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The Ministry of External Affairs of India, also known as the Foreign Ministry, is the government agency responsible for the conduct of foreign relations of India. The Ministry comes under the Government of India and is responsible for India's representation in the United Nations. It also advises other Ministries and State Governments when the latter have dealings with foreign governments or institutions.

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No country has locus standi to comment on India's internal affairs: MEA on JandK's new land laws [Video]

No country has locus standi to comment on India's internal affairs: MEA on JandK's new land laws

Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) held press conference on Oct 29. MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said, "The whole world knows the truth about Pakistan and its role in supporting terrorism. No..

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Important focus of discussion was Indo-Pacific region: MEA on India-US 2+2 Ministerial dialogue [Video]

Important focus of discussion was Indo-Pacific region: MEA on India-US 2+2 Ministerial dialogue

On India-US 2+2 Ministerial dialogue, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said, "There was a sense of satisfaction that the partnership has grown in every domain. We are..

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India calls Pakistan 'safe havens for terror entities' ahead of FATF test [Video]

India calls Pakistan 'safe havens for terror entities' ahead of FATF test

As global anti-terror watchdog FATF reviews Pakistan's performance in curbing terror-financing, India on Thursday said the neighbouring country continues to provide safe havens to terror entities as..

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MoS Muraleedharan slams Rahul Gandhi for meeting 'PFI-linked' journalist's family [Video]

MoS Muraleedharan slams Rahul Gandhi for meeting 'PFI-linked' journalist's family

Ministry of External Affairs MoS V Muraleedharan lambasted on Rahul Gandhi for meeting journalist's Siddique Kappan family, who was arrested at the toll plaza in Uttar Pradesh, on his way to Hathras...

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India to present Kilo Class submarine INS Sindhuvir to Myanmar Navy: MEA [Video]

India to present Kilo Class submarine INS Sindhuvir to Myanmar Navy: MEA

India will soon present a Kilo Class submarine INS Sindhuvir to Myanmar Navy, informed Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Spokesperson, Anurag Srivastava during a press conference. He said, "India..

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Conveyed several times to China that Arunachal Pradesh is integral part of India: MEA [Video]

Conveyed several times to China that Arunachal Pradesh is integral part of India: MEA

Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on October 15 said that India has, on several occasions, reminded China that Arunachal Pradesh is an integral part of India. "The union territories of Ladakh, Jammu..

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45 foreign diplomats attending 1st edition of 'Sushma Swaraj Lectures': MEA [Video]

45 foreign diplomats attending 1st edition of 'Sushma Swaraj Lectures': MEA

1st edition of 'Sushma Swaraj Lectures' was inaugurated on October 15, informed Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Spokesperson, Anurag Srivastava during a press conference. "The 1st edition of..

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Pak NSA's interview to Indian media outlet a tactic to divert attention from domestic failures: MEA [Video]

Pak NSA's interview to Indian media outlet a tactic to divert attention from domestic failures: MEA

On being asked about the interview of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's National Security Advisor (NSA) to an Indian media outlet, the Ministry of External Affairs responded that the neighbouring..

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'Govt in touch with Libyan authorities to rescue 7 abducted Indians': MEA [Video]

'Govt in touch with Libyan authorities to rescue 7 abducted Indians': MEA

Seven Indians were kidnapped in Libya last month, the Ministry of External Affairs said. It added that India is in touch with Libya authorities to rescue them. The Indians hail from Andhra Pradesh,..

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'Govt in touch with Libyan authorities to rescue 7 abducted Indians' MEA [Video]

'Govt in touch with Libyan authorities to rescue 7 abducted Indians' MEA

Seven Indians were kidnapped in Libya last month, the Ministry of External Affairs said. It added that India is in touch with Libya authorities to rescue them. The Indians hail from Andhra Pradesh,..

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PM Modi assures of India's support for peace process in Afghanistan [Video]

PM Modi assures of India's support for peace process in Afghanistan

Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava on October 08 said that Chairman of High Council for National Reconciliation of Afghanistan Abdullah Abdullah briefed Prime Minister Narendra..

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Pak failed to respond on core issues pertaining to Kulbhushan Jadhav case: MEA [Video]

Pak failed to respond on core issues pertaining to Kulbhushan Jadhav case: MEA

Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava on October 08 said that Pakistan has failed to respond on core issues pertaining to Kulbhushan Jadhav case. "The core issues are the..

