Saturday, 1 October, 2022

Topic: MEA

Navy monitoring Chinese research vessel headed for Sri Lanka’s Hambantota port

The Yuan Wang 5 is a space-tracking ship used to monitor satellites, rockets and intercontinental ballistic missile launches. Exact purpose of its visit to Hambantota unclear.

Show gratitude to India, Mauritius PM tells oppn as Agalega Island row adds to snooping fire

Mauritius PM Pravind Jugnauth was answering questions posed by leader of opposition Xavier Luc Duval on the Agalega Island and the presence of 'foreign military personnel' there.

Jaishankar likely to hold 1st in-person meet with Taliban foreign minister Muttaqi in Tashkent

External affairs minister is in Uzbekistan for Shanghai Cooperation Organisation foreign ministers’ meeting and is expected to meet Muttaqi on sidelines of main event.

We keep eye on developments having bearing on national security: India

New Delhi: India on Thursday said it keeps an eye on all developments having bearing on national security in the backdrop of reports of...

India will continue to stand by people of Sri Lanka, says MEA Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi

The comments by the Ministry of External Affairs came a day after the Sri Lankan Parliament elected Ranil Wickremesinghe as the country’s president.

India urges ‘early solution’ to Lanka crisis, stresses ‘democratic means’ as Gotabaya resigns

MEA says India assisting and responding to current crisis in Sri Lanka with 'urgency' in order to help Lankans overcome 'hardships arising from the economic situation in the country'. 

‘Completely unwarranted,’ India rebuffs UN Human Rights’ comments on Teesta Setalvad arrest

MEA says OHCHR’s statements constitute ‘an interference in India’s independent judicial system'.

India can engage the Taliban in a constructive way, says Afghan envoy to India Mamundzay

In an exclusive interview to ThePrint, Farid Mamundzay, Afghan envoy to India, said New Delhi can 'encourage' the Taliban to 'accept rule of law'.

Narendra Modi lays foundation stone for Buddhist centre in Nepal’s Lumbini

The India International Centre for Buddhist Culture and Heritage at Lumbini, the birthplace of the Buddha will be NetZero compliant.

India ‘approves’ Japanese commercial plane landing for Ukrainian aid, not military aircraft

MEA says it has allowed Japanese commercial plane to land & pick up humanitarian supplies in Mumbai and also overflight for Self Defense Forces flight.

On Camera


Wild elephants monitored under thermal UAVs in Maharashtra | RESQ Charitable Trust

We monitored wild elephants, leopards in villages with thermal drones first time in Maharashtra

Whether it's monitoring wildlife, mitigating conflict, capturing of wildlife on field, UAVs are effective tools to complement existing on-ground efforts.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.