VK Singh

Andaman, Nicobar islands to be developed as strategic hub

Andaman, Nicobar islands to be developed as strategic hub

The Andaman and Nicobar group of islands will be developed as an economic and a strategic hub, Minister of State for External Affairs General VK Singh (retired) said on Monday.

Dec 11, 2017, 15:01 PM IST
Plea against alleged dog remark by General VK Singh withdrawn

Plea against alleged dog remark by General VK Singh withdrawn

VK Singh had kicked up a storm with his alleged remarks in connection with the Faridabad incident that the government could not be blamed if anyone threw a stone at a dog.

Nov 16, 2017, 18:43 PM IST

Union Minister VK Singh inaugurates 2 power sub-stations in Ghaziabad, ensures 24x7 supply

Union minister VK Singh on Saturday inaugurated two power sub-stations in Indirapuram and Ataur village and said the government would ensure 24x7 electricity supply to Ghaziabad.

Oct 22, 2017, 05:58 AM IST

MoS External Affairs VK Singh to visit Badush in Iraq to trace 39 missing Indians

VK Singh is to travel to Badush near Mosul, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Thursday.

Jul 27, 2017, 18:07 PM IST
Declaring 39 Indians abducted in Iraq dead without proof will be sin: Sushma Swaraj

Declaring 39 Indians abducted in Iraq dead without proof will be sin: Sushma Swaraj

India had requested Iraq to locate the 39 missing Indians, mostly from Punjab, after Iraqi forces recaptured Mosul from ISIS.

Jul 26, 2017, 17:01 PM IST
Birth certificate no longer mandatory for passport; PAN card, Aadhaar, driving license will suffice

Birth certificate no longer mandatory for passport; PAN card, Aadhaar, driving license will suffice

In order to streamline, liberalise and ease the process of issue of passport, the government has said that the birth certificate is no longer required to get a passport.

Jul 24, 2017, 12:04 PM IST
JNU VC urges Centre to install Army tank on campus as 'symbol of patriotism'

JNU VC urges Centre to install Army tank on campus as 'symbol of patriotism'

Jawaharlal Nehru University vice-chancellor Jagadesh Kumar on Sunday urged the government to install an Army tank in the varsity that will remind the students of sacrifices and valour of the defence forces. He called on Minister of State for External Affairs General V.K. Singh to help the University procure a tank.

Jul 24, 2017, 10:37 AM IST
Don’t know whether 39 missing Indians are dead or alive: Iraq's Ambassador in India

Don’t know whether 39 missing Indians are dead or alive: Iraq's Ambassador in India

There is no confirmation whether the 39 Indians missing in Iraq since June 2014 are dead or alive, Iraq's Ambassador in India Fakhri Al-Issa tells WION in an interview.

Jul 20, 2017, 09:04 AM IST

Brics Foreign Ministers meet, India raises terrorism issue

India on Monday said Brics needs to cooperate on counter-terrorism as the Foreign Ministers meet of the five-member bloc began here.

Jun 19, 2017, 13:24 PM IST

MoS External Affairs VK Singh to attend BRICS Foreign Ministers meet

Minister of State for External Affairs Gen VK Singh will attend the two-day BRICS Foreign Ministers Meet beginning here on June 18.

Jun 13, 2017, 18:36 PM IST
Necessary steps taken to bring back Vijay Mallya: V K Singh

Necessary steps taken to bring back Vijay Mallya: V K Singh

Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh on Tuesday said all necessary steps have been taken to bring back embattled tycoon Vijay Mallya from the UK but, "as of now", no timeframe can be specified for his extradition.

Jun 13, 2017, 18:23 PM IST
MEA helped over 80,000 Indians stuck in difficult situations abroad: Sushma

MEA helped over 80,000 Indians stuck in difficult situations abroad: Sushma

The minister said that helping the distressed Indians living abroad and the NRIs has been a top priority of her ministry.

Jun 05, 2017, 22:12 PM IST

Act against agents helping illegal immigration: VK Singh

"Our biggest problem is of illegal agents. This is one of the problems which we have not been able to overcome so far," the Minister of State for External Affairs said.

May 13, 2017, 23:41 PM IST
Govt mulling natural death cover for workers going abroad: VK Singh

Govt mulling natural death cover for workers going abroad: VK Singh

"We are trying to see as to what can be done to get a 'bima yojana', which will also be able to cater for natural death if it takes place outside," the minister said.

May 13, 2017, 21:46 PM IST

Over 24,000 Indians still residing in six war-torn countries: Govt

There are 24,084 Indians currently residing in six war-torn countries including in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan, the government said on Wednesday.

Apr 05, 2017, 17:37 PM IST
Narendra Modi made 56 foreign visits as Prime Minister

Narendra Modi made 56 foreign visits as Prime Minister

According to a list provided by Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh, after first visiting Bhutan in June 2014, PM Narendra Modi visited the US four times.
 

Apr 05, 2017, 16:34 PM IST
'India will get Nuclear Suppliers Group membership'

'India will get Nuclear Suppliers Group membership'

Though India's bid for membership in the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) was stalled by China last year, Minister of State for External Affairs V.K. Singh on Wednesday expressed confidence New Delhi's bid will succeed eventually.

Jan 04, 2017, 22:51 PM IST
Surgical strikes against Pakistan was message that India won't accept terrorism as new normal: VK Singh

Surgical strikes against Pakistan was message that India won't accept terrorism as new normal: VK Singh

In a big statement, Minister of State (MoS) for External Affairs​ VK Singh on Wednesday said that the aim of surgical strikes was to tell Pakistan that we will not accept continued terrorism as new normal.

Jan 04, 2017, 17:16 PM IST
Govt continues efforts to make Hindi an official language of UN

Govt continues efforts to make Hindi an official language of UN

The government continues its efforts in popularising Hindi worldwide and for the acceptance of Hindi as one of the UN official languages.

Dec 14, 2016, 13:50 PM IST

Donald Trump not an established politician, will see how things pan out: VK Singh

Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh on Thursday said he does not know how relations between India and the United States will pan out under the administration of Donald Trump as the President-elect is not an "established politician".

Nov 10, 2016, 20:09 PM IST