Air India's Delhi-Moscow flight faces technical problem mid-air, called back

 An Air India flight from Delhi to Moscow had to return midway on Saturday after the flight developed some technical problem mid-air.

May 30, 2020, 14:49 PM IST

2 MEA staff test positive for COVID-19; all Foreign Ministry employees to self-quarantine

At least two employees serving at the headquarters of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) here have tested positive for the novel coronavirus following which all the staffers who came in contact with them were asked to go for self-quarantine for 14 days.

May 30, 2020, 14:33 PM IST

Engaged with China: MEA on Donald Trump's offer to mediate to resolve border row

The Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday said that it is duly engaged with China for amicable and peaceful resolution of the border dispute between the two countries.

May 28, 2020, 19:19 PM IST

China hindered India’s normal patrolling patterns at Line of Actual Control: MEA

Speaking on the matter, MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said that had undertaken activity across the LAC in the Western Sector or the Sikkim sector is not accurate, adding that troops are committed to India's sovereignty and security.

May 21, 2020, 20:59 PM IST

Centre does not discriminate between states: MEA rejects WB govt's charge on Vande Bharat Mission

The Ministry of External Affairs has said that the Centre does not discriminate between states, and the recently launched repatriation exercise - Vande Bharat Mission - is for all stranded Indians.

May 15, 2020, 09:23 AM IST

COVID-19: 6.5 lakh medical kits, including 3 lakh rapid antibody testing kits, arriving from China today

In total, around 6.5 lakh medical kits should reach us on Thursday, the MEA sources said.

Apr 16, 2020, 11:06 AM IST

India issues strong demarche to Pakistan over killing of 3 civilians in Jammu and Kashmir

The development comes a day after three civilians, including a minor, were killed at Keran sector along the Line of Control in shelling by Pakistani forces

Apr 13, 2020, 20:32 PM IST

MHA issues notice to Bangladeshi student, who allegedly took part in anti-CAA protest, to leave India

The protest took place on January 8 and Left-wing students of Vishva-Bharti University held a protest in front of the Vishva Bharti's central office. Anika is a first-year student of Silpa Sadan. On the basis of this, the MHA sent a letter to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) asking Anika to leave the country within 15 days.

Feb 27, 2020, 22:03 PM IST

India slams OIC for inaccurate and misleading statements about Delhi violence

The MEA hit back at the OIC hours after it condemned the violence in New Delhi, saying, "the OIC condemns the recent and alarming violence against Muslims in India, resulting in the death and injury of innocent people and the arson and vandalism of mosques and Muslim-owned properties".

Feb 27, 2020, 17:05 PM IST

Coronavirus outbreak: Process for evacuating Indians from China's Hubei province on, says MEA

Indian embassy also opened three hotlines and said the process to evacuate Indians from China's Coronavirus-hit Hubei province underway.

Jan 29, 2020, 18:45 PM IST

EAM S Jaishankar expresses shock over stabbing of Indian student in Canada, assures help

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Friday expressed ''deep shock'' over the stabbing of an Indian student from Tamil Nadu - Rachel Albert - in Canada`s Toronto.

Jan 24, 2020, 20:05 PM IST

India's position on Kashmir very clear: MEA on Donald Trump's latest mediation offer

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Thursday reiterated that there is no role for any third party mediation on the Kashmir issue and said that the onus lies on Pakistan to create a conducive environment for talks.

Jan 23, 2020, 16:02 PM IST

Interpol issues Blue Corner notice against fugitive godman Nithyananda

Nithyananda had allegedly fled India without a passport to save himself from a rape case registered against him in Karnataka.

Jan 22, 2020, 16:39 PM IST

India summons Pak official, lodges strong protest over abduction of 3 Hindu girls

The development came against the backdrop of bilateral relations being at the lowest point in recent years following tensions over Kashmir and other issues.

Jan 18, 2020, 06:52 AM IST

Those who can't take care of their minorities, shouldn't preach others: India slams Pakistan

The Gurdwara Nankana Sahib - the birthplace of the founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak Dev - was attacked by a violent mob on Friday and a large number of Sikh devotees were attacked with stones.

Jan 09, 2020, 22:30 PM IST

15-member foreign delegation's J&K visit not a 'guided tour': MEA

The delegation will be meeting up with security officials, civil society members, local media, political leaders in J&K.

Jan 09, 2020, 17:20 PM IST

Indian Navy's INS Trikhand may be deployed to evacuate Indians from Iran if required: MEA

Expressing concerns over the situation arising from the killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani in a US airstrike, the government urged both the countries to exercise restraint and resolve all issues through dialogue.

Jan 08, 2020, 16:35 PM IST

India reached out to countries to share govt perspective on CAA and NRC: MEA

Kumar explained that it has been clarified that first and foremost it is an internal matter.

Jan 02, 2020, 18:15 PM IST

MEA summons top Malaysian diplomat over PM Mahathir Mohamad's remark on CAA: Sources

The government on Saturday summoned top Malaysian diplomat to register its strong objections to Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's remark on the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). According to the government sources, the Malaysian Charge d’Affaires was summoned to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Saturday in order to lodge a solemn protest over the remarks made by the Malaysian PM in Kuala Lumpur during a press briefing.  

Dec 21, 2019, 17:08 PM IST

Lotus symbol on passports part of enhanced security features: MEA

"This symbol is our national flower and is part of the enhanced security features to identify fake passports," MEA Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said, adding that the other national symbols will also be used on rotation.

Dec 13, 2019, 09:50 AM IST