Sushma Swaraj: News

Sushma Swaraj is an Indian politician who works with Bhartiya Janta Party. She was born on February 14, 1952, in Haryana. She is a former president of BJP. She is handling Ministry of external affairs. After Indira Gandhi, she is the second women to hold the office. She has also served as Chief Minister of Delhi for one time.

Lok Sabha elections: Controversial MPs missing from BJP's first list

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) released its first list of 195 candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections on Saturday, swapping out 33 sitting MPs for fresh faces.

25 Jan 2023

Mike Pompeo

India-Pak were on brink of nuclear war after Balakot: Pompeo

Mike Pompeo, former United States (US) Secretary of State, revealed that ex-Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj informed him that Pakistan was plotting a nuclear strike after the 2019 Balakot airstrike in February.

03 Mar 2020


Delhi riots: Iran condemns 'wave of organized violence' against Muslims

In a development that will not find many takers in India, Iran has officially spoken on the riots that rocked New Delhi last week and said it condemned the "wave of violence" against Indian Muslims.

2 prominent institutes renamed in former MEA Sushma Swaraj's honor

The Central government on Thursday announced its decision to rename two prominent institutes in the honor of former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.

04 Dec 2019

Narendra Modi

MEA spent Rs. 10 lakh on Modi's book launch: RTI

The Ministry of External Affairs has been chided for delaying the response to an RTI seeking information about the 2018 launch of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's book 'Exam Warriors'.

28 Sep 2019


Sushma Swaraj's daughter meets Harish Salve; fulfils her last wish

Hours before her demise, former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had a touching conversation with eminent lawyer Harish Salve. She had asked him to meet her and collect his fee of one rupee for representing Kulbhushan Jadhav at International Court of Justice (ICJ).

26 Aug 2019

Madhya Pradesh

Opposition's 'curse' behind Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj's deaths: Pragya Thakur

In an explosive statement, Bharatiya Janata Party MP Pragya Singh Thakur on Monday held the Opposition responsible for the deaths of BJP leaders Arun Jaitley, Babulal Gaur, and Sushma Swaraj.

07 Aug 2019


#RIPSushmaSwaraj: BJP stalwart cremated with state honors, daughter performs rites

Sushma Swaraj, India's revered External Affairs Minister and one of the tallest leaders of BJP, was cremated at Lodhi crematorium on Wednesday with complete state honors.

#RIPSushmaSwaraj: Bollywood celebrities mourn the death of BJP veteran

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) stalwart and former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj passed away yesterday night in AIIMS, Delhi, due to a heart attack. She was 67.

Ansari's homecoming to rescuing people: How Sushma Swaraj touched lives

She opened the doors of external affairs ministry for the common man, she showed how to use social media for solving citizens' woes, and she set an example for all.

07 Aug 2019


#RIPSushmaSwaraj: Leaders across the world pay tributes to Sushma Swaraj

The sudden demise of BJP stalwart and former External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj, has come as a shock to many leaders not only in India but across the world.

07 Aug 2019


Hours before death, Swaraj asked Salve to collect Rs.1 fee

As the External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj won hearts with her compassion and approachable attitude. Naturally, her demise on Tuesday night shocked everyone.

07 Aug 2019


#RIPSushmaSwaraj: BJP leader to be cremated with full state honors

A prolific leader, a brilliant orator, and one of the most-loved politicians of India, Sushma Swaraj passed away on Tuesday night. She was 67.

06 Aug 2019

Narendra Modi

BJP leader Sushma Swaraj passes away at 67

In an extremely sad piece of news, BJP leader and former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj passed away on Tuesday.

29 Jun 2019


Sushma Swaraj swiftly vacates government residence, wins netizens' heart

About a month after the new Narendra Modi government was sworn in, former Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj has vacated her official residence in central Delhi.

01 Jun 2019


Proud to follow on Sushma Swaraj's footsteps: Foreign Minister Jaishankar

Newly-appointed External Affairs Minister, Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, in his first tweet after taking charge, said that he was "proud to follow on the footsteps" of senior BJP leader and his predecessor Sushma Swaraj.

31 May 2019


From JNU student to FinMin, tracing Nirmala Sitharaman's incredible journey

On Friday, Nirmala Sitharaman took charge as India's new Finance Minister, making her the senior-most woman in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Cabinet.

17 May 2019

Narendra Modi

Top BJP leaders, ministers campaign for PM Modi in Varanasi

Top Union ministers and BJP leaders have been campaigning in PM Narendra Modi's Varanasi constituency in Uttar Pradesh with an aim to not only win but break the record for margin of victory in the constituency.

22 Apr 2019

Sri Lanka

6 Indians among 290 killed in Sri Lanka blasts

At least six Indians have been killed in a string of eight powerful blasts, including suicide attacks, which struck three churches and luxury hotels frequented by foreigners in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, officials said today.

21 Apr 2019

Sri Lanka

#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.

