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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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Anurag Srivastava takes charge as MEA spokesperson

Senior diplomat Anurag Srivastava on Monday took charge as the spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs, succeeding Raveesh Kumar. Srivastava, a 1999-batch Indian Foreign Service officer, was..
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Foreign nationals at Tablighi Jamaat- MEA takes up visa violations with respective countries

The Ministry of External Affairs is working closely with the home ministry to handle the situation after foreign nationals from various countries violated laws and attended a congregation of Tablighi..
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MEA pledges Rs 1 crore to coronavirus relief fund 'PM Cares'

MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar took to Twitter to make the announcement.
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No passport for corrupt babus: Government

Government employees under suspension or granted sanction of prosecution over corruption charges will not be able to get a passport, according to an official order. The move follows a review of the..
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India, EU postpone summit over coronavirus

As European Union institutions in Brussels showed their first cases of coronavirus, India, and the EU postponed the bilateral summit scheduled for March 13. MEA spokesperson said that India and the EU..
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UNHRC files intervention application in Supreme Court over CAA; MEA says 'no locus standi'

India has strongly objected to the move, saying that the CAA is an internal matter of India and concerns the sovereign right of the Indian Parliament to make laws.
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China & India spar over Coronavirus curbs

India responded almost immediately with MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar saying the precautions taken by India were in accordance with the WHO’s advisory about the outbreak of coronavirus infection,..
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India vs China on clearance to relief/evacuation flight

In a public statement, the Ministry of External Affairs said that India has called upon Beijing to allow Indian citizens to return home on the flight that would also carry relief material to China.
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Donald Trump's India trip: US President to visit New Delhi-Ahmedabad; full schedule, itinerary revealed

MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar on Thursday chalked out the US President's India visit itinerary.
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India expects to continue counter-terrorism cooperation with USA

"We got support from the US on the listing of terrorists from Pakistan," noted MEA spokesperson
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India serves strong demarche on Turkey over Erdogan's Kashmir comments

In a strongly worded statement, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said Erdogan's remarks reflected neither an understanding of history nor of the conduct of diplomacy and that they will have..
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Govt slams UN secy gen’s comments on J&K, says region integral part of India

Responding to the “offer” by the top UN diplomat, the MEA spokesperson said, “Jammu and Kashmir has been, is and will continue to be an integral part of India. The issue that needs to be..
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10 Indians who sought evacuation from Hubei province failed health screening: MEA

Ministry of external affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar also said the already issued e-Visas for travel to India from China and existing normal visas are no longer valid. Citing past advisories, Kumar..
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India could consider request for evacuating Pakistani nationals from China: MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar

Pakistan government said last week they would not evacuate their nationals from China both "in solidarity" with the Chinese people, as well as reposing full confidence in China’s handling of the..
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MEA says Pak's support of cross-border terrorism adversely affected regional cooperation under SAARC

The Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday said that the regional cooperation promoted under the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) has been affected by the cross border..
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No Indian in China affected by coronavirus as of now, Centre confirms

The confirmation was given by MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar who took to Twitter to inform that External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar is closely monitoring the situation.
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New virus in China: Health ministry seeks info on Indian visa applicants from MEA

In the wake of the outbreak of an infection in China caused by a new strain of virus, the health ministry has sought from the Ministry of External Affairs details of those who have applied for Indian..
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Centre asks Indians to avoid travel to Iraq amid US-Iran tensions

Soon after news of Iran launching over a dozen missiles at US bases in Iraq broke, the ministry of External Affairs issued an advisory asking Indian nationals to avoid travelling to Iraq until further..
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'Developments have taken very serious turn': EAM Jaishankar speaks to Iran FM Javad Zarif, expresses concern on tension

The Ministry of External Affairs had on Friday said that the "increase in tension has alarmed the world."
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India, Pakistan exchange list of nuclear installations

The two countries exchanged the list of nuclear installations and facilities covered under the Agreement on the Prohibition of Attack against Nuclear Installations between India and Pakistan, the..
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India objects to Malaysian PM's remark on CAA, says new citizenship law is New Delhi's internal matter

The Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) is "a matter entirely internal to India" and does not impact the status of any citizen, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Friday, in response to the..
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CAA India's internal issue, no discussion during 2+2 meeting with US: MEA

Raveesh Kumar said the matter was discussed during S Jaishankar's meeting with the US Congress members and during the minister's interaction with the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs.
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Have reached out to US Congress members, other stakeholders on Citizenship (Amendment) Bill: MEA

The government has reached out to the members of the US Congress and other stakeholders to share its perspective on the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Thursday.
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2+2 India-US dialogue to be held on Dec 18 in Washington: MEA

The second two-plus-two dialogue between India and the US will take place on December 18 in Washington during which the two sides will take stock of the entire gamut of strategic ties between the two..
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India seeks consular access to its 2 nationals arrested by Pak

The sudden arrest of two Indians, Prashant Vaindam and Dhari Lal- as reported by Pakistani media, came as a surprise as India had informed Pakistan that they may have crossed over inadvertently, the..
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MEA briefs diplomats of various countries on SC's Ayodhya verdict

