Raveesh Kumar: News

05 Mar 2020


India-EU summit: PM Modi cancels Brussels visit over coronavirus scare

In the wake of rising cases of coronavirus, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not be visiting Brussels for the India-EU summit, External Affairs Ministry's spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said on Thursday.

India deems US panel's statement on Delhi violence 'factually incorrect'

India on Thursday reacted to the comments made by the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) on the communal violence in Northeast Delhi.

17 Feb 2020

Jammu And Kashmir

India rejects UN chief's offer to mediate on J&K

India on Sunday rejected an offer from United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres' to mediate on the Jammu and Kashmir issue.

15 foreign envoys visit Kashmir, government explains agenda

As 15 envoys from different countries are visiting Jammu and Kashmir, the government briefed media about the objective of this trip.

12 Dec 2019


CAB aftermath: Bangladesh's foreign minister cancels India visit, MEA responds

The sharp words which Union Home Minister Amit Shah used to describe the minorities' condition in neighboring countries ruffled Bangladesh's feathers. The country's foreign minister AK Abdul Momen said no one is treated unfairly.

22 Nov 2019


Police says Nithyananda fled country; government has no formal information

On Thursday, the Ministry of External Affairs said that it has no formal information on self-styled godman Swami Nithyananda fleeing the country.

Navjot Singh Sidhu gets political clearance to visit Kartarpur Sahib

On Thursday, Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu was granted permission by the Ministry of External Affairs to travel through the Kartarpur Corridor, sources said.

10 Oct 2019


Xi Jinping says he's "watching" Kashmir, India gives stern reply

India has taken a strong offense at Chinese President Xi Jinping's remarks on Kashmir, which he made on Wednesday during his meeting with Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan.

23 Jul 2019


Trump claims Modi asked for mediation on Kashmir-issue, India denies

Hours after the United States President Donald Trump made a tall claim that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has "requested" him to "mediate" on Kashmir dispute, India refuted it.

09 Mar 2019

Pakistan News

India wants "naya" Pakistan to take "naya" action against terrorism

A day after Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said he wouldn't allow his country's soil to be used for terrorism abroad, New Delhi on Saturday asked him to move beyond words.

28 Feb 2019

Narendra Modi

India demands safe and immediate return of IAF pilot

The government asked Pakistan to ensure an immediate and safe return of an IAF pilot the neighboring country captured after air combat on Wednesday morning.

27 Feb 2019


Pakistan ready for talks, let's act wisely, says Imran Khan

Speaking on Pakistan's "actions" across the border on Wednesday, Imran Khan said armed forces acted to send a strong message to India that they are capable of defending the nation.

Cornered after Pulwama attack, coward Pakistan cries conspiracy

Terrorist outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed took responsibility for the horrendous Pulwama attack, India slammed Pakistan for nurturing notorious organizations and the United States asked it to do away with its safe havens.

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.

23 Nov 2018

Sushma Swaraj

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.

15 Nov 2018

Narendra Modi

PM Modi participates in ASEAN-India Breakfast Summit in Singapore

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today participated in the ASEAN-India Breakfast Summit in Singapore and underlined the need for maritime cooperation and centrality of trade for the prosperity of the strategic Indo-Pacific region.

29 Oct 2018

Narendra Modi

PM Modi asks Japanese businessmen to engage more with India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived in Tokyo on Saturday to attend the 13th India-Japan annual summit, asked Japanese businessmen to engage more with India as he interacted with top business leaders from the two countries at a forum.

27 Sep 2018


Swaraj meets her Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif, discusses US sanctions

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj held talks with her Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif and discussed bilateral issues, including the US's sanctions against the major crude exporter that are set to be implemented in November.

21 Sep 2018


India calls off Sushma-Qureshi meeting over policemen's killing in J&K

India today called off the meeting between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi in New York, citing the "brutal" killing of three policemen in Jammu and Kashmir as well as the release of postal stamps glorifying Kashmiri militant Burhan Wani.

15 Sep 2018

Venkaiah Naidu

Naidu discusses bilateral cooperation in trade, defense with Serbian President

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday met Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and held a fruitful discussion with him on strengthening cooperation in a number of areas, including trade, defense, and IT.

12 Jul 2018


Delhi: British MP denied entry into India on arrival

British Parliamentarian Lord Alexander Carlile was yesterday denied entry into India on his arrival in New Delhi for not having an appropriate Indian visa, Ministry of External Affairs said.

30 Jun 2018


Swaraj trolled on Twitter again, accused of appeasing Muslims

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj was again trolled on Twitter and accused of appeasing Muslims.

02 Jun 2018


PM Modi leaves for India after wrapping up 3-nation tour

PM Narendra Modi has left for India after concluding his significant and successful three-nation visit to Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore.

02 Jun 2018

Narendra Modi

PM Modi visits Hindu, Buddhist temples and mosque in Singapore

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on three-day Singapore tour, visited Hindu and Buddhist temples and a mosque in Chinatown today, demonstrating the age-old people-to-people contact between India and Singapore.

01 Jun 2018

Narendra Modi

Modi meets Singapore PM and President, receives 'guard of honor'

PM Narendra Modi today met his Singaporean counterpart Lee Hsien Loong and discussed ways to enhance bilateral cooperation specially in trade, investment, connectivity, innovation and technology.

31 May 2018

Narendra Modi

PM Modi meets newly-elected Malaysian counterpart Mahathir Mohamad

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today met his newly-elected Malaysian counterpart Dr. Mahathir Mohamad in his office at Perdana Putra Complex, Putrajaya in Kuala Lumpur, the Malaysian capital.

23 Apr 2018

Narendra Modi

MEA Sushma Swaraj meets Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today called on Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan to discuss bilateral ties.

30 Jan 2018


Passports to remain as the valid address proof: Centre

Earlier, the External Affairs Ministry said it would stop printing the last page of the passport, leaving it blank, which means passports wouldn't be a valid address proof.

15 Dec 2017

Sri Lanka

India expects Sri Lanka, Maldives to respect its security concerns

Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar has said India expects its Indian Ocean neighbors, Sri Lanka and Maldives, to be considerate about its security concerns.

07 Nov 2017


China hopes India-US-Australia-Japan doesn't harm "third party"

China is worried that the revival of the India-US-Japan-Australia quadrilateral security dialogue would seek to undermine its global influence.