20 Apr 2019


Sushma Swaraj appeals Indians to evacuate Libyan capital, Tripoli, immediately

Minister of External Affairs, Sushma Swaraj, yesterday urged Indians living in the capital city of Libya, Tripoli, to evacuate the country immediately.

19 Apr 2019

Pakistan News

No Pakistani soldier or civilian died in Balakot airstrike: Swaraj

No Pakistani soldier or civilian died in the air strike at Balakot in Pakistan in February, MEA Sushma Swaraj said yesterday.

16 Apr 2019

Jammu And Kashmir

Body of Kashmiri student, who died in Bangladesh, reaches Anantnag

Body of a Kashmiri student, who died in Bangladesh after suffering a seizure at her hostel, reached her native village yesterday, officials said.

15 Apr 2019

Mulayam Singh Yadav

#AzamKhanRow: Draupadi being disrobed, says Swaraj; seeks Mulayam's response

On Monday, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj equated Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav to Mahabharata's character Bhishma Pitamah. She asked him to respond to the derogatory remarks of Azam Khan.

06 Apr 2019


India achieved success in getting Pak isolated among Islamic-countries: Swaraj

India has achieved success in getting Pakistan isolated even among Islamic countries in the aftermath of the terror attacks, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said yesterday.

31 Mar 2019


Immigrant attacks Karnataka couple in Germany, husband dies

A couple from Karnataka, living and working in Germany, was attacked by an immigrant near Munich on Friday which resulted in the death of the husband.

26 Mar 2019


From Hindu girls to Muslim wives: Peeking into Pakistan's dark-reality

A distraught father, sitting in torn clothes, beat his chest outside a police station in Pakistan's Sindh province demanding the return of his daughters Raveena (13) and Rina (15).

25 Mar 2019

Pakistan News

Two Pakistani Hindu minor girls abducted, forcefully converted for nikah

A man suspected to have assisted in solemnizing the wedding of two Pakistani Hindu minor girls, who were reportedly abducted and forcefully converted to Islam, was arrested yesterday, as the teenagers approached a court in Pakistan's Punjab province seeking protection, stated a media report.

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.

16 Mar 2019

Narendra Modi

#NewZealandTerrorAttack: One Indian-origin man among 49 dead, six missing

One man of Indian origin was among the 49 who were brutally killed when two mosques in New Zealand's Christchurch area were attacked on Friday. According to IE, two Indians are injured and six are missing.

12 Mar 2019


Man trolled for tweeting Sushma Swaraj in broken-English, minister replies

Sushma Swaraj, the Minister of External Affairs, yesterday tweeted that she has learned to understand "English of all accents and grammar," after joining the ministry.

11 Mar 2019


Ethiopian Airlines crash: Four Indians, including Environment Ministry's consultant, died

Four Indians lost their lives in the Ethiopian Airlines' jet crash which happened on Sunday morning, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has confirmed.

03 Mar 2019


OIC passes resolution on Kashmir "atrocities", India says "matter internal"

On Saturday, India rejected a resolution by Organization of Islamic Countries (OIC) on Jammu and Kashmir, saying the matter was internal.

01 Mar 2019

Pakistan News

Countries should stop protecting terrorists: Sushma Swaraj at OIC

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who was invited to Dubai as the guest of honor at Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), on Thursday said all countries should come together to fight terrorism.

27 Feb 2019

Pakistan News

If US can kill Osama, why can't India: Arun Jaitley

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday asked if the United States could kill Osama bin Laden by entering Abbottabad in Pakistan, why can't India.

27 Feb 2019


#IndiaStrikesBack: In China, Sushma Swaraj speaks on "necessary" airstrikes

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who is in China to attend a Russia-India-China (RIC) meeting, on Wednesday justified the Balakot airstrikes by saying the Indian Air Force was forced to take the route as Pakistan failed to act against homegrown terror.

27 Feb 2019


US asks Pakistan to take 'meaningful action' against terrorist groups

The US today firmly asked Pakistan to take "meaningful action" against terrorist groups operating on its soil and underscored the importance of avoiding escalation at any cost after India targeted terrorist camp in Pakistan.

23 Feb 2019


India invited to Islamic nations' conclave after 50 years

India has, for the first time in five decades, received an invitation to be the 'guest of honor' at the foreign ministers' conclave of Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) - an organization of powerful Muslim-majority countries.

17 Feb 2019


Pakistan-backed terror hits India, Iran; Sushma Swaraj makes Tehran stopover

Sending a strong message that Iran and India are united against Pakistan sponsored terror, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj made a stopover in Tehran on Saturday and met Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Seyed Abbas Aragchchi.

15 Feb 2019

Narendra Modi

Pulwama attack: India withdraws 'Most Favored Nation' status to Pakistan

In the wake of the horrifying Pulwama terror attack, India withdrew its 'Most Favored Nation' status to Pakistan on Friday.

15 Feb 2019

Narendra Modi

Pulwama terror attack: PM Modi chairs CCS meeting

With anger and outrage flying high in the country after Thursday's horrendous Pulwama terror attack, Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) meeting at 9:15 AM on Friday.

