Afghanistan as a major stakeholder will be invited for this meeting." On being asked about the Pakistan leadership accusing India of conducting 'False Flag' operation, Srivastava added, "It has become a daily routine of Pakistan's leadership to make such fictitious and humorous statements.
There is no basis for such statements and should be ignored."
MEA Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava informed that there will be no foreign head of state or government as chief guest on Republic Day due to pandemic. "Due to the global COVID-19 situation, it has been decided that this year, there will not be any foreign head of state or government as the chief guest for our Republic Day event," said Anurag Srivastava.
MEA Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava during a press brief said India and China maintain close cooperation through diplomatic and military channels to ensure disengagements at LAC. He also informed that both sides have agreed to hold another meeting in the same regards. "India and China maintain close cooperation through diplomatic and military channels to ensure disengagements at friction points along LAC. Latest round of WMCC was on Dec 18. Both sides agreed to hold another senior commanders meeting and are in constant touch in this regard," said MEA Spokesperson.
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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Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel accused BJP of maligning any sort of protests. Baghel said that BJP called them Pakistani, Khalistani and even alleged them of being middleman's broker, but they won't be successful in their attempts in suppressing farmers. CM Bhupesh Baghel said, "Whenever there's a protest, BJP tries to malign it. As for protesting farmers, sometimes they (BJP) called them Pakistani or Khalistani. They even alleged that farmers are middleman's broker. NIA's notice has also been sent to the houses of the protesting farmers. Regardless of their attempts to suppress, farmers won't be scared."
Placards of PM Modi and several other world leaders were seen at a pro-freedom rally organised in Sann area of Pakistan’s Sindh. The rally had been organised on the birth anniversary of GM Syed, one of the founding fathers of modern Sindh nationalism. Protesters said that Sindh had been illegally handed over to Pakistan in 1947 and raised slogans for Sindhudesh. There are several nationalist parties in Sindh, who are advocating for a free Sindh nation at various international platforms. Sindhudesh is a demand of a separate homeland for Sindhis which emerged in 1967 under the leadership of G M Syed and Pir Ali Mohammed Rashdi. Watch the full video for all the 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.