Khurshid targets NDA Govt on black money issue

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.

UN marks Interanational Day of Non-violence as tribute to Gandhi

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.

India siding with US against China can be disastrous: Natwar

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".

Sushma Swaraj to inaugurate Nalanda University on Friday

The ancient Nalanda University, which had attracted students from the world over, will be formally inaugurated on Friday in its modern 'avatar' by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.

China needs to come to table on border dispute: VK Singh

China needs to come to the discussion table to resolve the long-standing border dispute on Arunachal Pradesh, Minister of State (MoS) for External Affairs V K Singh said on Friday.

Sushma Swaraj to visit China for RIC meet, finalise Xi`s India tour

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.

Sushma Swaraj in Myanmar for ASEAN meet, East Asia Summit

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.

Govt to ensure safe return of Indians from Iraq: Sushma Sawraj

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 accuses Natwar Singh of `distortion` of facts

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.

Sushma Swaraj meets UML leaders, ends Nepal visit

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".

Chandy seeks Swaraj`s help to evacuate 44 Kerala nurses from Iraq

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Friday said he was in touch with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to bring home 44 nurses from Kerala who were trapped in strife-torn Iraq.

Even before he is crowned, Modi struts the global stage

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.

Marines case: Law Ministry concurs with MEA

In Italian marines case, Law Ministry concurred with External Affairs Ministry on non-applicability of controversial anti-piracy law which is being strongly contested by Italian government.

Indo-Bangla special passport becomes extinct

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.

Shashi Tharoor is back in government

Shashi Tharoor, former minister of state for external affairs, Sunday made a comeback to the union council of ministers after two and a half years.

New visa rules creating problems: Tourism minister

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
states.