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Ministry of External Affairs (India)

Runs the diplomatic relations of the Republic of India with other countries

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Ministry of External Affairs (India): Runs the diplomatic relations of the Republic of India with other countries
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 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.


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).
DNA - Published

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.
DNA - Published

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."
DNA - Published

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".
DNA - Published

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.
DNA - Published

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..
DNA - Published

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,..
IndiaTimes - Published

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..
DNA - Published

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..
DNA - Published

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..
IndiaTimes - Published

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..
IndiaTimes - Published

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..
DNA - Published

Jaishankar to attend second India-China HLM meeting during visit to Beijing: Ministry of External Affairs

The three-day visit from August 11-13 will prepare the ground for the second informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping
DNA - Published

President Ram Nath Kovind embarks on state visit to three West African countries

Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar today posted a video clip of the President getting on an Air India jet for this purpose.
DNA - Published

Iran releases 9 of 12 detained Indian sailors: MEA

Iran has released nine out of the 12 Indian crew members who were detained on board a vessel named MT Riah, the External Affairs Ministry said on Friday.
DNA - Published

India rubbishes Trump's claim that PM Modi requested mediation on Kashmir

In a later night statement, the spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs Raveesh Kumar in a tweet said, "No such request has been made by PM Narendra Modi to US President. It has been India's..
DNA - Published

India to counter Pakistan propaganda on J&K

The MoD has says that the Indian Army is proactively engaging with the Ministry of External Affairs and Ministry of Home Affairs to counter propaganda both at international and national forums
DNA - Published

Kulbhushan Jadhav case: Pakistan lying due to its compulsions, says Ministry of External Affairs

Raveesh Kumar dismisses Pak's claims of victory, says 'read correct verdict'
DNA - Published

ICJ verdict in Jadhav case complete vindication of India's stand: MEA

India has said the verdict of the ICJ in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case is a complete vindication of its stand and it is incumbent on Pakistan to implement the ruling. MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said..
IndiaTimes - Published

Expect Pak to effect ICJ verdict immediately: Ministry of External Affairs

India has urged Pakistan to immediately provide consular access to Jadhav, as per the court's directive
DNA - Published

2,110 Indian prisoners repatriated from Pakistan since 2014: Govt

India has been successful in securing the release and repatriation of 2,110 Indian prisoners, including fishermen, from Pakistan's custody since 2014 due to its persistent efforts, the Ministry of..
DNA - Published

Five of 21 Indian seafarers on board MT Afra Oak released by Indonesian Navy

In a letter to the Ministry of External Affairs and Indonesian authorities, the ship crew said the Indonesia Navy, Immigration and other authorities had considered their grievance seriously. “We,..
IndiaTimes - Published

Kartarpur talks: Pak agrees to India's demand of bridge construction to tackle possible flooding in Dera Baba Nanak

"Pakistan side agreed, in principle, to build a bridge at the earliest," read a statement issued by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) following the second round of Kartarupur Corridor talks.
DNA - Published

Vikas Swarup appointed Secretary of Overseas Indian Affairs

Vikas Swarup, a 1986-batch officer of the Indian Foreign Service, is at present India's High Commissioner in Ottawa. He has been appointed as the Secretary, (consular, passport, visa and Overseas..
IndiaTimes - Published

Don't think we need to take it seriously: MEA dismisses Al Qaeda's threat on Kashmir

India has the capability of taking care of its territorial integrity and sovereignty and there is no need to take seriously the threats on Kashmir by al Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri, the External..
DNA - Published

Conveyed expectation for non-discriminatory H-1B visa programme to US: MEA

Replying to a question in the Lok Sabha on action taken by the government to safeguard the interests of Indian Citizens working in the US, Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan said..
IndiaTimes - Published

MEA, embassies get 4,700 plaints in 3 yrs

Despite the steps taken to address the grievances of women harassed, or simply dumped, by their NRI husbands, the MEA and Indian missions abroad have been flooded by complaints from distressed Indian..
IndiaTimes - Published

India slams UN rights office report on J&K as continuation of 'false narrative'

Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said in New Delhi that the update of the earlier OHCHR report is "merely a continuation of the earlier false and motivated narrative" on the..
IndiaTimes - Published

India slams Pak action on Hafiz Saeed

MEA spokesperson calls FIR against JuD chief 'cosmetic steps', demands credible results
DNA - Published

MEA proposed manufacture of e-passports on priority: Jaishankar

Speaking at the seventh Passport Seva Divas, Jaishankar said the ministry has initiated discussions with the 'India Security Press' regarding the project for issuing chip-enabled e-passports to the..
IndiaTimes - Published

PM Narendra Modi to attend G-20 next week; financial stability, black money, terrorism to top India's agenda

