Ministry Of External Affairs
09 Mar 2021
'Gross Interference'; India summons UK envoy over farm laws debate
The central government on Tuesday summoned the British High Commissioner in India to express its disapproval over the recent discussions on farmers' protest and press freedom in the United Kingdom Parliament.
04 Feb 2021
Lata Mangeshkar speaks on global support for farmers' protests
Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar on Wednesday joined Indian personalities, including Sachin Tendulkar, Akshay Kumar, and Ajay Devgn, supporting the government's stand on the ongoing farmers' protests, saying that the country is capable of solving problems amicably.
03 Feb 2021
'Ascertain facts,' says MEA as global figures support farmers' protest
On Wednesday, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) urged international icons to ascertain facts and understand the issue before commenting on matters pertaining to India.
02 Feb 2021
India allocates Rs. 7,148 crore as aid for several countries
India, on Monday, set aside over Rs. 7,100 crore in its Union Budget for 2021-22 as development assistance for several countries, with Bhutan getting the maximum allocation of Rs. 3,004 crore while Rs. 100 crore will be given to the Chabahar Port project in Iran.
01 Feb 2021
Myanmar military promises election in a year
Myanmar's military has announced it will hold a new election at the end of a one-year state of emergency it declared on Monday when it seized control of the country and reportedly detained leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
18 Jan 2021
Reports of Chinese village in Arunachal; India on 'constant watch'
India is keeping a "constant watch" on all developments having a bearing on national security, the central government said on Monday amid reports of fresh Chinese construction activity in Arunachal Pradesh.
10 Jan 2021
Suriname's Indian-origin President to be Republic Day chief guest: Report
The President of the Republic of Suriname, Chandrikapersad Santokhi, will reportedly be the chief guest at India's Republic Day event later this month.
18 Dec 2020
India, China continue talks amid border row, call for disengagement
Months into the India-China border row, both nations held another round of talks to resolve the conflict.
17 Dec 2020
India's neighbors train experts for clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccine
India's friendly neighboring nations trained over 100 experts to strengthen capacities in their countries for facilitating phase-3 clinical trials of the Indian COVID-19 vaccine, a senior official of the Department of Biotechnology said.
01 Dec 2020
India criticizes Canadian PM's 'ill-informed, unwarranted' comments on farmers' protest
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's comments on the ongoing protests by Indian farmers were "ill-informed" and "unwarranted," India said in a sharp rebuke on Tuesday.
21 Nov 2020
Nagrota encounter: India summons Pakistan official; lodges strong protest
India on Saturday summoned the Charge d'Affaires of the Pakistan High Commission over a recent encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Nagrota, where four terrorists were killed.
02 Nov 2020
Gilgit-Baltistan is India's integral part, Pakistan must vacate it: MEA
Hours after a provisional provincial status for Gilgit-Baltistan was announced by Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, the Ministry of External Affairs released a strong statement saying the territory is India's integral part and Islamabad has no locus standi.
15 Oct 2020
China has no locus standi commenting on Ladakh, J&K: MEA
The Union Territories of Ladakh and Jammu & Kashmir are integral parts of India, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said in a statement on Thursday.
03 Oct 2020
India still undecided on reopening its side of Kartarpur Corridor
The Ministry of External Affairs on Saturday said that a decision on reopening the Indian side of the Kartarpur Corridor is pending.
30 Sep 2020
India and China discuss 5-point plan to ease border tensions
India and China held a fresh round of diplomatic talks under the Working Mechanism for Consultation & Coordination (WMCC).
29 Sep 2020
India says it never accepted China's 1959 interpretation of LAC
India on Tuesday reacted to China's claim that it abides by the 1959 interpretation of the Indo-China border, the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
28 Jul 2020
Weeks after clash, China says disengagement at most locations "complete"
On Tuesday, China announced that disengagement between frontline Indian and Chinese troops has been completed in most of the locations.
27 Jul 2020
It's home: Persecuted in Afghanistan, 11 Sikhs arrive in Delhi
Eleven Sikhs from Afghanistan reached Delhi on Sunday, four months after a barbaric attack at a gurudwara in Kabul killed 27.
26 Jul 2020
Fifth round of LAC talks with China likely next week
India and China are expected to hold the next round military talks next week as the disengagement process at Pangong Tso is yet to see completion.
