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Pakistan made up numbers: India on Pak claiming support of 58 countries at UNHRC

India has said that Pakistan "made up the number" of 58 countries it had claimed which backed Islamabad at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) whose meeting happened in September in Geneva, Switzerland. 

Oct 04, 2019, 18:42 PM IST

Kulbhushan Jadhav was under extreme pressure to parrot Pakistan's lies, says MEA

MEA spokesperson Ravish Kumar said that the pressure on Jadhav was amply clear. "While we await a comprehensive report, it was clear that Shri Jadhav appeared to be under extreme pressure to parrot a false narrative to bolster Pakistan’s untenable claims," he said.

Sep 02, 2019, 18:55 PM IST

India asks Pakistan to act in Sikh girl's forced conversion, marriage to Muslim man's case

India on Friday took up the case of a Pakistani Sikh girl who was kidnapped, forcefully converted to Islam and then married to a Muslim man in Lahore. The Ministry of External Affairs asked the Pakistani authorities to take "immediate remedial action" in the incident which has once again shown that minorities are not safe there.

Aug 30, 2019, 21:14 PM IST

India slams Pakistani leaders for spreading lies on Kashmir, asks them to protect minorities

MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar on Thursday slammed Pakistan for failing to take action against the atrocities committed on Hindus and Sikhs in the country.

Aug 29, 2019, 17:09 PM IST

India slams UN Human Rights Office report on J&K, calls its 'continuation of false narrative'

MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar asserted that in its report the OHCHR has analysed a situation created by years of terrorist attacks from Pakistan without any reference to the casualty of these cross-border terror attacks.

Jul 08, 2019, 18:15 PM IST

MEA proposed manufacture of e-passports on priority: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar

S Jaishankar said the ministry has initiated discussions with the 'India Security Press' regarding the project for issuing chip-enabled e-passports to the citizens. 

Jun 24, 2019, 17:26 PM IST

India rejects Pakistan's 'preposterous' claim of attacking it again

This public gimmick appears to be a call to Pakistan-based terrorists to undertake an attack in India, MEA said.

Apr 07, 2019, 21:32 PM IST

Pakistan to release 360 Indian fishermen in its custody

The development comes in the backdrop of New Delhi sending a note verbale to Pakistan high commission on Tuesday calling for the release of the 385 Indian fishermen who have completed their sentences.

Apr 05, 2019, 21:02 PM IST

India committed to defend its interests in outer space: Government’s 10-point FAQs on Mission Shakti

The prime minister, however, highlighted that India’s action was aimed at ensuring its security and not directed against any country.

Mar 27, 2019, 16:03 PM IST

India awaiting UK's response, Centre says day after Nirav Modi spotted in London

The statements by ED and MEA come a day after a Britain-based newspaper claimed that the fugitive diamantaire is living in an £ 8-million apartment in London's West End. 

Mar 09, 2019, 17:19 PM IST

Breaking News: India taking all necessary steps for Nirav Modi's extradition: MEA

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said that the government is aware of Nirav Modi's presence in London and is taking all the necessary steps for his extradition

Mar 09, 2019, 12:24 PM IST

Morning Breaking: High Commissioner to Pakistan Ajay Bisaria to reach Islamabad today

India's High Commissioner to Pakistan Ajay Bisaria will reach Islamabad on Saturday having completed his consultations here, according to the Ministry of External Affairs.

Mar 09, 2019, 08:06 AM IST

Jammu & Kashmir integral part of India, strictly internal matter: MEA on OIC resolution

Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India and strictly an internal matter, said Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).

Mar 02, 2019, 23:47 PM IST

Awantipora attack: Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan Ajay Bisaria reaches Ministry of External Affairs

Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan Ajay Bisaria, who was called back for consultations in the aftermath of the Awantipora attack on CRPF troopers on Thursday, arrived on Saturday morning at the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) for consultations with senior officials and government officials in the national capital.

Feb 16, 2019, 12:48 PM IST

Terror attack on CRPF convoy: MEA slams Pakistan for supporting Jaish-e-Mohammed

"This terror group is led by international terrorist Masood Azhar, who has been given full freedom by Government of Pakistan to operate and expand his terror infrastructure."

Feb 14, 2019, 22:26 PM IST

India secured release of 49 of its abducted nationals between 2014 and 2018

The maximum number of Indian nationals brought home in the period was from Kenya.

Feb 13, 2019, 18:06 PM IST

Sanjiv Ranjan appointed as the India's envoy to Colombia

The 1966-born IFS officer had served as Deputy High Commissioner of India to Mauritius from 2006 to 2009.

Feb 01, 2019, 18:21 PM IST

Pakistan should be the last country to lecture us: India lashes out at Imran Khan over minorities issue

Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said that “Pakistan should be the last country to lecture” India on “plurality and inclusive society”.

Jan 11, 2019, 14:53 PM IST

Norway PM to visit India next week

The upcoming visit of Prime Minister Solberg will provide an opportunity to the two sides to review the progress in bilateral cooperation and discuss ways to further expand the multi-faceted partnership in areas of common interest.


Jan 03, 2019, 15:32 PM IST

Kartarpur Corridor a 'gift' or new flashpoint? India, Pakistan in fresh 'political' battle

India, Pakistan accuse each other of politicising Kartarpur Corridor issue.

Dec 06, 2018, 18:56 PM IST