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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
 

'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.

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.

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.

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".

OROP suicide row: VK Singh slams Congress, AAP, says Rahul Gandhi playing politics over dead

OROP suicide row: VK Singh slams Congress, AAP, says Rahul Gandhi playing politics over dead

Grewal was cremated in Bamla village in Haryana's Bhiwani distric in the presence of hundreds of people including Rahul Gandhi and Arvind Kejriwal.

Veteran Ram Kishan Grewal cremated amid political slugfest over his suicide

Veteran Ram Kishan Grewal cremated amid political slugfest over his suicide

Kejriwal announced Rs 1 crore compensation for the family, saying the Delhi government, in line with its policy, considered Grewal a "martyr". 

Ram Kishan Grewal was 'Congress worker', his suicide not related to OROP: VK Singh

Ram Kishan Grewal was 'Congress worker', his suicide not related to OROP: VK Singh

Amid high political drama over the alleged suicide of former soldier Ram Kishan Grewal, Union Minister VK Singh on Thursday said the ex-serviceman's issue was with the bank, and not OROP, as it is being projected.

OROP row: I don't know what his mental state was, VK Singh on Army veteran's suicide

OROP row: I don't know what his mental state was, VK Singh on Army veteran's suicide

Union minister VK Singh said the condition of ex-serviceman Ram Kishan Grewal's mental health needs to be investigated. 

ED questions VK Singh's aide SP Singh over loan default case

The Enforcement Directorate is likely to freeze the 30 crore loan amount or property of SP Singh.

Prosperity not possible until terrorism ends: VK Singh

Union Minister of State for External Affairs V. K. Singh on Monday said that the resolve to create a peaceful and prosperous community will fail unless all partners cooperate with each other to end the menace of terrorism.

Will do everything to bring back stranded Indians in Saudi: VK Singh

Minister of state for External Affairs VK Singh on Tuesday said that the Centre would do everything to get exit visas for Indian workers stranded in Saudi Arabia, who had lost their jobs due to the economic slowdown there.

Action will be taken to avenge Uri terror attack; must be cool and calculated: VK Singh

Action will be taken to avenge Uri terror attack; must be cool and calculated: VK Singh

Asserting that action will be taken to avenge the Uri terror attack, Union Minister and former Army chief V.K. Singh on Thursday insisted any action should be taken in a strategically calculated manner instead of acting in haste.