S Jaishankar: News

'Habitual offender': India slams Pakistan for raising Kashmir at UNGA 

India slammed Pakistan for bringing up the Kashmir issue at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on Friday (local time).

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."

18 Sep 2023


Get over 'West is bad guy' syndrome: Jaishankar to China

External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar on Sunday took an indirect swipe at China, saying that there was a need to move beyond the "syndrome" of seeing the West as the "bad guy."

09 Sep 2023

Narendra Modi

African Union is now permanent G20 member

As the G20 Leaders' Summit began in New Delhi on Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced making the African Union (AU) a permanent member of the bloc.

30 Aug 2023


China carves out bunkers in Aksai Chin to counter India

China has reportedly initiated major military construction activities in Aksai Chin, a region claimed by India to be its integral part.

27 Aug 2023

Narendra Modi

PM Modi to address B20 Summit India 2023 today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to address the Business 20 (B20) Summit India 2023 in New Delhi on Sunday, marking the final day of the crucial three-day program.

14 Aug 2023

Narendra Modi

LAC standoff: 19th round of India-China military talks today

India and China are scheduled to hold their 19th round of military talks on Monday ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's face-to-face meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the BRICS Summit in South Africa.

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.

Jaishankar, O'Brien among 11 to be elected to Rajya Sabha

Foreign Minister S Jaishankar and Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Derek O'Brien are among 11 leaders set to be elected unopposed to the Rajya Sabha.

08 Jul 2023


India braces for 'Khalistan Freedom rallies' in Canada, US, UK 

The Indian government remained on tenterhooks on Saturday as the rallies under the "Khalistan Freedom movement" are reportedly being organized by Sikh separatist groups across Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia.

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.

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.

17 Jun 2023

Ranil Wickremesinghe

Sri Lankan president to visit India, may seek financial support 

Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe is set to visit India on July 21 for the first time since the country's political chaos and economic crisis last year.

08 Jun 2023

Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi has a habit of criticizing India abroad: Jaishankar

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Thursday lashed out at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for his remarks in the United States (US).

04 Jun 2023

Rahul Gandhi

Jaishankar attacks Rahul Gandhi for his remarks in US

External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar took a jibe at Congress leader and former party chief Rahul Gandhi for his recent remarks in the United States (US), saying he will "vigorously" argue his points upon his return to India.

20 May 2023


Body of Indian national killed in Sudan unrest reaches home

The body of Albert Augustine, an Indian national killed last month during violence in Sudan, was reportedly brought to India on Friday.

17 May 2023


EU warns India for allegedly reselling Russian oil, Jaishankar responds

European Union (EU) Foreign Affairs and Security Policy High Representative Josep Borrell has recommended action against India for allegedly reselling Russian oil to Europe.

Imran Khan unhappy with Bilawal Bhutto's India trip: Here's why 

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has slammed Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari for his India trip to partake in a Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit amid the country's economic crisis.

Jaishankar calls Pakistan foreign minister 'terrorism spokesperson,' Bilawal responds 

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and his Pakistani counterpart Bilawal Bhutto Zardari exchanged some bitter barbs over terrorism, overshadowing the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Foreign Ministers' Summit that concluded in Goa.

Stop terror financing across the board: Jaishankar at SCO meeting

All the channels of financing terror activities must be blocked without distinction, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said while addressing a meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Goa on Friday.

Foreign ministers' SCO meet in Goa today: Here's the agenda

India is all set to host the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Foreign Ministers' Meet in Goa starting Thursday.

30 Apr 2023

Narendra Modi

#MannKiBaat: Modi's 100th radio address going global with special broadcasts

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's radio program Mann Ki Baat is completing 100 episodes on Sunday.

29 Apr 2023


India-China ties 'abnormal' due to border agreement violations: S Jaishankar

External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar has said India wants to strengthen its relations with all countries, adding ties between India and China fall into a different category because of their current "abnormal" nature, PTI reported.

25 Apr 2023


Operation Kaveri to evacuate Indians marooned in violence-hit Sudan

India on Monday launched Operation Kaveri to bring back its nearly 3,000 citizens stranded in Sudan, which is in turmoil due to a power struggle between the country's army and a paramilitary force.

21 Apr 2023

Narendra Modi

PM Modi chairs high-level meeting on Indians stranded in Sudan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday held a high-level meeting to assess the situation in Sudan and asked concerned authorities to prepare contingency evacuation plans for Indians stranded there.

20 Apr 2023

Pakistan News

Pakistan's FM Bilawal Bhutto Zardari to visit India in May

Pakistan's Foreign Affairs Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is set to visit India to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit in Goa on May 4-5, officials said on Thursday.

