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  • Afghanistan: Russian security head to meet NSA Doval, PM Modi today; US CIA Chief in touch with India Sep 08, 2021 09:27 AM IST

    Afghanistan: Russian security head to meet NSA Doval, PM Modi today; US CIA Chief in touch with India

    Security Council of the Russian Federation, General Nikolay Patrushev, is expected to call on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar today.

  • Exclusive | India scrambling to wrap up Afghanistan evacuation before August 31 deadline Aug 26, 2021 03:37 PM IST

    Exclusive | India scrambling to wrap up Afghanistan evacuation before August 31 deadline

    New Delhi is jostling with other nations to evacuate its citizens, as well as Afghan Sikhs and Hindus from Kabul airport in next 3 days. While nearly 800 people have been brought back, an estimated 350 still remain in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan.

  • Afghanistan Crisis | PM Modi chairs CCS meeting against backdrop of Taliban takeover Aug 17, 2021 09:37 PM IST

    Afghanistan Crisis | PM Modi chairs CCS meeting against backdrop of Taliban takeover

    India has brought back the Indian ambassador and all staff members from its embassy in Kabul in two military transport aircraft in the wake of escalating tension and deteriorating security situation in the Afghan capital after its takeover by the Taliban.

  • Afghanistan crisis: MEA forms 'Afghanistan cell' to coordinate repatriation, assures help to Indians Aug 17, 2021 08:13 AM IST

    Afghanistan crisis: MEA forms 'Afghanistan cell' to coordinate repatriation, assures help to Indians

    Earlier in the day, Arindam Bagchi had said that the ministry is in constant touch with the representatives of Afghan Sikh and Hindu communities.

  • COVID-19 update | 3,570 Indians died abroad, nearly a third in Saudi Arabia: MEA data Jul 22, 2021 02:49 PM IST

    COVID-19 update | 3,570 Indians died abroad, nearly a third in Saudi Arabia: MEA data

    Indian citizens have died in 70 countries as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Mehul Choksi case | Indian govt to join legal battle in Dominican court to secure extradition Jun 12, 2021 03:35 PM IST

    Mehul Choksi case | Indian govt to join legal battle in Dominican court to secure extradition

    The Central Bureau of Investigation and the Ministry of External Affairs have prepared a joint strategy to counter Mehul Choksi's arguments in the high court against his extradition to India, reports have said.

  • Explained | How government plans to extradite fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi and how soon May 27, 2021 06:07 PM IST

    Explained | How government plans to extradite fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi and how soon

    A sudden move by Choksi to flee his Caribbean home in Antigua and Barbuda on May 25 seems to have given India the opportunity that nearly two years of diplomatic discussions didn't. Choksi's arrest in the neighbouring country of Dominica has now opened the way for him to be extradited to India and face the law, sources say.

  • Delhi CM cannot decide on civil aviation policy, foreign variants: India to Singapore May 19, 2021 12:24 PM IST

    Delhi CM cannot decide on civil aviation policy, foreign variants: India to Singapore

    On May 18, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal asked the government to immediately ban flights from Singapore owing to a new COVID-19 variant in the South East Asian country that was disproportionately affecting children. Singapore has strongly reacted against the statement and the ensuing diplomatic drama saw the Centre distance itself from Kejriwal.

  • India’s vaccine diplomacy failure and its foreign policy implications May 19, 2021 11:57 AM IST

    India’s vaccine diplomacy failure and its foreign policy implications

    One can foresee a long period ahead in which Indian embassies will spend time recovering lost ground about being a reliable supplier of vaccines, and about public health and safety, to name just a few concerns — forget about being a rising power

  • MEA urges foreign high commissions 'not to hoard essential supplies including oxygen' May 02, 2021 02:05 PM IST

    MEA urges foreign high commissions 'not to hoard essential supplies including oxygen'

    Earlier in the day, the New Zealand High Commission in New Delhi sought help from Congress youth leader Srinivas BV for delivery of oxygen cylinders at their High Commission. Following the tweet, the High Commission deleted the tweet.

  • EXCLUSIVE | India's global donations of jabs through 'Vaccine Maitri' on hold for a month, MEA sources say Apr 08, 2021 05:28 PM IST

    EXCLUSIVE | India's global donations of jabs through 'Vaccine Maitri' on hold for a month, MEA sources say

    India has won enormous diplomatic goodwill with free supply of vaccines to poor countries but as daily new cases continue to soar to new record, the government is facing pressure to increase domestic supply and expand the inoculation programme that is so far restricted to people who are at least 45 years old.

  • First Quad summit on March 12: PM Narendra Modi, Joe Biden, PMs of Australia and Japan to meet virtually Mar 09, 2021 10:52 PM IST

    First Quad summit on March 12: PM Narendra Modi, Joe Biden, PMs of Australia and Japan to meet virtually

    The leaders will discuss regional and global issues of shared interest, and exchange views on practical areas of cooperation towards maintaining a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific region, said the MEA.

