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Weeks after clash, China says disengagement at most locations "complete"

28 Jul 2020

Weeks after clash, China says disengagement at most locations "complete"

On Tuesday, China announced that disengagement between frontline Indian and Chinese troops has been completed in most of the locations.

It's home: Persecuted in Afghanistan, 11 Sikhs arrive in Delhi

27 Jul 2020

It's home: Persecuted in Afghanistan, 11 Sikhs arrive in Delhi

Eleven Sikhs from Afghanistan reached Delhi on Sunday, four months after a barbaric attack at a gurudwara in Kabul killed 27.

Fifth round of LAC talks with China likely next week

26 Jul 2020

Fifth round of LAC talks with China likely next week

India and China are expected to hold the next round military talks next week as the disengagement process at Pangong Tso is yet to see completion.

India-China conflict: Next WMCC meeting tomorrow; disengagement first phase complete

09 Jul 2020

India-China conflict: Next WMCC meeting tomorrow; disengagement first phase complete

Representatives of India and China are set to hold talks on Friday regarding the disengagement process along the Indo-China border in Eastern Ladakh.

Kulbhushan Jadhav didn't seek review of his death sentence: Pakistan

08 Jul 2020

Kulbhushan Jadhav didn't seek review of his death sentence: Pakistan

Ex-Indian Navy Officer, Kulbhushan Jadhav, who faces death sentence in Pakistan didn't file a review plea pertaining to his punishment, Islamabad said on Wednesday. Jadhav, who was picked up by Pakistani agencies in 2016, has instead chosen to go ahead with his pending mercy plea, which was filed on April 17, 2017.

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.

Galwan Valley face-off: In strong statement, India blames China

26 Jun 2020

Galwan Valley face-off: In strong statement, India blames China

In what qualifies as India's strongest statement since the face-off at the Galwan Valley, Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said on Thursday China's conduct along the border defied all mutually agreed norms.

India, China agree to continue diplomatic talks for peaceful resolution

24 Jun 2020

India, China agree to continue diplomatic talks for peaceful resolution

Amid heightened tensions regarding the border situation in Eastern Ladakh, India and China on Wednesday agreed to sincerely implement disengagement and de-escalation along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

Forces allowed to "respond adequately", situation tense along LAC

22 Jun 2020

Forces allowed to "respond adequately", situation tense along LAC

A week after China's People's Liberation Army attempted to change the status quo at the Galwan Valley, the situation along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) continues to be tense.

Controversy being created on Modi's remarks at all-party meet: PMO

20 Jun 2020

Controversy being created on Modi's remarks at all-party meet: PMO

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's remarks on the violent face-off between Indian and Chinese forces are being given a "mischievous interpretation," the PM's office said in a statement on Saturday.

Closely monitoring situation, says US after Indo-China clash

17 Jun 2020

Closely monitoring situation, says US after Indo-China clash

Hours after India reported that 20 of its soldiers were martyred in a violent clash with the Chinese at the Galwan Valley, the United States announced it was closely monitoring the situation.

20 Indian soldiers martyred in face-off with Chinese troops: Army

16 Jun 2020

20 Indian soldiers martyred in face-off with Chinese troops: Army

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) released a statement on Tuesday on the clash between Indian and Chinese armies at Galwan Valley last night, saying the People's Liberation Army tried changing the status quo in the area.

Pakistan to release 2 'missing' Indian High Commission officials: Report

15 Jun 2020

Pakistan to release 2 'missing' Indian High Commission officials: Report

Hours after two Indian High Commission officials had gone missing in Pakistan, reports emerged that the officials had been arrested.

Pakistan: Two Indian High Commission officials go missing

15 Jun 2020

Pakistan: Two Indian High Commission officials go missing

In an unsavory turn of events, two Indian High Commission officials went missing in Pakistan on Monday, prompting New Delhi to register a strong protest both in the neighboring country and here.

India, China agree to peacefully resolve border issue, says MEA

07 Jun 2020

India, China agree to peacefully resolve border issue, says MEA

Both India and China have agreed to peacefully resolve ongoing Ladakh standoff, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Sunday.

Air India Delhi-Moscow flight returns midway as pilot tests coronavirus-positive

30 May 2020

Air India Delhi-Moscow flight returns midway as pilot tests coronavirus-positive

An Air India flight from Delhi to Moscow had to return midway on Saturday after one of the pilots tested positive for COVID-19.

Nepal claims Indian territory in new map, New Delhi responds

21 May 2020

Nepal claims Indian territory in new map, New Delhi responds

Nepal released a new political map claiming Indian territories of Limpiyadhura, Lipulekh, and Kalapani, as its own, inviting a sharp rebuke from India on Wednesday.

India rejects Nepal's objections over link road to Kailash Mansarovar

10 May 2020

India rejects Nepal's objections over link road to Kailash Mansarovar

The Ministry of External Affairs on Saturday said that an 80-km-long road connecting Dharchula in Uttarakhand to the Lipulekh pass is "completely within its territory."