19 Apr 2023


Saudi, UAE assure support for Indian citizens' safety in Sudan

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have assured their support for the safety and security of Indians in violence-torn Sudan following discussions between External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar and his counterparts, India Today reported.

16 Apr 2023


Sudan: Indian among 56 civilians killed in army-paramilitary clashes

At least 56 civilians were killed and nearly 600 others injured in clashes across Sudan between the army and paramilitary forces, Associated Press reported.

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.

20 Mar 2023

G20 Summit

BJP MPs, Rahul Gandhi lock horns at G20 presidency meet

Even as Congress MP Shashi Tharoor described Saturday's parliamentary consultative committee meeting regarding India's G20 presidency as "amicable," reports say Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders allegedly traded charges, accusing each other of attempting to undermine the country.

19 Mar 2023

Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi clarifies London remarks at Jaishankar-led parliamentary panel meeting

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi reportedly gave an explanation of his remarks on India's democracy made during his recent United Kingdom (UK) visit, which triggered a massive row, at a parliamentary panel meeting chaired by S Jaishankar on Saturday.

18 Mar 2023

India Today Conclave

Ladakh border situation dangerous; India-China forces deployed very close: Jaishankar

External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar on Saturday said that the Indian and Chinese militaries were deployed very close to each other in parts of Ladakh where the situation between the two countries was "fragile and dangerous."

07 Mar 2023

India China Border

India-China situation like Russia-Ukraine, Jaishankar doesn't understand threat: Rahul Gandhi

Equating the border dispute between India and China in Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh to the Russia-Ukraine crisis, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday questioned the Bharatiya Janata Party-led (BJP) Centre's position on Beijing.

06 Mar 2023

Rahul Gandhi

China inside our territory; Centre dismisses opposition questions: Rahul Gandhi

Senior Congress leader and MP Rahul Gandhi launched a scathing attack on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led central government alleging that it has eliminated the concept of opposition in the country and the Parliament.

02 Mar 2023


Jaishankar meets Chinese counterpart Qin Gang on G20 meet sidelines

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met his Chinese counterpart Qin Gang on the sidelines of the G20 Foreign Minister's Meeting in New Delhi on Thursday.

02 Mar 2023

G20 Summit

Global governance failed, says Modi at G20 Foreign Ministers' Meeting

While emphasizing the failure of global governance to avert wars, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday told the foreign ministers of G20 nations that they are meeting at a time of serious "global divisions" where talks are "affected by the geopolitical tensions of the day."

01 Mar 2023

United Kingdom

Jaishankar replies to UK counterpart's BBC I-T 'survey' query 'firmly'

The Minister of External Affairs (MEA) S Jaishankar "firmly" responded to his United Kingdom counterpart, James Cleverly, on Wednesday when he brought up the "survey" at British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) offices in Mumbai and Delhi by the Income Tax Department.

26 Feb 2023

Pakistan News

PM Modi might bail out debt-laden Pakistan: Ex-R&AW chief Dulat

Former Research and Analysis Wing R&AW chief Amarjit Singh Dulat, in an interview with PTI, said he feels PM Narendra Modi may lend a helping hand to Pakistan later this year and even "bail out" the cash-strapped neighbor.

24 Feb 2023

Pakistan News

No business class flights, five-star hotels for Pakistan ministers

In light of Pakistan's ongoing financial crisis, the government has prohibited ministers from staying in five-star hotels or traveling in business class abroad.

20 Feb 2023


Australian PM to visit India; Indo-Pacific ties, China on agenda 

Australia's Prime Minister Anthony Norman Albanese is set to visit India for the first time since assuming office next month.

20 Feb 2023


German Chancellor Scholz quotes S Jaishankar's viral 'European mindset' remark

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz quoted External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar's viral "European mindset" remark at the now-concluded Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, on Sunday.

18 Feb 2023

George Soros

EAM Jaishankar attacks George Soros for remarks against PM Modi

Days after George Soros claimed the ongoing Adani Group controversy would significantly weaken PM Narendra Modi's "stranglehold on India's federal government," External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar tore into the billionaire investor on Saturday.

12 Feb 2023


Operation Dost: India's 7th humanitarian aid flight reaches Syria, Turkey

India's seventh flight under Operation Dost landed at Damascus in earthquake-struck Syria on Sunday with over 23 tons of relief assistance and was received by Deputy Minister of Local Administration and Environment Moutaz Douaji. It later headed to Turkey's Adana.