  • R-Day 2021 | No foreign head of state as chief guest this year due to COVID-19: MEA Jan 14, 2021 07:28 PM IST

    R-Day 2021 | No foreign head of state as chief guest this year due to COVID-19: MEA

    This would be the first time in last 55 years when the Republic Day parade would not be attended by a foreign head of state.

  • Communication maintained at ground level to avoid any 'misunderstandings and misjudgments': MEA on Sino-India border row Jan 08, 2021 07:52 PM IST

    Communication maintained at ground level to avoid any 'misunderstandings and misjudgments': MEA on Sino-India border row

    Asked about the status of talks with the Chinese side over the border row, MEA Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said the latest round of the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination (WMCC) was held on December 18 and the two sides have agreed to hold next round of senior commanders meeting.

  • COVID-19 vaccine | MEA to organize visit for 60 ambassadors to Bharat Biotech and Biological E on December 9 Dec 08, 2020 07:38 PM IST

    COVID-19 vaccine | MEA to organize visit for 60 ambassadors to Bharat Biotech and Biological E on December 9

    The MEA is likely to organize more such visits in the coming weeks.

  • Over 9,30,000 stranded Indians returned under Vande Bharat mission: MoS MEA Aug 07, 2020 07:23 AM IST

    Over 9,30,000 stranded Indians returned under Vande Bharat mission: MoS MEA

    Addressing the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation- National Centre for Good Governance (ITEC-NCGG) Workshop on COVID-19 – Good Governance Practices in a Pandemic, Muraleedharan said so far more than 120,000 foreigners belonging to 120 countries have been repatriated from India.

  • Closely monitoring Kuwait’s expat quota bill, says External Affairs Ministry Jul 12, 2020 11:59 AM IST

    Closely monitoring Kuwait’s expat quota bill, says External Affairs Ministry

    Kuwait government’s new anti-expatriate policy if approved, may displace up to eight lakh Indians

  • Over 4.75 lakh Indians returned to India after launch of Vande Bharat Mission: MEA Jul 03, 2020 07:45 AM IST

    Over 4.75 lakh Indians returned to India after launch of Vande Bharat Mission: MEA

    Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said, "As on July 1, against a total number of 5,83,109 people who registered their requests with our missions abroad for repatriation to India, over 4,75,000 have returned under this mission."

  • Over 3.6 lakh Indians returned to India after launch of Vande Bharat mission: MEA Jun 26, 2020 07:43 AM IST

    Over 3.6 lakh Indians returned to India after launch of Vande Bharat mission: MEA

    External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said a total number of 5,13,047 Indians have registered their request with Indian missions abroad for repatriation to India on compelling grounds.

  • Vande Bharat Mission Phase 4 to begin from July 6: MEA spokesperson Jun 25, 2020 06:40 PM IST

    Vande Bharat Mission Phase 4 to begin from July 6: MEA spokesperson

    Phase 4 will focus on countries where a large number of Indians have registered to return to India, MEA spokesperson Anurag Shrivastava said

  • MEA appoints TS Tirumurti as India's Permanent Representative to the UN Apr 30, 2020 02:59 PM IST

    MEA appoints TS Tirumurti as India's Permanent Representative to the UN

    At present, Tirumurti is holding the key position of Secretary, Economic Relations at the MEA headquarters in Delhi

  • 276 Indians, including 255 in Iran, infected with coronavirus abroad: MEA Mar 18, 2020 03:11 PM IST

    276 Indians, including 255 in Iran, infected with coronavirus abroad: MEA

    In a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan said the total number of Indians infected by coronavirus is 276 -- 255 in Iran, 12 in UAE, five in Italy, and one each in Hong Kong, Kuwait, Rwanda and Sri Lanka.

  • Delhi violence: Comments by USCIRF, others attempt to politicise issue, says MEA Feb 27, 2020 11:58 AM IST

    Delhi violence: Comments by USCIRF, others attempt to politicise issue, says MEA

    Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar's reaction came a day after the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) expressed "grave concern" over the violence in Delhi and asked the Indian government to provide protection to people irrespective of their faith.

  • Some restrictions imposed on export of medical equipment to China: MEA Feb 24, 2020 08:34 AM IST

    Some restrictions imposed on export of medical equipment to China: MEA

    The comments by the Spokesperson in the Ministry of External Affairs came after China raised the issue of India restricting export of certain medical supplies to it following the coronavirus epidemic in that country.

  • India ready to evacuate Pakistani students from Wuhan: MEA Feb 06, 2020 05:20 PM IST

    India ready to evacuate Pakistani students from Wuhan: MEA

    Ravish Kumar, the Spokesperson for the Ministry of External Affairs, said that India will consider evacuating Pakistani students if the Imran Khan government requests for the same.

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