Sushma Swaraj's flight faces bad weather before safe landing

Bad weather and heavy rains forced an Air India flight with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on board to head to Ahmedabad on Thursday.

Badal seeks intervention of Jaitley, Uma for project clearance

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Thursday sought intervention of Union Ministers Arun Jaitley and Uma Bharti for "prompt clearance" of the project to restart work on the 'Sakki/Kiran Nallah' (drain) in Amritsar and Gurdaspur Districts.

Sushma Swaraj returns home after Vietnam visit

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday arrived here after her three-day visit to strategically-important Vietnam where she met with the country's top leadership and vowed to deepen bilateral ties.

Sushma tells Indian envoys to Act East and not just Look East

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today chaired a brain storming session of 15 Indian Heads of Mission in South East and East Asia here and directed them to Act East and not just Look East, as she discussed the foreign policy initiatives under the new BJP-led government.

Sushma chairs brainstorming session with Indian envoys

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday chaired a brain storming session with 15 Indian Heads of Mission in South East and East Asia here to chart out the foreign policy initiatives to be undertaken in the strategically important region by the new BJP-led government.

Vietnam seeks greater role for India in South China Sea

Praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi for reaffirming India`s Look East Policy and cooperation with ASEAN, Vietnam on Monday called for a deeper role for India in maintaining freedom of navigation, maritime safety and security in the resource-rich South China Sea.

Swaraj underlines need for strong connectivity within ASEAN

Emphasising the need for strong connectivity within ASEAN, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Monday said there is a need to look at a more "functional visa regime" in the 10-member grouping.

Swaraj`s Vietnam visit: Trade, defence and security tops agenda

Keen to bolster India`s bilateral ties with the strategically-important Vietnam, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will on Monday undertake a series of meetings with the top leadership here focusing on connectivity, trade, defence and security cooperation.

Time for `Act East Policy` and not just `Look East`: Sushma Swaraj

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today said the time has come for India to adopt an "Act East Policy" as she began her three-day visit to Vietnam during which she will hold talks with the top leadership of the Communist nation.

Swaraj arrives in Vietnam on 3-day visit

Seeking a more dynamic relationship with strategically-important Vietnam, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj arrived here today for talks with the country`s top leadership during which cooperation in defence, agriculture, pharmaceuticals and textiles would be in focus.

Sushma Swaraj to visit Vietnam

Eyeing a more robust relationship with strategically-important Vietnam, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will visit that country next week during which cooperation in textile, pharmaceuticals, agriculture and defence would be in focus.

TNA delegation meets Sushma Swaraj, discusses Sri Lanka situation

A delegation of Tamil National Alliance, the ruling party in Jaffna province of Sri Lanka, gave a "detailed" presentation on the current political situation in Lanka to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and sought greater role by India in resolving the ethnic Tamil problem there.

Swaraj invokes Egyptian poet to describe India-Arab ties

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today invoked noted Egyptian poet Ahmed Shawki`s famous lines on Mahatma Gandhi to describe the relationship between India and the Arab countries.

India committed to boosting ties with Arab world: Sushma

Emphasizing the government`s "unflinching commitment" to expand ties with the Arab world, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Thursday said there was no change in India`s policy of "extending strong support to the Palestinian cause, while maintaining good relations with Israel".

India-Singapore to strengthen ties, says Sushma

The Defence Minister of Singapore Ng Eng Hen met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj here on Tuesday.

Cooperate in developing `little Singapore` in India: Swaraj

Singapore could cooperate with India to develop a `little Singapore` along the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor under the new government`s 100 smart cities project, this was conveyed by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to top leaders here.

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.

Meeting with Union ministers positive: GJM

The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha said the party`s meeting with Union ministers in Delhi were positive and the ministers have promised to ensure the development of the Gorkha Territorial Administration (GTA).

Sushma Swaraj to travel to Singapore, smart city project on agenda

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will travel to Singapore, one of the key trading parters of India, on Friday to explore deeper cooperation, particularly in implementation of government`s ambitious smart city project and flag off year-long celebrations to mark 50 years of diplomatic ties between the two countries.

Now track bodies of kin who die abroad online

To alleviate the mental trauma of families whose kin die abroad, especially among the millions of expatriates living in the Middle East, the government Tuesday launched an online system for “facilitating transportation of the mortal remains” of such Indians.