allow our soil to be used for terrorist-activities: Bangladesh

Bangladesh today has reassured India that it will not allow its soil to be used for any terrorist activities against the neighboring country as visiting Home Minister Rajnath Singh held talks with his Bangladeshi counterpart Asaduzzaman Khan on security-related issues.

01 Jul 2018


India receives list of 471 Indians lodged in Pakistani jails

Pakistan today handed over a list of 471 Indian prisoners lodged in various jails across the country to Indian High Commission in Islamabad.

29 Jun 2018


Despite video proof, Pakistan denies surgical strikes calling it 'farcical'

Reacting to videos of September 2016 surgical strikes which aired on Indian news channels on Wednesday, Pakistan has once again said that no operation happened in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK).

31 May 2018


Upset with UK's visa-policies, Modi refuses to sign illegal-immigration MoU

An MoU to facilitate return of illegal Indian immigrants from Britain was left unsigned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi since the European country didn't ease visa policies.

19 Apr 2018

Pakistan News

Indian Sikh woman accepts Islam after marrying Muslim in Pakistan

An Indian Sikh woman, who went to Pakistan to attend the Baisakhi festival, has sought an extension of her visa after marrying a man in Lahore and embracing Islam, said media reports.

15 Apr 2018


Pakistan blocks 1,800 Sikh pilgrims' access to Indian diplomats

India has lodged a strong protest with Pakistan on Sunday over the blocking of access of 1,800 visiting Sikh pilgrims to Indian diplomats in that country and even "compelling" the Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan to return while on way to Gurdwara Panja Sahib there, for unspecified "security" reasons.

17 Mar 2018


The blame game: India-Pakistan bilateral ties under strain once again

Pakistan on Friday withdrew participation from the World Trade Organization's ministerial meeting in India on March 19-20, striking another blow on ongoing diplomatic standoff between the two nations.

15 Mar 2018


Pakistan calls back Indian envoy after alleged harassment incidents

Pakistan recalled its High Commissioner to India, Sohail Mahmood, to discuss the increased incidents of alleged intimidation.

12 Mar 2018


India-Pakistan newest spat after ISI raids Indian residential complex

After a rather serious bout at UN, India and Pakistan are involved in another spat. Both sides have accused each other of ill-treating diplomats and their respective families.

14 Feb 2018


'Debt-ridden' Vijay Mallya allowed to spend Rs. 16L a week

Vijay Mallya owes Rs. 9,800cr to Indian banks. Another Rs. 577cr was just added to his debts after Kingfisher Airlines lost a case against Singapore's BOC Aviation.

17 Dec 2017


Pakistan tries to seduce Indian officials, but plans foiled

It seems Pakistan's latest attempt to beat India has failed. This time, they used the oldest trick in the book: they tried to lure away Indian officials with women.

Sushma Swaraj's Diwali gift: Medical visas to all deserving Pakistanis

Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj has a delightful gift for Pakistanis this Diwali: she announced India will grant medical visas to all citizens in deserving cases.

16 Aug 2017


All Pakistanis genuinely in need will get Indian medical visas

The MEA has announced that it will grant medical visas in all genuine cases pending with the Indian High Commission in Pakistan.

18 Jul 2017


Sushma allows medical visa to PoK resident, slams Pakistan

Trust EAM Sushma Swaraj to hit the bull's-eye and you won't be disappointed.

13 Jun 2017

Pakistan News

Sushma Swaraj comes to the help of four-month-old Pakistani infant

Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj is well-known for the helping hand she extends to those in need of diplomatic assistance. This time, she has come to the aid of four-month-old Rohaan of Pakistan.