Vikas Swarup

PM Modi addresses Indian heads of mission meet; strain in ties with Pak, China being discussed

PM Modi addresses Indian heads of mission meet; strain in ties with Pak, China being discussed

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday addressed an Indian heads of mission meet, which is brainstorming key foreign policy issues and challenges including India's engagement with major powers as well as strain in ties with Pakistan and China.

May 06, 2017, 15:03 PM IST
MEA spokesperson Vikas Swarup appointed as Indian envoy to Canada

MEA spokesperson Vikas Swarup appointed as Indian envoy to Canada

Vikas Swarup, who served as the spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), was on Thursday appointed as the High Commissioner of India to Canada.

Feb 16, 2017, 17:29 PM IST
After 54 years, Chinese soldier Wang Qi arrives in Beijing from India

After 54 years, Chinese soldier Wang Qi arrives in Beijing from India

Wang Qi, the Chinese soldier who crossed over to India post the 1962 war and raised a family in Madhya Pradesh`s Balaghat district, arrived in Beijing on Saturday along with his family members.

Feb 11, 2017, 13:13 PM IST
H-1B Visa issue: We are engaged with the US, says government

H-1B Visa issue: We are engaged with the US, says government

India on Thursday said it is engaged with the Donald Trump administration as well as members of the US Congress on concerns regarding the H1B visa issue, amidst apprehension that there may be a clamp down on it which can hurt Indian IT industry.

Feb 09, 2017, 23:15 PM IST
Ban on terrorist Masood Azhar not bilateral issue: India

Ban on terrorist Masood Azhar not bilateral issue: India

Two days after Beijing again blocked the move to ban Jaish-e-Mohamed chief Masood Azhar in the UN, India on Thursday hoped that China would eventually come around to accepting the view that it was not a bilateral issue with Pakistan but a matter of global terrorism.

Feb 09, 2017, 21:54 PM IST

India rubbishes US report on religious freedom

India today rubbished a report by the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) that alleged escalation of hate crimes against minorities in the country, saying it has serious doubts on the report's credibility.

Feb 09, 2017, 20:45 PM IST
US visa denial to Kashmiri athlete not linked to Donald Trump's travel ban: Vikas Swarup

US visa denial to Kashmiri athlete not linked to Donald Trump's travel ban: Vikas Swarup

Kashmiri snowshoe athlete, Tanveer Hussain Parra, on Tuesday claimed he was denied a visa by the US Embassy here, with officials citing the "current policy" under the Donald Trump administration.

Feb 02, 2017, 22:03 PM IST
Indian flag doormat row: Centre warns Amazon again, says respect Indian sentiments

Indian flag doormat row: Centre warns Amazon again, says respect Indian sentiments

In the wake of Indian flag doormat being sold on Amazon that raised a furore across the nation, the Indian government on Saturday called on the online shopping giant to respect Indian sentiments while providing a platform for third party vendors. 

Jan 14, 2017, 23:07 PM IST
PM to launch 'Pravasi Kaushal Vikas Yojana' for Indians seeking overseas employment

PM to launch 'Pravasi Kaushal Vikas Yojana' for Indians seeking overseas employment

"Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that we will shortly be launching a skill development programme called the `Pravasi Kaushal Vikas Yojana`, which is targeted at Indian youth seeking overseas employment, Swarup said.

Jan 08, 2017, 20:54 PM IST

External Affairs Ministry crosses another social media milestone

The External Affairs Ministry has crossed another milestone in its extensive use of social media when its Twitter handle @IndianDiplomacy crossed the one million followers mark.

Dec 24, 2016, 15:57 PM IST

Ready for talks but ensure peaceful atmosphere: India tells Pakistan

India on Friday insisted that it has never refused for talks with Pakistan while stating that it is the Asian neighbour which has to ensure a peaceful atmosphere for the same.

Dec 23, 2016, 18:45 PM IST
India, Qatar sign key agreements on visas, cyberspace and investments

India, Qatar sign key agreements on visas, cyberspace and investments

The agreements and MoU were signed after biletaral talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Qatar countepart Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, who is on a two-day India visit. 

Dec 03, 2016, 16:50 PM IST
Ex-British premier meets PM Modi; dicsusses mutual issues

Ex-British premier meets PM Modi; dicsusses mutual issues

PM Modi thanked Cameron for close support during his 2015 UK visit.

Dec 02, 2016, 20:37 PM IST
India slams Pakistan for ceasefire violations, state support to terrorism; says talks and terror can't go together

India slams Pakistan for ceasefire violations, state support to terrorism; says talks and terror can't go together

Despite calls for restraint Pakistan violated ceasefire 27 times from 12-21 Nov.

Nov 24, 2016, 17:58 PM IST
Pakistan's Sartaj Aziz to attend Afghanistan conference in India

Pakistan's Sartaj Aziz to attend Afghanistan conference in India

Pakistan on Wednesday officially confirmed to India that its Prime Minister's Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz would attend a global conference on Afghanistan in Amritsar early next month.

Nov 23, 2016, 18:55 PM IST
Notorious ISI spy reveals bigger ring in Delhi; Pakistan likely to pull out diplomats

Notorious ISI spy reveals bigger ring in Delhi; Pakistan likely to pull out diplomats

Akhtar, who could not be interrogated in custody thanks to diplomatic immunity, was sent back to Pakistan soon after he was detained in Delhi.

Nov 02, 2016, 06:39 AM IST
Pakistan isolated due to its policies, India has no role, says Ministry of External Affairs

Pakistan isolated due to its policies, India has no role, says Ministry of External Affairs

Pakistan has been isolated because of its own policies and India did not have to play any role in it, Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Vikas Swarup said on Monday.

Oct 17, 2016, 16:39 PM IST
PM Modi thanks Bangladesh for showing solidarity with India after Uri attack

PM Modi thanks Bangladesh for showing solidarity with India after Uri attack

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday thanked his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina for the support given by the country after last month's terror attack in Uri in Jammu and Kashmir. 

Oct 17, 2016, 14:24 PM IST
Pakistan media story 'Indian FS admits surgical strike was a bluff' completely concocted and baseless: India

Pakistan media story 'Indian FS admits surgical strike was a bluff' completely concocted and baseless: India

India on Friday completely rejected the news report of News International Pakistan on the India's surgical strikes along the Line of Control on the intervening night of September 28-29.

Oct 14, 2016, 09:15 AM IST
India pushes China to get UN to proscribe Masood Azhar as terrorist, says failure to do so will send a dangerous message

India pushes China to get UN to proscribe Masood Azhar as terrorist, says failure to do so will send a dangerous message

Vikas Swarup on Thursday in a press briefing confirmed that the issue of Chinese stand on JeM and Masood Azhar is being taken up with Chinese government.

Oct 06, 2016, 17:56 PM IST