Articles about S Jaishankar

Taliban asks India to resume international flights to Afghanistan

29 Sep 2021

Taliban asks India to resume international flights to Afghanistan

The Taliban has reportedly written to India's Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), seeking the resumption of commercial flights between India and Afghanistan.

UK recognizes Covishield, but Indians still need to quarantine

22 Sep 2021

UK recognizes Covishield, but Indians still need to quarantine

The United Kingdom on Wednesday revised its travel advisory, listing Covishield as an approved COVID-19 vaccine.

India criticizes new UK travel rules; Jaishankar raises issue

21 Sep 2021

India criticizes new UK travel rules; Jaishankar raises issue

India's External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has pushed for a resolution of the COVID-19 quarantine issue faced by Indians in the United Kingdom.

India and Australia hold inaugural '2+2' talks

11 Sep 2021

India and Australia hold inaugural '2+2' talks

India and Australia on Saturday began a high-level foreign and defense ministerial dialogue aimed at further ramping up their overall defense and strategic cooperation including in the Indo-Pacific amid China's increasing military assertiveness in the region.

No decision yet on recognizing Taliban government in Afghanistan: MEA

02 Sep 2021

No decision yet on recognizing Taliban government in Afghanistan: MEA

Two days after establishing the first diplomatic contact with the Taliban, the Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday clarified that it is too early to decide whether to give any recognition to the Taliban government.

Jaishankar to visit Slovenia, Croatia, Denmark in four-day tour

02 Sep 2021

Jaishankar to visit Slovenia, Croatia, Denmark in four-day tour

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will visit three central European countries, Croatia, Denmark, Slovenia, in a four-day tour from September 2-5.

India holds meeting with Taliban, first since Kabul fall

31 Aug 2021

India holds meeting with Taliban, first since Kabul fall

India's Ambassador to Qatar, Deepak Mittal, met a representative of the Taliban in Doha on Tuesday.

Taliban seeks good relations with India; assures no threat

30 Aug 2021

Taliban seeks good relations with India; assures no threat

The Taliban on Monday emphasized India's importance in the region and said that it would want good relations with India.

India rethinking strategy on Afghanistan; changing situation challenging: Rajnath Singh

29 Aug 2021

India rethinking strategy on Afghanistan; changing situation challenging: Rajnath Singh

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Sunday said the "changing equation" in Afghanistan is a "challenge" for India, and it has compelled the government to rethink its strategy.

All-party meeting: MEA Jaishankar says Afghanistan situation 'critical'; evacuation priority

26 Aug 2021

All-party meeting: MEA Jaishankar says Afghanistan situation 'critical'; evacuation priority

At the all-party meeting convened by the Centre on Afghanistan, External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar said the situation there is "extremely critical" after the Taliban captured power on August 15.

US officials knew Afghanistan could fall to the Taliban

20 Aug 2021

US officials knew Afghanistan could fall to the Taliban

Just last month, an internal US State Department document had warned top American officials about Afghanistan's potential fall to the Taliban.

Taliban 'assures safety' of stranded Hindus, Sikhs in Afghanistan

17 Aug 2021

Taliban 'assures safety' of stranded Hindus, Sikhs in Afghanistan

After seizing power in Afghanistan, the Taliban has apparently assured the safety of the Hindus and Sikhs stranded in the country.

Afghanistan crisis: India evacuates staff from embassy in Kabul

17 Aug 2021

Afghanistan crisis: India evacuates staff from embassy in Kabul

India will immediately evacuate its ambassador to Afghanistan, Rudrendra Tandon, and other embassy staff members, an official spokesperson for the Ministry of External Affairs said this morning.

Indian woman seeks justice in US; alleges dowry-related torture

05 Aug 2021

Indian woman seeks justice in US; alleges dowry-related torture

A newly married Indian woman has sent a distress call to the Indian Embassy in the United States seeking justice after her husband allegedly abandoned her without financial support.

Under India's Presidency, UNSC will meet to discuss Afghanistan's situation

05 Aug 2021

Under India's Presidency, UNSC will meet to discuss Afghanistan's situation

The UN Security Council (UNSC), under the Presidency of India, will meet on Friday to discuss the worsening security situation in Afghanistan.

India assumes UNSC August Presidency; to organize 3 key meetings

01 Aug 2021

India assumes UNSC August Presidency; to organize 3 key meetings

India on Sunday took over the rotational Presidency of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for the month of August.

US willing to send COVID-19 vaccines to India: S Jaishankar

29 May 2021

US willing to send COVID-19 vaccines to India: S Jaishankar

India's External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Friday met with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken as part of his official trip to the United States.

Jaishankar to join G7 meet virtually after possible COVID-19 exposure

05 May 2021

Jaishankar to join G7 meet virtually after possible COVID-19 exposure

India's External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, who is currently in London for the Group of Seven (G7) Summit, today said he will join the Summit meetings virtually after possibly being exposed to the coronavirus infection.

#OxfordUniversity racism row: India to raise the issue when required

15 Mar 2021

#OxfordUniversity racism row: India to raise the issue when required

Weighing in on the Oxford University racism row, External Affairs Minister, S Jaishankar, on Monday said India will take up the matter with the UK when required. He was responding to BJP MP Ashwini Vaishnaw's query in the Parliament.

Twenty-five countries in queue for Made in India COVID-19 vaccine

06 Feb 2021

Twenty-five countries in queue for Made in India COVID-19 vaccine

India has so far supplied the COVID-19 vaccine to 15 countries and another 25 nations are in the queue at different levels for the jab, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said on Saturday.

