Former External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Friday said the NDA government should either "scrap" agreements with foreign nations in "national interest" over not disclosing black money details or "apologise" for attacking the previous UPA government which had taken a similar stand.
Gandhian principles have become more pertinent in 21st century when terrorism and violence are inflicting suffering on millions, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday said as the world body commemorated Mahatma Gandhi's 145th birth anniversary, marking International Day of Non-violence.
A day before Prime Minister Narendra Modi embarks on his maiden visit to the United States, former external affairs minister Natwar Singh on Wednesday said that India should not unite with the US against China as it could be "disastrous".
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will make her maiden visit to China later this month amid hectic consultations between the two countries to sort out scheduling problems in Chinese President Xi Jinping`s high-profile trip to New Delhi.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj arrived here this evening on a four-day visit to attend three key multilateral forums including India-ASEAN Foreign Ministers meeting, East Asia Summit, besides bilateral talks with her counterparts from China, Australia and other nations.
Government on Monday assured Rajya Sabha that it will "leave no stone unturned" for the safe return of Indian nationals in captivity in Iraq who are "alive and well", and said its focus is now on bringing back Indians from strife-torn Libya which it said is no longer safe.
Congress on Thursday accused former External Affairs Minister Natwar Singh of making "allegations" and "distorting" facts in the wake his comments on the issue of Sonia Gandhi`s refusal to take up the job of Prime Minister in 2004.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Sunday averted a diplomatic disaster by meeting leaders of the ruling CPN-UML just before returning to India after a three-day visit which she said was "productive" and "successful".
Narendra Modi will be sworn in on Monday as India`s prime minister at a glittering ceremony that will be as much a show of his determination to be a key player on the global stage as a celebration of his stunning election victory.
The 41-year-old system to issue Indo- Bangla special passport for the people living in northeast and West Bengal ceased to exist following instruction by Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), official sources said on Monday.
Tourism Minister Kumari Selja Saturday
said her ministry has taken up the matter of new visa
regulations that curtails tourists stay in the country with
the External Affairs Ministry following complaints from a few