Diplomats of various countries were briefed by senior officials of the Ministry of External Affairs on the Supreme Court's historic verdict in the Ayodhya case on Saturday, sources said.
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New map accurate, no change in boundary with Nepal: MEA

Responding to a question on the same, MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said that the boundary delineation with Nepal is ongoing under the existing mechanism and New Delhi is committed to finding a..
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S Jaishankar to officially visit Serbia on November 7

"EAM S Jaishankar will pay an official visit to Serbia from November 7 to 9 on the invitation of Ivica Dacic, First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia," said Ministry of..
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MEPs' visit in larger interest of India: MEA

Questioned, MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said such visits don't have to come through official channels, but the key point was that such engagement served the larger interests of India.
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India terms Pakistan's move to take diplomats to PoK as 'drama', 'naked propaganda'

"This is a drama. Pakistan has been doing this kind of naked propaganda. They had taken some diplomats (to PoK). We know that whenever they take diplomats, they try to show a completely different..
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PM Modi to visit Saudi Arabia on October 29

"Prime Minister Narendra Modi is paying an official visit to Saudi Arabia on October 29 at the invitation of King of Saudi Arabia his majesty Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud," TS Tirumurti, Chief..
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Regrettable few US lawmakers used hearing to question steps to protect lives in J&K: MEA

India on Thursday said it was regrettable that a few US lawmakers used a Congressional hearing to question measures to protect lives of people in Jammu and Kashmir. Ministry of external affairs..
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Ahead of Xi-Modi meet, India, China talk tough on Kashmir

Responding to questions on China's statement that the J&K dispute should be resolved as per UN resolutions, MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said, "India's position has been consistent and clear that..
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On the eve of informal summit, New Delhi reminds China, Pak that Kashmir is India's internal matter

MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar in a statement said, "China is well aware of our position. It is not for other countries to comment on the internal affairs of India."
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Imran Khan's statements reflect he is not aware how international relations are conducted: MEA

India on Friday condemned the "provocative and irresponsible" statements against it by Pakistan PM Imran Khan over abrogation of provisions of Article 370 and said he is unaware of how international..
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Imran Khan's threat of nuclear war 'brinkmanship not statesmanship': India lambasts Pak at UNGA

First Secretary of Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Vidisha Maitra, exercised India's right of reply to Pakistan PM Imran Khan's speech at the UNGA.
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PM Modi meets New Zealand's Jacinda Ardern in New York, discusses terrorism

During the meeting, the leaders discussed global and regional issues of mutual interest, including the issue of international terrorism and appreciated the convergence of views on this matter, the..
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PM Modi's meeting with CEOs from energy sector 'fruitful': MEA

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a "fruitful" meeting with CEOs from the energy sector on the first day of his week-long US visit on Saturday, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said. It added that..
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India launches PhD fellowship programme for ASEAN students in IITs

According to officials, IIT-Delhi has been designated by the MHRD as the coordinating IIT for the fellowship programme launched at the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).
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Maths issues? Imran Khan claims 58 countries supported Pak, UNHRC only has 47 members

MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said that India responded to "Pakistan's lies and distorted statements" using the right to reply.
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India slams Pak, China joint statement mentioning J&K, says internal matter

Rejecting J&K's reference, MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said, "J&K is an integral part of India."
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India regrets Pak's 'futile' decision to deny overflight clearance to President Kovind's plane

Ministry of External Affairs in a statement said, "to deny overflight clearance for the VVIP special flight which is otherwise granted routinely by any normal country".
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Vladivostok: Modi, Abe discuss strengthening bilateral ties in economy, defence

Both leaders discussed strengthening bilateral relations in economic, defence and security fields among others, according to MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar.
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India: Kulbhushan Jadhav forced to parrot Pakistan falsity

The Indian diplomat found Jadhav under "extreme pressure to parrot a false narrative to bolster Pakistan's untenable claims", according to a release issued by the Ministry of External Affairs in New..
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Pakistan offers consular access to Jadhav today

Pakistan has once again offered consular access to Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav. There was no immediate response from MEA, but sources said India would only accept private access - that is,..
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Those excluded from NRC list are not 'Stateless': MEA

"Exclusion from the NRC has no implication on the rights of an individual resident in Assam. For those who are not in the final list will not be detained and will continue to enjoy all the rights as..
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Behave like a normal neighbour, stop sending terrorists: India to Pak

The government has received inputs that Pakistan-based terrorists might infiltrate into India in an attempt to carry out terror attack in Gujarat, the Ministry of External Affairs said in response to a..
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PM Modi holds bilateral talks with Senegal President Macky Sall

Modi met Sall on the sidelines of the G-7 Summit in this southwestern French city and stressed upon "strengthening ties with an important African Partner." "PM @narendramodi met with President Macky..
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Sushma Swaraj transformed MEA, oriented it to 'people's call': PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday that Sushma Swaraj as external affairs minister transformed her ministry from being bound to protocol to one oriented to "people's call" and recalled she..
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As Hong Kong protests intensifies, MEA issues advisory to travellers

The Ministry of External Affairs, in a statement, said, "While operations are likely to resume on August 13, however, flights are likely to continue to be delayed and/or cancelled as it is possible..
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