Ministry of External Affairs

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

India-Pakistan to sign Kartarpur Corridor agreement on Thursday

Pakistan's Foreign Office spokesman Muhammad Faisal said, ''"As of now, Pakistan and India would sign the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor on Thursday." Faisal remarks comes after India`s Ministry of External Affairs on Monday declared that it would be ready to sign the agreement on Kartarpur Sahib Corridor.

Oct 24, 2019, 10:07 AM IST

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