Ministry Of External Affairs: News

25 Nov 2023

Indian Government

India, EU collaborate on semiconductor supply, innovation: Key takeaways

The Indian government and the European Union (EU) have inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to boost collaboration in the semiconductor ecosystem.

24 Nov 2023


Qatar court accepts appeal in ex-navy personnel death sentence case

A Qatar court has reportedly accepted the Indian government's appeal against the death sentence awarded to eight former Indian Navy personnel last month.

NewsClick terror case: ED summons American millionaire Neville Singham

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned United States (US) millionaire Neville Roy Singham in the NewsClick terror case, ANI reported, citing sources.

16 Nov 2023

S Jaishankar

India seeks evidence from Canada on Nijjar killing allegation: Jaishankar

External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar revealed on Wednesday that India has asked Canada to provide proof to back its allegations that Indian agents were involved in the murder of Khalistani terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar in British Columbia on June 18.

30 Oct 2023

S Jaishankar

'Highest importance': Jaishankar to Navy veterans' families over Qatar sentence 

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar reportedly met with the families of eight former officers of the Indian Navy who were awarded the death sentence in Qatar on Thursday for alleged espionage.

28 Oct 2023


India has 'limited options' against Qatar executing 8 ex-Navy officers 

India reportedly has "limited options" in its efforts to commute the death sentences of eight former Indian Navy officers convicted in Qatar, as the exact nature of their charges remains uncertain.

26 Oct 2023


Qatar sentences 8 ex-Indian Navy officials to death for espionage

A court in Qatar has reportedly sentenced eight former Indian Navy officials to death for alleged espionage after detaining them since August 2022.

US, UK back Canada in diplomatic dispute with India

The United States (US) and the United Kingdom (UK) have voiced concerns over India's insistence that Canada reduce its diplomatic presence in the country, per Reuters.

13 Oct 2023


Operation Ajay brings back 212 Indians stranded in war-torn Israel

The first flight under Operation Ajay—a mission to repatriate Indian citizens stranded in Israel due to the ongoing conflict— carrying 212 passengers, including an infant, touched down in New Delhi on Friday morning.

12 Oct 2023


India has always supported formation of Palestine: MEA

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), on Thursday, said that it supports the formation of an independent state of Palestine.

09 Oct 2023


China behind Khalistani leader Hardeep Nijjar's killing, claims activist

Chinese-born rights activist and independent blogger Jennifer Zeng has accused Chinese Communist Party (CCP) agents of assassinating Khalistani leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar in Canada, ANI reported.

08 Oct 2023


Rajya Sabha MP among Indians reportedly stranded in war-torn Israel

National People's Party (NPP) leader and Rajya Sabha MP Wanweiroy Kharlukhi and his family are reportedly stranded in Israel, which is at war, following a surprise attack by Palestinian militant group Hamas on Saturday.

NIA launches manhunt for 3 ISIS terror suspects in Delhi

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has reportedly launched a manhunt for three men believed to be part of the "Pune ISIS module" and sleeper cell in Delhi, NDTV reported

29 Sep 2023


Afghan embassy in Delhi to shut down: Reports 

Afghanistan's Ambassador to India, Farid Mamundzay, has announced the closure of its embassy in Delhi due to a lack of cooperation from the Afghan and Indian governments, News18 reported.

25 Sep 2023

Indian Government

All you need to know about Overseas Citizenship of India

The Indian government is reportedly in the process of canceling the Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) registration of several people who are allegedly involved in pro-Khalistan activities and anti-India propaganda.

22 Sep 2023


Nijjar row: Trudeau wants India to cooperate in murder probe

Amid the diplomatic row between India and Canada over the murder of Khalistani leader and Canadian citizen Hardeep Singh Nijjar, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reportedly urged New Delhi on Thursday to cooperate in the investigation.

22 Sep 2023


India asks Canada to reduce diplomatic presence

India has asked Canada to reduce its diplomatic presence in New Delhi, citing "interference of Canadian diplomats" in the country's internal affairs.

20 Sep 2023


Now, India asks citizens to 'exercise utmost caution' in Canada

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Wednesday issued an advisory to Indian citizens in Canada and those planning to visit the country, urging them to "exercise utmost caution," highlighting increasing "anti-India activities and politically-condoned hate crimes."

20 Sep 2023


Khalistani leader Gurpatwant Singh Pannun threatens Hindus in Canada

The banned pro-Khalistani group—Sikhs for Justice (SFJ)—has issued threats to Hindus in Canada, urging them to leave the country due to their support for India, per News18.

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.

19 Sep 2023

Ajit Doval

Doval flagged Khalistan issue with Canadian counterpart at G20: Report

India on Tuesday expelled a Canadian diplomat in a tit-for-tat move following the expulsion of its senior envoy by Canada.