Hyderabad man reportedly shot at in US: Details here

22 Dec 2020

Hyderabad man reportedly shot at in US: Details here

A 43-year-old man from Hyderabad was fired upon and injured in Chicago in the United States, his family members said on Monday.

India, UK pledge to fast track trade agreement talks

16 Dec 2020

India, UK pledge to fast track trade agreement talks

On Tuesday, India and United Kingdom promised to fast track dialogue on a free trade agreement, a development that would have a deep impact on the relationship between both countries.

Boris Johnson accepts India's invite to be R-Day chief guest

15 Dec 2020

Boris Johnson accepts India's invite to be R-Day chief guest

United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson has accepted India's invitation to be the chief guest at the Republic Day celebrations in January next year.

India announces projects worth $80 million for war-torn Afghanistan

25 Nov 2020

India announces projects worth $80 million for war-torn Afghanistan

Sending a message that it stands by its allies, India on Tuesday released new development initiatives for war-torn Afghanistan. The initiatives include the construction of a dam and nearly 150 projects which would cost $80 million.

India-US 2+2 talks: Defense agreement, regional security on agenda

26 Oct 2020

India-US 2+2 talks: Defense agreement, regional security on agenda

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in India to participate in the third edition of 2+2 talks.

Don't want India-China military standoff in Ladakh to escalate: US

24 Oct 2020

Don't want India-China military standoff in Ladakh to escalate: US

Ahead of the crucial India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue, senior officials of the Trump administration said the United States is closely watching the India-China military standoff in Ladakh, adding they do not want the situation to escalate.

Chinese soldier, apprehended in Ladakh, will be returned: Indian Army

19 Oct 2020

Chinese soldier, apprehended in Ladakh, will be returned: Indian Army

The Indian side caught a Chinese soldier in Eastern Ladakh, and he will be returned to the People's Liberation Army, the Army said in a statement on Monday.

India-China row: Amit Shah says Army 'always ready for war'

18 Oct 2020

India-China row: Amit Shah says Army 'always ready for war'

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday said that India is prepared for any eventuality with China.

Indo-China tensions: Seventh round of military talks could remain inconclusive

12 Oct 2020

Indo-China tensions: Seventh round of military talks could remain inconclusive

India and China will hold the seventh round of military talks at Chusul on Monday with an agenda to ease tensions at the Line of Actual Control (LAC), but the outcome is likely to remain unchanged.

60,000 PLA soldiers deployed: Mike Pompeo, amid Indo-China tensions

10 Oct 2020

60,000 PLA soldiers deployed: Mike Pompeo, amid Indo-China tensions

China has deployed over 60,000 soldiers on India's Northern border, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in interviews after returning from Tokyo where he met counterparts from Japan, Australia, and India.

2+2 dialogue between India and US to be held soon

05 Oct 2020

2+2 dialogue between India and US to be held soon

India and the United States will hold the third 2+2 dialogue this month and will most likely sign the Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement (BECA), which is linked to geospatial cooperation, HT reported on Monday.

Galwan-clash cost five soldiers, claims China; India says number higher

25 Sep 2020

Galwan-clash cost five soldiers, claims China; India says number higher

For the first time since the bloody June episode in Galwan Valley, China admitted its casualties, saying that five of its soldiers died. However, India is convinced the death toll is higher, with government sources telling News18 that China's count must be multiplied by three.

SAARC must overcome cross-border terror; obstruction in trade, connectivity: Jaishankar

24 Sep 2020

SAARC must overcome cross-border terror; obstruction in trade, connectivity: Jaishankar

Cross-border terror, blocking connectivity, and obstructing trade are the key challenges that the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) must overcome, Minister of External Affairs S Jaishankar said on Thursday at an informal virtual meeting of SAARC Foreign Ministers held on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly (UNGA).

Jaishankar tells Wang about China's transgressions, countries formulate five-point plan

11 Sep 2020

Jaishankar tells Wang about China's transgressions, countries formulate five-point plan

In the two-and-a-half-hours long meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, India's External Minister Dr. S Jaishankar strongly protested the heavy presence of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

MEA S Jaishankar meets Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Moscow

10 Sep 2020

MEA S Jaishankar meets Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Moscow

Minister of External Affairs S Jaishankar's meet with Chinese counterpart Wang Yi is underway amid intensified Indo-China border tensions.

India-China tensions can escalate, but 'threshold of war' hasn't reached

10 Sep 2020

India-China tensions can escalate, but 'threshold of war' hasn't reached

With India and China laying reciprocal allegations on one another about warning shots being fired along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) this week, questions about a full-blown war between the nuclear-armed neighbors have received attention.

Ladakh situation "very serious," need deep political talks: S Jaishankar

08 Sep 2020

Ladakh situation "very serious," need deep political talks: S Jaishankar

Ahead of his trip to Moscow, where he is scheduled to meet the Chinese Foreign Minister and State Councillor Wang Yi, External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar called the situation in Ladakh "very serious," adding that a "deep political conversation" was needed.

Amid tensions, China's Defense Minister seeks meeting with Rajnath Singh

04 Sep 2020

Amid tensions, China's Defense Minister seeks meeting with Rajnath Singh

As tensions are flaring up along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), Wei Fenghi, China's Defense Minister, has sought a meeting with India's Rajnath Singh, in Moscow, PTI reported citing people in the know.

After fresh tension with China, Doval holds meeting, explores options

01 Sep 2020

After fresh tension with China, Doval holds meeting, explores options

On the day the Indian government admitted that China engaged in yet another transgression in Eastern Ladakh, NSA Ajit Doval held a key meeting with high-ranked officials, where it was decided more troops will be deployed in the volatile area to thwart the neighbor's mischievous attempts.

Did NSA Doval play a role in Galwan Valley's de-escalation?

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.