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  • Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov reaches Delhi to lay groundwork for crucial Modi-Putin meet Apr 05, 2021 09:42 PM IST

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov reaches Delhi to lay groundwork for crucial Modi-Putin meet

    News reports had suggested last year that the summit was cancelled after Russia had protested India's growing ties with the Quad-a group of 4-nations

  • US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin to arrive in India today for 3-day visit, likely to discuss Russian S-400 missile deal Mar 19, 2021 10:30 AM IST

    US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin to arrive in India today for 3-day visit, likely to discuss Russian S-400 missile deal

    Lloyd Austin is scheduled to meet his counterpart Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and National Security Advisor Ajit K Doval

  • We expect China to work towards disengagement in remaining areas: India on Ladakh standoff Mar 05, 2021 07:50 PM IST

    We expect China to work towards disengagement in remaining areas: India on Ladakh standoff

    During his telephonic discussion, Jaishankar had emphasised that both sides must quickly resolve the remaining issues along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh.

  • MEA to hold 3-day conference on geoeconomics from February 26-28 Feb 22, 2021 02:52 PM IST

    MEA to hold 3-day conference on geoeconomics from February 26-28

    The conference, being held along with the think-tank Pune International Centre, will also see senior representatives from the governments of Australia, Japan, Mauritius, Maldives and Bhutan speaking, the organisers said.

  • India offers $40 million Line of Credit to boost sports infrastructure in Maldives Feb 20, 2021 06:36 PM IST

    India offers $40 million Line of Credit to boost sports infrastructure in Maldives

    Jaishankar, who arrived here on the first leg of his two-nation tour that will also take him to Mauritius, handed over 100,000 additional doses of COVID-19 vaccine to the Foreign Minister and Health Minister Kerafa Naseem.

  • India announces gift of 200,000 COVID-19 doses for UN peacekeepers Feb 17, 2021 09:31 PM IST

    India announces gift of 200,000 COVID-19 doses for UN peacekeepers

    'Keeping in mind the UN Peacekeepers who operate in such difficult circumstances, we would like to announce today a gift of 200,000 doses for them,' Jaishankar told the UN Security Council in a virtual address.

  • Assam springboard of India's Act East Policy: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar Feb 15, 2021 04:55 PM IST

    Assam springboard of India's Act East Policy: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar

    Addressing a press conference, S Jaishankar said, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is deeply committed to the development of Assam, and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)-aided projects in the state are examples of how international policies and partnerships can contribute to the development of states.

  • Nine rounds of military talks held with Chinese; no visible expression on ground: S Jaishankar Feb 06, 2021 03:58 PM IST

    Nine rounds of military talks held with Chinese; no visible expression on ground: S Jaishankar

    Jaishankar said he and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh held parleys with their counterparts of China last year in Moscow and agreed that they should disengage in some parts.

  • Israel treating bomb blast near its embassy in New Delhi as terrorism, official says Jan 29, 2021 08:21 PM IST

    Israel treating bomb blast near its embassy in New Delhi as terrorism, official says

    India's foreign minister S Jaishankar said on Friday that he had spoken to his counterpart Gabi Ashkenazi about a blast outside the Israeli embassy in New Delhi.

  • External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar outlines eight principles for repairing India-China ties Jan 28, 2021 02:05 PM IST

    External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar outlines eight principles for repairing India-China ties

    In an address at an online conference on India-China ties, S Jaishankar said the events in eastern Ladakh last year have profoundly disturbed the relationship and asserted that any attempt to unilaterally change the status quo along the LAC is "completely unacceptable".

  • India says trust with China 'profoundly disturbed', US ties on upswing Jan 12, 2021 03:51 PM IST

    India says trust with China 'profoundly disturbed', US ties on upswing

    Tensions with China erupted in June, when 20 Indian soldiers were killed in brutal hand-to-hand fighting, while China suffered an unspecified number of casualties in the clash on a disputed section of the border in the western Himalayas.

  • Jaishankar invites diaspora to be part of India's efforts to build stronger capabilities Jan 09, 2021 04:27 PM IST

    Jaishankar invites diaspora to be part of India's efforts to build stronger capabilities

    Describing overseas Indians as "intrinsic partners" in India's growth and modernisation, the external affairs minister said they can bring resources, technology, best practices and innovations to support the country's endeavour to enhance its capacities.