19 Sep 2023


Tit-for-tat: Concerned over 'anti-India activities,' India expels Canadian diplomat

Hours after Canada expelled senior Indian diplomat Pavan Kumar Rai—alleging the Indian government's role in killing pro-Khalistani leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar—India has expelled a senior Canadian diplomat over concerns of "anti-India activities."

04 Sep 2023


Canada: 'Khalistan referendum' event canceled amid concerns over AK-47 poster

Canadian authorities reportedly withdrew permission to hold a "Khalistan referendum" at the Tamanawis Secondary School in Surrey, a city in British Columbia, Canada, resulting in the cancellation of the event.

26 Aug 2023

Narendra Modi

Modi-Xi BRICS meeting: Differing statements cast doubts over LAC de-escalation 

India and China issued conflicting statements about Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping's meeting at the BRICS Summit, raising doubts about the progress made in de-escalating tensions along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), The Indian Express reported.

US: Indian consulate offers to fly home 'starving' Hyderabad woman

The Indian mission in the United States (US) on Saturday revealed that it had offered travel and medical assistance to a woman from Hyderabad who was found starving on the streets of Chicago recently.

04 Aug 2023


India trashes reports about it opposing BRICS expansion

Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Arindam Bagchi on Thursday refuted reports that India is against the BRICS expansion, calling them "baseless speculation."

18 Jul 2023

Dassault Aviation

Why India-France didn't announce Rafale, Scorpene deals in joint statement

Negotiations between India and France regarding the technical and commercial aspects of India's plans to buy 26 Rafale-M jets and three Scorpene-class submarines for the Indian Navy are yet to be completed, reports said.

16 Jul 2023

Narendra Modi

Rafale-M, Scorpene submarine deals missing from updated India-France document 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's France visit saw the two countries reportedly signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for building three additional Scorpene (Kalvari) class submarines, which was earlier mentioned in the joint India-France document.

16 Jul 2023

Narendra Modi

Modi signs India-UAE trade pact, MoU to establish IIT-Delhi campus 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday concluded his visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), where he met its ruler and UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and signed crucial agreements.

06 Jul 2023


IIT to open first overseas campus in Tanzania's Zanzibar

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Thursday announced that Tanzania's Zanzibar will become home to the first Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) campus outside India.

24 Jun 2023

S Jaishankar

India to embark on Passport Seva Program 2.0: Jaishankar

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Saturday said India will soon embark on Passport Seva Program (PSP) Version 2.0, including new and upgraded e-passports.

24 Jun 2023

Narendra Modi

Received unprecedented love: PM Modi in goodbye speech in US

In his farewell address to the Indian-American community toward the end of his three-day state visit to the United States (US), Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated, "In the last three days, a new and glorious journey has started for India-US relations."

22 May 2023


Women from Punjab being sold to locals in Muscat: Report

Several women from Punjab are being sold to locals in Muscat and forced into immoral activities, alleged a woman who recently returned to India from Oman.

17 May 2023


'Biased': India rejects US report criticizing alleged attacks on minorities

Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Arindam Bagchi on Tuesday called a report by the United States (US) State Department "motivated" and "biased" as it criticized the country over alleged attacks on religious minorities, reported PTI.

01 May 2023


India blocks 14 mobile apps used by Pakistani terrorists: Reports

The government of India has blocked 14 different mobile applications that terrorists in Pakistan were reportedly using as communication platforms to send information to Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), according to NDTV.

30 Apr 2023


Operation Kaveri: 229 Indians reach home as Sudan conflict rages

India brought back home 229 citizens stranded in strife-torn Sudan on Saturday under Operation Kaveri as the army-paramilitary conflict entered its third week.

29 Apr 2023


Sudan: IAF pilots use night vision goggles for rescue operation

In an absolutely daring rescue operation, pilots of the Indian Air Force (IAF) reportedly landed their aircraft on a small airstrip in war-hit Sudan to rescue 121 people on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday.

08 Apr 2023


Ukraine's deputy foreign minister to visit India on Sunday

The first deputy foreign minister of war-torn Ukraine, Emine Dzhaparova, is set to commence her four-day visit to India on Sunday to discuss bilateral relations as well as global issues of mutual interest, as per PTI.

06 Apr 2023

United Nations (UN)

India elected to UN's highest statistical commission for 4-year term

In a significant development, India was elected overwhelmingly to the United Nations (UN) Statistical Commission for a period of four years in a "competitive" election on Wednesday.

26 Mar 2023


India summons Canada envoy amid protests by pro-Khalistan supporters

The Indian government has summoned Canadian High Commissioner Cameron MacKay to lodge a protest and convey concerns over the recent actions of pro-Khalistani supporters against its diplomatic mission and consulates in Canada.

25 Mar 2023

San Francisco

San Francisco: Indian-Americans rally against pro-Khalistan attack on Indian consulate

Days after a pro-Khalistan attack on the Indian consulate in San Francisco, United States, scores of Indian-Americans gathered outside the building to hold a peace rally on Friday.