Ministry of External Affairs

65 foreign national doctors at AIIMS not paid for a year: RDA writes to PM Narendra Modi

Amid the raging second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Resident Doctors Association (RDA) of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) said that 65 foreign nationals, including those from Nepal, training at the institute have not received their salaries. 

May 06, 2021, 11:32 AM IST

India, Austria talks over terrorism, developments in Indo-Pacific, COVID-19

The talks covered the entire gamut of bilateral relations, including political, economic and commercial ties as well as cultural and academic linkages, MEA said.

Mar 24, 2021, 09:38 AM IST

Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa makes remark on Jammu and Kashmir, India responds

In December 2020, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan met Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa and discussed Jammu and Kashmir, an internal matter of India. According to a Pakistani media report, the meeting on December 24 "expressed concern over...Jammu & Kashmir".

Feb 04, 2021, 22:11 PM IST

No foreign guest at 2021 Republic Day event announces MEA; first time in 55 years

The presence of a foreign guest at the Republic Day parade on January 26 has been one of the highlights of the annual event celebrating the country's diversity.

Jan 14, 2021, 19:29 PM IST

MEA refutes Pakistan's claim of India reaching out to Islamabad for talks, calls it 'misleading and fictitious'

Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said that the Pakistan NSA's comments were "contrary to facts on the ground, misleading and fictitious".

Oct 15, 2020, 18:14 PM IST

Chinese side has no locus standi on this matter: MEA on China's comment on Jammu and Kashmir

India on Wednesday (August 5) strongly rejected Chinese comments on Jammu and Kashmir, advising China not to comment on "internal matters".  In response to a media query on Chinese MFA spokesperson’s comment on Indian Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, official spokesperson, Ministry of External Affairs, Anurag Srivastava said.

Aug 05, 2020, 21:34 PM IST

Maharashtra puts 3 Chinese projects worth Rs 5,000 cr on hold

He added that the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has advised the state government against signing any further agreements with Chinese companies.

Jun 22, 2020, 18:10 PM IST

Coronavirus COVID-19: 13 countries, 64 flights, over 14,000 stranded Indian passengers to be repatriated

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has prepared a chart for the evacuation of over 14,000 Indian nationals stranded in 13 foreign countries by 64 flights in week 1 of the operation. According to the MEA plan shared with the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) that is set to begin from May 7, an approximate 14,800 passengers will be evacuated from 13 different countries. 

May 05, 2020, 12:09 PM IST

USCIRF's attempt to give religious color to Gujarat incident is baseless - Foreign Ministry

The Ministry of External Affairs dismissed the efforts of USCIRF (United States Commission on International Religious Freedom) to give religious color to the incident in Gujarat, terming it a childish act.

Apr 16, 2020, 09:24 AM IST

India condemns Kabul terror attack which killed at least 32

In a statement issued on Friday, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said the international community must unite in the fight against terrorism and hold the perpetrators and sponsors of terrorism to account.

Mar 07, 2020, 07:46 AM 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

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

Raisina Dialogue 2020: India`s annual global meet on geopolitics, geo-economics begins today

The fifth edition of the Raisina Dialogue 2020 has been India`s contribution to global efforts to discover solutions, identify opportunities and provide stability to a century that has witnessed an eventful two decades.

Jan 14, 2020, 07:51 AM IST

Middle East tensions: MEA asks Indian nationals to avoid travel to Iraq

The government on Wednesday (January 8) issued an advisory asking Indian nationals to avoid travel to Iraq until further notification in view of the prevailing situation in the Middle East. 

Jan 08, 2020, 11:12 AM IST

Oppositions asks Govt; Why Modi government has printed lotus on passports?

A day after the issue of lotus being printed on new passports was raised in Lok Sabha by the opposition, the Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday clarified that it was part of the enhanced security features to identify fake passports, adding that other national symbols will also be used on a rotational basis.

Dec 13, 2019, 12:18 PM IST

Connecting CAB's passage with cancellation of Bangladesh Minister's India visit unwarranted: MEA

Momen cancelled his visit to New Delhi, scheduled from December 12-14, amid violent protests in several parts of India over the CAB. He stated that in the wake of 'increasing demand at home' he had to cancel the visit, news agency ANI quoted him as speaking. He further said that he will attend the next meeting in January 2020, adding that the DG will attend this event.

Dec 12, 2019, 17:41 PM IST

In Asain traditions, we don't comment on internal affairs: Jaishankar highlights West's 'double standards'

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, speaking at the Mediterranean Dialogue 2019 in Italy has said that in Indian or other Asian traditions, countries don't comment on the internal affairs of other country and highlighted the perils of taking "positions" which looks like double standards.

Dec 07, 2019, 20:33 PM IST

Surprised over sudden arrest of two Indian nationals in Pakistan: Ministry of External Affairs

MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said that New Delhi had informed Islamabad about these two Indian nationals named Prashant and Bari Lal but Pakistan had not given any response about their whereabouts.

Nov 21, 2019, 17:20 PM IST

EAM S Jaishankar to visit Serbia from November 7-9

"India and Serbia enjoy close and friendly relations. Bilateral ties have strengthened considerably with the exchange of high-level visits in past few years including the visit of Vice President of India to Serbia in September 2018," read a statement by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).

Nov 06, 2019, 23:40 PM IST