Friday, 19 August, 2022
TopicExternal Affairs Ministry

Topic: External Affairs Ministry

PM’s b’day wish to Dalai Lama should be seen in overall context, MEA on China criticism

The comments by External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi came following questions asked about China's reaction to Modi's phone conversation with the Dalai Lama on his 87th birthday.

India reopens embassy in Kabul, sends ‘technical team’ with relief material for Afghanistan

According to the External Affairs Ministry, the decision to have a diplomatic presence in Kabul was taken keeping in mind ‘historical and civilisational relationship’ with Afghans.

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.

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Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

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Su-57, the Russian 5th generation fighter aircraft Photo by Snehesh Alex Philip

Russia wants to build next generation tanks, submarines with India

As the second regiment of the S-400 Triumf air defence system starts getting delivered, Russia said it expects the serial production of AK 203 rifles in Amethi to begin in late 2022-early 2023.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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