  • COVID-19 Update | India to give priority to Sri Lanka while supplying COVID-19 vaccine to other nations Jan 06, 2021 09:51 PM IST

    COVID-19 Update | India to give priority to Sri Lanka while supplying COVID-19 vaccine to other nations

    The Colombo port's proposed deal with India has created a political controversy in the recent weeks as trade unions of Rajapaksa's own party stand vehemently opposed to the deal.

  • India's foreign policy in 2020 saw recalibration following Chinese misadventure Dec 27, 2020 03:20 PM IST

    India's foreign policy in 2020 saw recalibration following Chinese misadventure

    One of the key takeaways of India's diplomatic engagement in 2020 was major expansion of strategic partnership with the US including on key regional and global issues like resolve to work jointly for a free and stable Indo-Pacific.

  • Vajpayee's vision led to expansion of India's external engagements: S Jaishankar Dec 25, 2020 09:20 PM IST

    Vajpayee's vision led to expansion of India's external engagements: S Jaishankar

    Jaishankar said India's principled approach of engaging China on the basis of mutual respect and mutual sensitivity also reflects Vajpayee's thinking.

  • Foreign Affairs | Why a US-India trade deal is still elusive Dec 18, 2020 01:17 PM IST

    Foreign Affairs | Why a US-India trade deal is still elusive

    There is absolutely no commonality in behavioural approach between the two sides, India and the United States, towards negotiating any trade deal

  • British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to hold talks with EAM Jaishankar on December 15 Dec 14, 2020 06:29 PM IST

    British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to hold talks with EAM Jaishankar on December 15

    The British foreign secretary will also have official meetings with Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar and Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal.

  • India's rise will evoke its own reactions and responses: S Jaishankar Dec 13, 2020 06:59 PM IST

    India's rise will evoke its own reactions and responses: S Jaishankar

    In a veiled reference to Pakistan, Jaishankar said a long-standing political rivalry is today expressed as sustained cross border terrorism by a neighbour even as he enumerated security challenges emanating from long borders as well as large maritime spaces.

  • India is being tested; will meet national security challenge: S Jaishankar on border standoff with China Dec 12, 2020 07:34 PM IST

    India is being tested; will meet national security challenge: S Jaishankar on border standoff with China

    Calling the "events" along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh "very disturbing”, Jaishankar also said what has happened there was not in China’s interest as it is facing the prospect of losing goodwill in India that was developed carefully in the recent decades.

  • Ladakh standoff: China gives 'five differing explanations' for deploying large forces at LAC in violation of border pacts, says S Jaishankar Dec 09, 2020 06:59 PM IST

    Ladakh standoff: China gives 'five differing explanations' for deploying large forces at LAC in violation of border pacts, says S Jaishankar

    "We are today probably at the most difficult phase of our relationship with China, certainly in the last 30 to 40 years or you could argue even more," S Jaishankar said highlighting various aspects of the bilateral ties in the last three decades.

  • India to skip Canada-led COVID-19 meet as Trudeau continues to back farmers’ protest Dec 05, 2020 07:21 PM IST

    India to skip Canada-led COVID-19 meet as Trudeau continues to back farmers’ protest

    India's decision to skip the meeting organised by Canadian Foreign Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne to formulate strategies on COVID-19 comes amid a spar between the two countries over Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s remarks supporting the farmers' protest.

  • Will keep global spotlight firmly on cross-border terrorism: S Jaishankar Nov 26, 2020 02:56 PM IST

    Will keep global spotlight firmly on cross-border terrorism: S Jaishankar

    External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar applauded the courage of India’s security forces for continuing to defend the country "so resolutely".

  • India, US ink strategic defence pact BECA during 2+2 talks Oct 27, 2020 02:39 PM IST

    India, US ink strategic defence pact BECA during 2+2 talks

    The signing of the long-negotiated Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement (BECA) during the third edition of the 2+2 dialogue between the two strategic partners also signals further boosting of bilateral defence and military ties and it comes in the backdrop of India’s tense border standoff with China in eastern Ladakh.

  • India, US to sign data pact ahead of talks on countering China Oct 27, 2020 11:21 AM IST

    India, US to sign data pact ahead of talks on countering China

    The Pompeo-Esper visit to New Delhi is part of a concerted US campaign to draw India into a deeper defence relationship.

  • India-US 2+2 Dialogue | The significance of Pompeo’s visit a week before US elections Oct 26, 2020 12:14 PM IST

    India-US 2+2 Dialogue | The significance of Pompeo’s visit a week before US elections

    From India’s point of view, it would have made more sense to have the 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue later this year, if Donald Trump is re-elected, because there would be greater clarity on issues then

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