COVID-19: 64 flights to evacuate 14,800 Indians from abroad

05 May 2020

COVID-19: 64 flights to evacuate 14,800 Indians from abroad

In the biggest overseas evacuation since Independence, the Centre plans to bring thousands of Indians, who have been stuck in various countries, home.

On Hydroxychloroquine, Trump ditches threatening tone, says 'Modi was great'

08 Apr 2020

On Hydroxychloroquine, Trump ditches threatening tone, says 'Modi was great'

Hours after he threatened India with retaliation if Hydroxychloroquine, a drug considered important in the battle against coronavirus, is not exported, United States President Donald Trump took a softer tone saying that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was "great".

Coronavirus: Trump asks India to release hydroxychloroquine ordered by US

05 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: Trump asks India to release hydroxychloroquine ordered by US

United States President Donald Trump has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to release the hold on an order of the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine.

Terrorists barge into gurudwara in Kabul, kill at least 11

25 Mar 2020

Terrorists barge into gurudwara in Kabul, kill at least 11

In a despicable incident, terrorists, armed with guns, barged inside a gurudwara in Afghanistan's capital Kabul and rained bullets, killing at least 11 on Wednesday, several reports said.

MEA confirms 255 Indians test positive for coronavirus in Iran

18 Mar 2020

MEA confirms 255 Indians test positive for coronavirus in Iran

The Ministry of External Affairs on Wednesday said that 255 Indians in Iran have tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19.

Hindu American Foundation accuses USCIRF of spreading misinformation about CAA

07 Mar 2020

Hindu American Foundation accuses USCIRF of spreading misinformation about CAA

A top Hindu body in the United States, the Hindu American Foundation (HAF), has accused the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) of spreading misinformation about the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

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

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.

Free calling no excuse for poor service, says TRAI chief

02 Mar 2020

Free calling no excuse for poor service, says TRAI chief

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Chairperson RS Sharma on Sunday said that telecom companies cannot sidestep accountability on poor service quality by citing free voice calls.

'We're scared,' Indian students stuck in coronavirus-hit Iran request evacuation

01 Mar 2020

'We're scared,' Indian students stuck in coronavirus-hit Iran request evacuation

As an outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease heightens fears in Iran, Indian students stranded in the country have appealed for evacuation.

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

27 Feb 2020

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.

Coronavirus: 76 Indians, 36 foreigners evacuated from China's Wuhan

27 Feb 2020

Coronavirus: 76 Indians, 36 foreigners evacuated from China's Wuhan

An Indian Air Force aircraft on Thursday evacuated 112 people from the Chinese city of Wuhan, which is the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak.

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

13 Feb 2020

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.

US President Donald Trump to visit India on February 24-25

11 Feb 2020

US President Donald Trump to visit India on February 24-25

United States President Donald Trump is scheduled for a 2-day visit to India from February 24-25, the White House announced on Tuesday.

India shares evacuation forms with citizens stuck in China: Report

30 Jan 2020

India shares evacuation forms with citizens stuck in China: Report

As the deadly coronavirus infection spread to all provinces and regions of China, the Indian embassy in Beijing has prepared to evacuate Indians stuck in Wuhan, the epicenter of the outbreak.

India to invite Pakistan PM Imran Khan for SCO meet

16 Jan 2020

India to invite Pakistan PM Imran Khan for SCO meet

India will invite Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to attend the annual meeting of the council of heads of the government of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) to be hosted in New Delhi later this year.

15 foreign envoys visit Kashmir, government explains agenda

09 Jan 2020

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.

India condemns 'targeted killing' of Sikh youth in Pakistan's Peshawar

05 Jan 2020

India condemns 'targeted killing' of Sikh youth in Pakistan's Peshawar

Two days after the outrageous attack on Gurudwara Nankana Sahib in Pakistan, a Sikh youth was killed in the nation's northwestern city of Peshawar.

Soleimani killing: How poor Iran-US ties could affect India

04 Jan 2020

Soleimani killing: How poor Iran-US ties could affect India

India is caught in a crossfire after the United States killed one of Iran's topmost commanders, Qasem Soleimani yesterday.

Man wanted Ram temple in Mecca; Saudi Police arrested him

25 Dec 2019

Man wanted Ram temple in Mecca; Saudi Police arrested him

Recently, a Karnataka man was arrested in Saudi Arabia for allegedly posting blasphemous messages online.

Amid Citizenship Bill protests, Japan's PM postpones India visit

13 Dec 2019

Amid Citizenship Bill protests, Japan's PM postpones India visit

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has deferred his three-day visit to India, Ministry of External Affairs confirmed on Friday.

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

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.

MEA dismisses US Commission's statement on Citizenship (Amendment) Bill

10 Dec 2019

MEA dismisses US Commission's statement on Citizenship (Amendment) Bill

The Ministry of External Affairs is unhappy with the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) after it issued a statement against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.