External Affairs Ministry
06 Jun 2020
LAC tensions: Crucial India-China talks on border situation today
Top military officers from China and India will attempt to defuse the raging tensions in Eastern Ladakh through talks today.
29 Apr 2020
USCIRF slams India over religious freedom, New Delhi dismisses findings
Claiming that religious minorities aren't being treated well in India, the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) on Tuesday urged the Donald Trump administration to label it as a "country of particular concern".
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.
31 Jan 2020
Air India flight to bring back 400 Indians from China
India will soon bring back around 400 Indians from China's Wuhan, which has been reeling under a deadly coronavirus outbreak.
14 Dec 2019
Citizenship Act: Congress got stomach-ache, is fanning violence, says Shah
Union Home Minister Amit Shah, who spearheaded the passage of Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in the Parliament this week, said Congress got a stomach ache due to the new law.
14 Nov 2019
Brazilian President to be chief guest at Republic Day 2020
Prime Minister Narendra Modi invited Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro to be the chief guest for Republic Day celebrations next year, and the latter has graciously accepted the same.
13 Oct 2019
Elephant and dragon dance correct choice for India-China: Xi Jinping
At the end of his second informal meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chinese President Xi Jinping called for better ties between both countries.
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.
10 Sep 2019
India, Pakistan to counter each other on Kashmir-matter in Geneva
Hostile neighbors India and Pakistan are expected to square off on the issue of Jammu and Kashmir in Geneva on Tuesday, where the 42nd session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) is being held.
27 Aug 2019
UN chief agrees to support India in its NSG bid
In a welcome development for India, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday told Prime Minister Narendra Modi that he would help New Delhi in its bid to get a seat on table of Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG).
07 Aug 2019
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.
26 Jul 2019
'Aankhon me aankhein' remark: BJP-leaders seek punishment for Azam Khan
Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan should be punished for his sexist remarks and an example should be set for all- this is what BJP leaders demanded in the Lok Sabha on Friday.
23 Jul 2019
Modi didn't ask Trump for mediation, says EAM in Parliament
US President Donald Trump's statement on Kashmir dispute created a furor in India, prompting Minister of External Affairs S Jaishankar to clarify Centre's stand in the Parliament.
23 Jul 2019
Kashmir dispute can't be solved bilaterally: Imran after meeting Trump
After India denied seeking mediation help from US President Donald Trump to resolve the Kashmir issue, Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan said the matter can't be solved "bilaterally".
21 Jul 2019
India asks Iran to release 18 Indian sailors in custody
India is in talks with the Iranian government to secure the release of 18 Indian sailors aboard a British oil tanker captured by Iran in the Strait of Hormuz.
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.
11 Apr 2019
43 days after airstrikes, Pakistan takes media to Balakot
On Wednesday, Pakistan took a bunch of international media personnel and foreign diplomats to a seminary in Balakot, which was attacked by Indian Air Force jets on February 26.
11 Apr 2019
Polling for first phase begins: Looking at top 10 candidates
The first phase of Lok Sabha elections began on Thursday. Citizens of 91 constituencies spread across 18 states and two union territories will cast their votes today.
03 Apr 2019
India seeks access to Kulbhushan, demands repatriation of 400 prisoners
The External Affairs Ministry issued a note verbale to Pakistan High Commission on Tuesday seeking access to Kulbhushan Jadhav, who has been arrested on charges of espionage.
27 Feb 2019
India slams Pakistan over 'vulgar display' of injured IAF pilot
After confirming that a missing Indian Air Force pilot was in Pakistan's custody, the Indian Government has strongly objected to the "vulgar display" of the injured personnel by Pakistan.
23 Feb 2019
Pakistan writes to UNSC, accuses India of threatening regional security
Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has written a letter to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) accusing India of threatening regional security, the Foreign Office said yesterday.
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.
13 Dec 2018
President Ram Nath Kovind visits Shri Kali temple in Myanmar
President Ram Nath Kovind today visited a temple of goddess Kali in Yangon, Myanmar.
12 Dec 2018
482 Indian fishermen languishing in Pakistan-jails, 18 in Lanka: MEA
A total of 500 Indian fishermen are languishing in various jails of Pakistan and Sri Lanka, the Lok Sabha was told today.
23 Nov 2018
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.
29 Oct 2018
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.
23 Sep 2018
Inform foreigners, OCIs about blacklisting in advance: HC to Center
The Delhi High Court has deprecated the "disturbing and unreasonable" practice of authorities of not informing Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card holders or foreigners in advance about they being blacklisted.
15 Sep 2018
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.
14 Sep 2018
PM Modi wants BJP CMs to shun nepotism
Chief Ministers of BJP governed states have been advised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to shun nepotism while giving party tickets and consult him before traveling abroad.
29 Jul 2018
Central govt employees can soon go abroad on LTC
Central government employees may soon be able to go abroad on Leave Travel Concession (LTC), top officials said today.
25 Jul 2018
India to shut down camp-office in Nepal on August 1
India yesterday said a camp-office of its embassy in Nepal's Biratnagar will be officially closed from August 1 as per the request made by the Nepalese Government.
20 Jul 2018
Ministry says passports of 8 NRI-husbands, who abandoned wives, canceled
An official of the Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) has said passports of eight NRI husbands, who abandoned their wives, have been canceled and lookout notices against them issued.
18 Jul 2018
Engaged with authorities abroad to bring back Kohinoor: Govt
The government is engaged with relevant authorities abroad to explore ways to bring back the Kohinoor diamond and other Indian antiquities, Union Minister VK Singh said today.
03 Jul 2018
1,500 Indians on Kailash Mansarovar Yatra stranded in Nepal landslides
More than 1,500 Indian pilgrims on their way to Kailash Mansarovar are stranded in Nepal after landslides caused by heavy rains.
30 Jun 2018
2 Gujarat fishermen released by Pakistan being brought back home
Two fishermen from Gujarat, who were languishing in a Pakistan jail, have been released and are on their way home to Vadodara, an official said today.
26 Jun 2018
Twist in Lucknow case: Tanvi Seth's passport may be seized
The case of interfaith couple Tanvi Seth and Mohammad Anas Siddiqui, who accused a Lucknow passport officer of harassment, has taken a twist.
11 Jun 2018
First batch of Kailash Manasarovar Yatra with 60 pilgrims flagged-off
The first batch of Kailash Manasarovar Yatra-2018 was flagged off today in Delhi by Union Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh.
07 Jun 2018
To ensure women-safety, NRI-marriages to be registered within 48 hours
Union Minister of Women and Child Development (WCD) Maneka Gandhi on Wednesday directed that all NRI marriages should be registered within 48 hours of the ceremony, failing which visas and passports won't be issued.
31 May 2018
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.
30 May 2018
PM Modi begins Indonesia visit; pays homage to martyrs
PM Narendra Modi today began his Indonesia visit by laying a wreath at the Kalibata National Heroes' Cemetery in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, paying homage to martyrs of the country's independence struggle.