Indian techies to benefit from US' new H-1B visa rules

In what could be a huge relief for many Indian techies based in the United States (US), the country is set to resume "domestic visa revalidation" in specific categories on a pilot basis, with the goal of expanding it in the coming years.

10 Feb 2023

Rajya Sabha TV

Government confirms 2.25 lakh people renounced Indian citizenship in 2022

More than 16 lakh people have renounced their Indian citizenship since 2011, which included 2.25 lakh in 2022, according to a government report.

30 Jan 2023

Congress Party

Congress's Jairam Ramesh reacts to S Jaishankar's 'China 1962' remark

Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh responded to External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar's recent remarks on the incursions in Ladakh from China.

20 Jan 2023

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka lauds India for aiding in 'regaining stability'

The foreign minister of Sri Lanka, Ali Sabry, said that the financial aid of approximately $4 billion it received from India helped the country import essential goods and regain stability during its absolute economic crisis.

US doubling embassy staff to expedite Indian visas: Reports

The United States is considering doubling the recruitment at the Indian embassy and engaging diplomatic spouses to expedite the visa process, said a US official, per The Economic Times.

15 Jan 2023


Nepal plane crash: 5 Indians among 15 foreign passengers killed

At least five Indian nationals were onboard the Yeti Airlines plane that crashed near Pokhara in Nepal on Sunday morning, Nepal Civil Aviation Authority confirmed, per NDTV.

31 Dec 2022


India wants good neighborly relations with Pakistan, China: Jaishankar

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar sent a stern message to China and Pakistan during his interaction with the Indian community in Cyprus on Friday.

19 Dec 2022

Lok Sabha

Shouldn't disrespect jawans: S Jaishankar to Rahul Gandhi in Parliament

Speaking in Lok Sabha during the winter session of the Parliament on Monday, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar hit back at Congress MP Rahul Gandhi, saying criticism isn't an issue, but jawans shouldn't be disrespected.

18 Dec 2022


Pakistan minister Shazia Marri threatens India with 'nuclear war'

Pakistan minister Shazia Marri on Saturday threatened India with "nuclear war," a day after India slammed Pakistan's Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari for his derogatory remarks about PM Narendra Modi after the former referred to him as the "butcher of Gujarat."

BJP's nationwide protest against Pakistan minister Bilawal Bhutto's 'Gujarat' remarks

Pakistan Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari's remarks about Prime Minister Narendra Modi at United Nations Security Council (UNSC) triggered outrage in India.

Try to be good neighbor: Jaishankar tells Pakistan at UNSC

Chiding Pakistan at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Thursday termed it an epicenter of terrorism that needs to clean up its act and be a good neighbor.

India's 'Osama' jibe after Pakistan raises Kashmir at United Nations

After Pakistan raised the Kashmir issue at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Wednesday, India asserted that a nation that hosted al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden doesn't have the authority to "sermonize" in the powerful UN organ.

06 Dec 2022


'Morally inappropriate': Ukraine foreign minister on India-Russia oil deal

Ukraine's Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba on Tuesday slammed India for importing Russian oil at discounted rates amid the war, calling it "morally inappropriate."

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah will be Republic Day chief guest

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) announced on Sunday that Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will be the chief guest at India's Republic Day celebration in January 2023.

26 Nov 2022

Russia-India Deal

West must live with India's stance on Russia-Ukraine war: Jaishankar

Amid criticism against India from European nations and the US over the purchase of Russian crude oil at discounted rates rather than condemning Moscow, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar asserted the West "must live with India's stance on Ukraine."

08 Nov 2022


Works to India's advantage: Jaishankar on buying oil from Russia

External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar on Tuesday held a crucial meeting with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Moscow.

08 Nov 2022


Moscow: EAM Jaishankar to hold crucial meetings with Russian ministers

External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar is expected to hold crucial meetings with Russian Deputy Prime Minister Denis Manturov and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Moscow on Tuesday, The Hindu reported.

19 Oct 2022


UN: China again blocks India-US proposal to blacklist Pak-based terrorist

China has blocked a bid by India and the United States (US) to designate Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) leader Shahid Mahmood as a global terrorist at the United Nations (UN).

14 Oct 2022


Australia: Indian student critical after being stabbed in 'racial attack'

An Indian student is said to be critical after being stabbed multiple times in an apparent 'racial attack' in Sydney, Australia on October 6, TOI reported.

UNGA: India votes to reject Russia's secret ballot on Ukraine

India on Monday voted against Russia's demand for a secret ballot on a draft resolution condemning Moscow's unlawful annexation of four Ukrainian territories in the 193-member United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).