Tuesday, 29 November, 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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Italian PM vows cooperation during India's G20 presidency

India can open a new chapter in ties with Italy. Rome knows real intent of China’s outreach

India and Italy can easily support each other in gaining access to areas where they have limited presence, and should also relaunch the discussion of the trilateral partnership with Japan.
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GDP data this week will indicate FY23 outlook. But analysis shows growth still below pre-Covid yrs

Analysis of industrial & consumer data not included in usual ‘high-frequency indicators’ shows although demand seems to have recovered from pandemic, it remains weak.

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Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.