The summit will also be attended by Heads of State or government of member countries, EU and other invited nations and international organizations, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said.
IndiaTimes - Published

In reply to letter, PM Narendra Modi tells Imran Khan to banish terror

The Ministry of External Affairs clarified that there is no change in Pakistani policy by New Delhi and Pakistan needs to take verifiable and irreversible action on terror for talks to happen
DNA - Published

PM Modi called for early Kartarpur Corridor operationalisation in letter to Imran Khan: MEA

PM Modi, in a letter written in response to a congratulatory message by his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan, has called for "early operationalisation of the Kartarpur corridor which is functional all..
IndiaTimes - Published

US secretary of state Michael Pompeo to visit India from June 25-27: MEA

US secretary of state Michael Pompeo will be visiting India from June 25-27, the first high-level engagement between the two countries since the election, the external affairs ministry said. During his..
IndiaTimes - Published

PM Modi's aircraft not to use Pakistan airspace to fly to Bishkek for SCO Summit, says MEA

India requested Pakistan to let Modi's aircraft fly over its airspace when he travels to Bishkek. Pakistan accorded an "in principle" approval to India's request.
DNA - Published

Jaishankar to embark on first bilateral visit to Bhutan today

The visit reflects the importance that India attaches to its bilateral relationship with Bhutan, a close friend, and neighbour, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said in a press statement.
IndiaTimes - Published

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Imran Khan won't meet at SCO in Kyrgyzstan

The Ministry of External Affairs denied the possibility of a meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistan premier Imran Khan at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit in..
DNA - Published

S Jaishankar first foreign visit will be Bhutan: Ministry of External Affairs

Ministry of External Affairs says that the visit reflects the importance that India attaches to its bilateral relationship with Bhutan, a close friend and neighbour
DNA - Published

PM Narendra Modi to visit Maldives and Sri Lanka, declares Ministry of External Affairs

This will be his first foriegn visit in his second term.
DNA - Published

India & China planning 2nd informal summit in October: Ministry of External Affairs

The two sides are in touch through diplomatic channels to finalise the date and venue for the meeting. Details about the visit will be announced in due course after they are finalised, says MEA
DNA - Published

Lok Sabha Election Results 2019: 93.9% NRIs in US support Narendra Modi's re-election, give thumbs up to Sushma Swaraj's ministry, finds survey

Non-Resident Indians living in the US overwhelmingly supported Prime Minister Narendra Modi's re-election in the recently-concluded general elections and gave a near-perfect score to the Ministry of..
Firstpost - Published

BIMSTEC countries confirm participation in Modi's swearing-in ceremony

MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said President of Bangladesh Abdul Hamid, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, and Prime Minister of Nepal K P Sharma Oli have confirmed their participation at..
DNA - Published

Kyrgyz president, Mauritius PM, BIMSTEC leaders invited for Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony, says MEA

The invitation to leaders of BIMSTEC member states for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony on 30 May is in line with the government's focus on the 'neighbourhood first' policy, Ministry..
Firstpost - Published

Mehbooba welcomes Imran Khan's call to PM Modi, says dialogue only way forward

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday welcomed Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's call to his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi, saying dialogue is the only way forward to..
IndiaTimes - Published

India, China talk vexing Masood Azhar issue

Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar confirmed that India shared all evidence of terrorist activities of JeM and Azhar with China
DNA - Published

Foreign secretary Gokhale raises issue of Azhar's listing with China

India has shared with China all evidences of terror activities of JeM and its leader Azhar, MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said in response to a question whether listing of Azhar was raised during..
IndiaTimes - Published

MEA confirms six Indians dead in Sri Lanka blasts; Sushma Swaraj identifies two more bodies after Easter Sunday attacks

Six Indians were killed in a string of eight powerful blasts in Sri Lanka, which struck three churches and luxury hotels frequented by foreigners, on Easter Sunday.
Firstpost - Published

Sri Lanka blasts LIVE updates: MEA confirms death of two JD(S) workers, 5 others missing after blast in Colombo's Shangri La hotel

Sri Lanka blasts LIVE updates: The Ministry of External Affairs has confirmed that two JD(S) workers have died in the blast that occurred in Sri Lanka's capital Colombo on Easter Sunday.
Firstpost - Published

Rohingya deportation: India slams UN human rights experts' condemnation

Ministry of external affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar, while responding to a query, also claimed that New Delhi's action is in accordance with Indian laws
DNA - Published

Nirav Modi's extradition case to begin after May 30: MEA

India has said that extradition case of fugitive Nirav Modi will be taken by UK court on a day after 30th May. Nirav who is involved in Rs 13,000 cr scam in India's public sector Punjab National Bank..
DNA - Published

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