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'NGOs should adhere to all laws': MEA on Amnesty International closing in India [Video]

'NGOs should adhere to all laws': MEA on Amnesty International closing in India

Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said that NGOs must adhere to Indian laws. Srivastava was speaking on Amnesty International shutting operations in India. "The Ministry..

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Foreign NGOs must adhere to Indian laws with respect to foreign funding: MEA on Amnesty international [Video]

Foreign NGOs must adhere to Indian laws with respect to foreign funding: MEA on Amnesty international

While reacting on government's action against Amnesty International (global human right organization), Ministry of External Affairs said, "The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has issued a press release..

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Over 2 million Indians returned from abroad under 'Vande Bharat' mission: MEA

Over two million Indians have returned from abroad after the government launched the 'Vande Bharat' evacuation mission on May 7 in view of the coronavirus pandemic, the Ministry of External Affairs..
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Pakistan resorted to 3,800 ceasefire violations along LoC this year: MEA

Pakistani troops have resorted to more than 3,800 incidents of unprovoked ceasefire violations along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir this year and even supported smuggling of arms and..
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India to deliver kilo class submarine to Myanmar

"Cooperation in the maritime domain is a part of our diverse and enhanced engagement with Myanmar. In this context, India will be delivering a kilo class submarine INS Sindhuvir to the Myanmar Navy,"..
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Head of Afghan peace council Abdullah Abdullah holds talks with NSA Doval

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Foreign NGOs must adhere to Indian laws with respect to funding: MEA on Amnesty International

Replying to a question on the shutting down of operations of Amnesty International in India, Anurag Srivastava, the Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson, said that the governments of other..
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820 international flights scheduled from 19 countries in October under phase 7 of Vande Bharat Mission

Addressing the weekly media briefing here, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said 16.45 lakh Indians have been repatriated through different modes of the Vande Bharat Mission..
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India, China WMCC talks underway

While this is the 19th WMCC meet since the mechanism came up in 2012, it is the 5th such meet amid the ongoing tension. At WMCC meets, Joint Secretary (East Asia) in Ministry of External Affairs Naveen..
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Pakistan has no legal basis to convert Gilgit-Baltistan region as fifth province: India

Ministry of external affairs spokesperson Anurag Srivastava, in response to a WION question said on Thursday, " Any action by Pakistan to alter the status of the militarily occupied so-called..
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Rs 517 crore spent on PM Modi's foreign visits to 58 countries since 2015

Since 2015, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has visited 58 countries and Rs 517.82 crores have been spent on them in total, according to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).
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India, China Corps Commander talks went on for 13 hours; Indian participants to brief top leadership now

14 Corps Chief Lt Gen Harinder Singh and his likely successor Lt Gen PGK Menon along with a Joint Secretary from the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) had attended the meeting from the Indian side at..
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Army commanders of India, China hold 6th round of talks on border standoff

The team also included a joint secretary-level officer from the Ministry of External Affairs(MEA) and Lt. Gen PGK Menon, who is expected to succeed Singh as the commander of the 14 Corps next month,..
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Last hostage from group of 7 Indians kidnapped in Afghanistan has returned to India: MEA

The seven Indians were kidnapped by Taliban terrorists in the restive northern Baghlan province. Two of those Indians had returned to India last month. The last remaining Indian national (out of the..
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India reiterates calls to China for complete disengagement at LAC

Ministry of external affairs spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said, "The Chinese side should sincerely work with the Indian side for complete disengagement at the earliest from all friction areas..
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Government taking all steps to ensure safety of Kulbhushan Jadhav: MEA

India is in touch with Pakistan through diplomatic channels and government is taking all steps to ensure the safety of Kulbhushan Jadhav, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Thursday.
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Suspended J&K DSP Davinder Singh was tasked by Pak to establish contact in MEA: NIA chargesheet

Suspended Deputy Superintendent of Jammu and Kashmir Police Davinder Singh was given a task by his Pakistani handler to establish a contact in the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) to carry out..
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Tablighi Jamaat: MEA says 1,095 look out circulars deleted, 630 foreign members left India

As many as 1,095 look out circulars have been deleted and 630 foreign members of the Tablighi Jamaat have left India, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Thursday.
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Want Kulbhushan Jadhav to be represented by Indian lawyer for a fair trial: MEA

India's Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Thursday said that Kulbhushan Jhadav should be represented by an Indian lawyer as Pakistan seeks to implement the International Court of Justice (ICJ)..
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India sends assistance to Mauritius to help deal with oil spill

