Thursday, 19 May, 2022
TopicExternal Affairs Ministry

Topic: External Affairs Ministry

Our defence is strong, says India on reports that Chinese hackers targeted Ladakh power grid

Power Minister R.K. Singh said protocols were put in place as far back in 2018 following previous attacks on the power-supply system.

Indian students near Kharkiv ‘not aware of hostage situation’, hours after Putin repeats claim

Ministry of External Affairs had dismissed claims of Indian students held hostage by Ukrainian army in Kharkiv. Soon after, Russian President Vladimir Putin made claim again Thursday.

Govt sends team to Ukraine borders to help evacuate Indians stuck in crisis-hit nation

The Ministry of External Affairs said teams are being sent to land borders with Ukraine in Hungary, Poland, Slovak Republic and Romania.

IFS can’t take cues from ‘IT cell’ to attack US media. There’s no global ‘Lutyens lobby’

Jaishankar is a patriot and honourable man. He cannot be pleased to make excuses for ‘gau rakshaks’ or criminals who have entered politics.

‘India believes in rule-based order’, says MoS Lekhi on Russia-Ukraine crisis

Minister of State for External Affairs Meenakshi Lekhi said Indian embassy in Ukraine is in touch with citizens to 'help them out' with evacuation.

India will facilitate repatriation of Hindu & Sikhs who want to leave Afghanistan, says MEA

MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said Indian government will take all steps to ensure the safety and security of Indian nationals and its interests in Afghanistan.

India summons Pakistani charge d’affaires & lodges protest over ransacking of Hindu temple

MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said India also conveyed its grave concerns over continued attacks on the freedom of religion of the minority communities in Pakistan.

We desire normal relations with all our neighbours including Pakistan, says India

MEA also said Pakistan should take credible action to not allow any territory under its control to be used for cross-border terrorism against India.

Ajit Doval proposes ‘action plan’ against Pakistan-based terror outfits at SCO’s NSA meet

The NSA meeting ended in Dushanbe Thursday. Doval’s move comes a day ahead of global terror financing watchdog’s final call on whether or not to take action against Pakistan for terror financing.

1,799 oxygen cylinders, 1.36 lakh remdesivir vials — India receives Covid aid from 14 nations

According to external affairs ministry, 14 countries have supplied India with emergency aid — from oxygen cylinders, ventilators to drugs. ThePrint gives you the full list.

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PT Pertamina Balongan refinery in Indramayu, Indonesia | Representational | Bloomberg

Asian refiners to ramp up gasoline exports to US as sky-high prices beckon

In Asia, gasoline margins have doubled to more than $33 a barrel since the end of March and have edged above those for diesel, which have eased from a peak in early May.

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File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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