Last hostage from group of 7 Indians kidnapped in Afghanistan has returned to India: MEA
Thursday, 17 September 2020 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 seven) was released from captivity in Afghanistan and returned to India on September 12, Srivastava said at an online briefing.
With continuous rise in COVID-19 cases, India crossed 49 lakh mark on Sep 15. The spike of 83,809 new cases and 1,054 deaths reported in the last 24 hours. COVID-19 tally stands at 49,30,237 including 9,90,061 active cases, 38,59,400 cured/discharged/migrated and 80,776 deaths. According to Indian...
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MEA Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava informed that Foreign Minister of Nepal is in India to co-chair 6th session of the India- Nepal Joint Commission meeting on Jan 15. "The Foreign Minister of Nepal is here to co-chair the 6th session of the India-Nepal Joint Commission meeting tomorrow. We look forward to having constructive discussions on many of our bilateral agendas," said Anurag Srivastava.
Ministry of external affairs spokesperson Anurag Srivastava spoke on India’s plan on sharing vaccines with neighboring countries. Srivastava said that India has been at the forefront of responding to the global fight against the coronavirus pandemic. The spokesperson added that India feels cooperation with its neighbors as its duty. “We have provided medicines and essential supplies in the neighboring countries,” Srivastava said. “PM Modi’s announcement over India’s vaccine delivery capacity needs to be noted,” he added. Watch the full video for more details.
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Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava reacted on ships carrying Australian coal and operated by foreign crew, including Indians, stranded at Chinese ports. He said, "Indian Ambassador has spoken to Chinese Vice Foreign Minister and requested for early approval of crew change of stranded vessels," "But due to strict COVID control protocols, the steps detailed by Chinese authorities have to be complied with by shipping companies. We are also exploring alternative options with the Chinese authorities," he said.
India began its eighth tenure as a non-permanent member in the United Nations Security Council on 4th January, 2021. A flag installation ceremony was held to formalise the term. Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations, Ambassador T. S. Tirumurti said that India will be a voice for the developing world and it will not shy away from raising its voice against the common enemies of humanity like terrorism. India will be chairing 3 key subsidiary bodies of Taliban sanctions committee, Counter Terrorism committee (for 2022) and Libya sanctions committee. Indian foreign secretary Harsh Shringla also participated in an open debate titled "Challenges on maintaining peace and security in fragile contexts." India promises to speak out against terrorism and will offer solutions in matters of international peace and security. India advocates for a permanent UN Security Council seat for African Continent and has condemned the cowardly terror attack in Niger that killed over 100 people.
The 4th edition of India-Japan maritime bilateral exercise JIMEX, between the Indian Navy and Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF), completed three days of exercise, on Monday. It was held in..
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India's total recoveries crossed 50-lakh mark on September 28. The last 10 lakh recoveries were added in just 11 days. Meanwhile, India's COVID-19 tally crossed 60-lakh mark with a spike of 82,170 new..