India has sent 30 tonnes of technical equipment and material on board an IAF aircraft to Mauritius to help the country contain an oil spill on its pristine south-east coast. A 10-member Indian Coast..
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India says Buddha was born in Lumbini 'which is in Nepal'

The Ministry of External Affairs said, "EAM's remarks yesterday at the CII event referred to our shared Buddhist heritage. There is no doubt that Gautam Buddha was born in Lumbini, which is in Nepal".
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'Refrain from communal incitement': India warns Pak over comment on Ram Temple

In a statement, the Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said such comments by the country that denies its own minorities their religious rights are "deeply regrettable."
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India lodges strong protest with Pakistan over reported attempts to convert gurudwara in Lahore into mosque

India on Monday lodged a strong protest with Pakistan High Commission over reports of attempts being made to convert a famous gurudwara at Naulakha Bazaar in Lahore into a mosque, a spokesperson in the..
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Kulbhushan Jadhav was visibly under stress, consular access by Pak wasn't credible, meaningful: India

MEA spokesperson said in a statement that the conversation between Jadhav and consular officers was being recorded as evident from a camera and the consular access offered by Pakistan was neither..
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Five Indians stranded in Pakistan due to Covid-19 lockdown repatriated: MEA tells NHRC

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has informed the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) that five Indian citizens, who were stranded in Pakistan due to the coronavirus-induced lockdown, have..
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Kuwait expat quota bill: India shares its expectation, highlights role of Indian community

Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said on Thursday that the government is closely following the developments.
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MEA gets new point persons for crucial countries like US, Pak and Nepal

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) this month will have 3 new joint secretaries, or point persons, taking up some of the toughest assignments in the ministry, including handling countries like..
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From Pagodas in Myanmar to Shiva temple in Lao, how India is helping countries restore cultural heritage

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India, China hold joint secretary-level talks to discuss border tensions; emphasise to 'strictly respect & observe' LAC

According to the Ministry of External Affairs, the two sides discussed in detail the developments in the India-China border areas, in particular the "situation in Eastern Ladakh."
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China's claim over Galwan Valley 'exaggerated, untenable': MEA

India on Wednesday took strong exception to China claiming sovereignty over the Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh, saying its "exaggerated and untenable claims" are contrary to the understanding reached..
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PM Modi to hold all-party meeting over India-China conflict along LAC on June 19

External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said both sides suffered casualties in the violent face-off and the Chinese side departed from the consensus to respect the Line of Actual..
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Chidambaram questions PM's silence on 'intrusion of foreign troops'

"The PM has maintained a worrying silence since May 5. Can you imagine any other Head of Government not saying a word for 7 weeks since the intrusion of foreign troops into a country," the former Union..
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MEA summons Pakistan's Charge d'affaires after two Indian officials go missing

The ministry of external affairs (MEA) on Monday summoned Pakistan's Charge d'affaires to India in the national capital after two officials of Indian High Commission in Islamabad went missing.Earlier..
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'Violative of current understanding': India on Nepal Parliament's lower house passing amendment on new map

The Ministry of External Affairs said that the claims are not based on historical facts.
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India, China maintaining engagements to resolve eastern Ladakh row at earliest: MEA

India and China are maintaining military and diplomatic engagements to peacefully resolve the eastern Ladakh row at the earliest, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Thursday.
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Senior Indian, Chinese diplomats hold talks ahead of Lt General-level dialogue to end LAC standoff

The two sides reviewed the state of bilateral relations including the current developments, the Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement.
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Govt launches SWADES scheme for jobs to returning Indians from abroad

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Much of we see is propaganda: MEA on reported discord between India and Gulf countries

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'On the subject of minorities...': MEA slams Imran Khan for allegations of attacks on Muslims in India

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India facilitating return of 180 stranded Pakistanis

India is facilitating the return of 180 stranded Pakistani nationals to their home country, official sources said on Wednesday. The Ministry of External Affairs has been helping a number of foreign..
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Anurag Srivastava takes charge as MEA spokesperson

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Foreign nationals at Tablighi Jamaat- MEA takes up visa violations with respective countries

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India, EU postpone summit over coronavirus

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UNHRC files intervention application in Supreme Court over CAA; MEA says 'no locus standi'

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India vs China on clearance to relief/evacuation flight

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Donald Trump's India trip: US President to visit New Delhi-Ahmedabad; full schedule, itinerary revealed

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