13 Jan 2019

Narendra Modi

On 'mahila' remark row, RaGa says 'Don't impose your sexism'

Congress President Rahul Gandhi, whose remarks on Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, sparked a huge controversy has asked the BJP to not impose 'their sexism on him' and maintained he would have made the same comment had it been a man.

10 Jan 2019

Narendra Modi

'Be a man', Rahul Gandhi tells PM Modi, invites criticism

Congress President Rahul Gandhi has found himself at the center of a controversy after he claimed Prime Minister Narendra Modi was scared of his questions and instead sent a woman to defend himself at the Parliament.

09 Jan 2019

United Nations (UN)

No country is immune to 'existential threat' of terrorism: Swaraj

Asserting that no country is immune to the "existential threat" of terrorism, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today at Raisina Dialogue said the need of the hour is to ensure zero tolerance towards terrorism and those using it as an "instrument of convenience".

21 Dec 2018


Woman, for whom Ansari went to Pakistan, testified for him

The woman, for whom Hamid Ansari, entered Pakistan illegally and was arrested there, testified for him in the court hoping to facilitate his release, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said on Thursday.

19 Dec 2018


Meri madam mahaan: Teary-eyed Hamid Ansari, mother meet Sushma Swaraj

The scenes in Delhi were emotional on Wednesday after External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj met Hamid Ansari and his mother.

15 Dec 2018


India and France hold talks on deepening bilateral cooperation

India and France today held discussions on deepening bilateral strategic partnership through cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region, defense, space, and civil nuclear energy sectors.

03 Dec 2018

Pakistan News

An honest initiative: Imran Khan distances himself for minister's 'googly-remark'

Distancing himself from his minister's remarks that it was 'googly', Pakistan PM Imran Khan has claimed facilitating the Kartarpur Corridor was a sincere effort to initiate peace with India.

02 Dec 2018

Pakistan News

You are exposed: Sushma Swaraj blasts Pak-minister on 'googly remark'

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had some strong words for her Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi over his googly remark and said his country has been exposed.

01 Dec 2018

Amarinder Singh

After saying RaGa sent him to Pakistan, Sidhu denies statement

Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu, whose visit to Pakistan for the groundbreaking ceremony of Kartarpur Corridor put him at the center of a political controversy, has said he wasn't sent to the neighboring country by Congress President Rahul Gandhi.

28 Nov 2018

Pakistan News

Pakistan PM Imran Khan lays foundation stone for Kartarpur Corridor

Pakistan PM Imran Khan has laid the foundation stone for the much-awaited corridor linking Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan's Kartarpur to Dera Baba Nanak shrine in India's Gurdaspur district.

28 Nov 2018

Narendra Modi

PM Modi won't attend SAARC Summit, Sushma Swaraj clarifies

Sushma Swaraj, External Affairs Minister, has clarified that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not attend the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) in Pakistan until cross-border terrorism is stopped.

25 Nov 2018


#LionAirCrash: Body of Indian pilot who captained the flight identified

Indonesian authorities have identified the body of Bhavye Suneja, the Indian pilot who captained the ill-fated Lion Air flight that crashed into the sea on October 29, killing all 188 people who were on board.

25 Nov 2018

Narendra Modi

Kartarpur corridor: Sushma Swaraj won't visit Pakistan, names two ministers

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has declined Pakistan's invitation for the groundbreaking ceremony at Kartarpur on November 28, citing prior commitments, but has named two ministers instead.

Sushma Swaraj meets Laotian counterpart Kommasith; holds bilateral talks

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today met her Laotian counterpart Saleumxay Kommasith and held wide-ranging talks to enhance cooperation in key areas like defense, trade, energy, and agriculture.

20 Nov 2018


Sushma Swaraj will not contest the 2019 Lok Sabha elections

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has announced that she will not contest the elections.

16 Nov 2018

Narendra Modi

India bonds with Senegal over clean energy, gifts two e-rickshaws

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today handed over two e-rickshaws to the Ambassador of Senegal in New Delhi to symbolize the partnership between the two countries in the clean energy sector.

09 Nov 2018


Punjab CM Amarinder Singh writes to Sushma on Kartarpur Sahib

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh has urged External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to take up the issue of opening the corridor from Dera Baba Nanak to Kartarpur Sahib with the Pakistan government.

31 Oct 2018


#MeToo: Akbar records statement, says Ramani called him 'talented predator'

On Wednesday, former MoS of External Affairs, MJ Akbar recorded his statement in Delhi's Patiala House court in connection to defamation suit he filed against journalist Priya Ramani.

27 Oct 2018

Narendra Modi

External Affairs Minister Swaraj to visit Qatar, Kuwait from Oct-28

Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj will travel to Qatar and Kuwait from October 28 to 31 in pursuit of India's objective of enhanced engagement with the Gulf region.

20 Oct 2018


Swaraj meets Sri Lankan PM, reviews progress of development projects

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday called on visiting Sri Lankan PM Ranil Wickremesinghe and reviewed the progress of India-assisted development projects in the island nation.