09 Jul 2020
India-China conflict: Next WMCC meeting tomorrow; disengagement first phase complete
Representatives of India and China are set to hold talks on Friday regarding the disengagement process along the Indo-China border in Eastern Ladakh.
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.
06 Jul 2020
Did NSA Doval play a role in Galwan Valley's de-escalation?
Before the People's Liberation Army (PLA) pulled its troops back in the tense Galwan Valley today, National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval had a long telephonic conversation with China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Sunday, multiple reports said.
26 Jun 2020
Galwan Valley face-off: In strong statement, India blames China
In what qualifies as India's strongest statement since the face-off at the Galwan Valley, Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said on Thursday China's conduct along the border defied all mutually agreed norms.
24 Jun 2020
India, China agree to continue diplomatic talks for peaceful resolution
Amid heightened tensions regarding the border situation in Eastern Ladakh, India and China on Wednesday agreed to sincerely implement disengagement and de-escalation along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
22 Jun 2020
Forces allowed to "respond adequately", situation tense along LAC
A week after China's People's Liberation Army attempted to change the status quo at the Galwan Valley, the situation along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) continues to be tense.
20 Jun 2020
Controversy being created on Modi's remarks at all-party meet: PMO
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's remarks on the violent face-off between Indian and Chinese forces are being given a "mischievous interpretation," the PM's office said in a statement on Saturday.
17 Jun 2020
Closely monitoring situation, says US after Indo-China clash
Hours after India reported that 20 of its soldiers were martyred in a violent clash with the Chinese at the Galwan Valley, the United States announced it was closely monitoring the situation.
16 Jun 2020
20 Indian soldiers martyred in face-off with Chinese troops: Army
The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) released a statement on Tuesday on the clash between Indian and Chinese armies at Galwan Valley last night, saying the People's Liberation Army tried changing the status quo in the area.
15 Jun 2020
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.
15 Jun 2020
Pakistan: Two Indian High Commission officials go missing
In an unsavory turn of events, two Indian High Commission officials went missing in Pakistan on Monday, prompting New Delhi to register a strong protest both in the neighboring country and here.
07 Jun 2020
India, China agree to peacefully resolve border issue, says MEA
Both India and China have agreed to peacefully resolve ongoing Ladakh standoff, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Sunday.
30 May 2020
Air India Delhi-Moscow flight returns midway as pilot tests coronavirus-positive
An Air India flight from Delhi to Moscow had to return midway on Saturday after one of the pilots tested positive for COVID-19.
21 May 2020
Nepal claims Indian territory in new map, New Delhi responds
Nepal released a new political map claiming Indian territories of Limpiyadhura, Lipulekh, and Kalapani, as its own, inviting a sharp rebuke from India on Wednesday.
10 May 2020
India rejects Nepal's objections over link road to Kailash Mansarovar
The Ministry of External Affairs on Saturday said that an 80-km-long road connecting Dharchula in Uttarakhand to the Lipulekh pass is "completely within its territory."
05 May 2020
COVID-19: 64 flights to evacuate 14,800 Indians from abroad
In the biggest overseas evacuation since Independence, the Centre plans to bring thousands of Indians, who have been stuck in various countries, home.
08 Apr 2020
On Hydroxychloroquine, Trump ditches threatening tone, says 'Modi was great'
Hours after he threatened India with retaliation if Hydroxychloroquine, a drug considered important in the battle against coronavirus, is not exported, United States President Donald Trump took a softer tone saying that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was "great".
05 Apr 2020
Coronavirus: Trump asks India to release hydroxychloroquine ordered by US
United States President Donald Trump has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to release the hold on an order of the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine.
25 Mar 2020
Terrorists barge into gurudwara in Kabul, kill at least 11
In a despicable incident, terrorists, armed with guns, barged inside a gurudwara in Afghanistan's capital Kabul and rained bullets, killing at least 11 on Wednesday, several reports said.
18 Mar 2020
MEA confirms 255 Indians test positive for coronavirus in Iran
The Ministry of External Affairs on Wednesday said that 255 Indians in Iran have tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19.
07 Mar 2020
Hindu American Foundation accuses USCIRF of spreading misinformation about CAA
A top Hindu body in the United States, the Hindu American Foundation (HAF), has accused the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) of spreading misinformation about the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).