Tuesday, 18 January, 2022
TopicMinistry of External Affairs

Topic: Ministry of External Affairs

Foreign Secy Shringla meets Bhutan minister to review economic ties, hydropower sector

The meeting took place in New Delhi Monday during Minister for Economic Affairs of Bhutan Lyonpo Loknath Sharma's visit to India.

India sends 3rd batch of medical assistance to Afghanistan containing 5 lakh Covid vaccines

India also sent 1.6 tons of medical assistance to Afghanistan through WHO, the MEA said, adding that it stands committed to continuing a 'special relationship' with the Afghan people.

Trincomalee oil tank project will boost bilateral energy ties with Sri Lanka: MEA

While briefing the media, MEA spokesmen Arindam Bagchi stressed that energy security is an 'important area' in India-Sri Lanka ties.

India in touch with Pakistan to send wheat, medical supplies to Afghanistan, MEA says

MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said India is committed to sending 50,000 metric tons of wheat and other medical supplies to Afghanistan via land route.

India-US 2+2 dialogue unlikely this year, details being worked out, MEA says

MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said India looks forward to the next 2+2 ministerial meeting with the US but a date hasn't been finalised yet. The meeting is to be hosted by the US.

MEA refutes media report speculating BIMSTEC leaders as chief guests for Republic Day 2022

BIMSTEC is a subregional grouping consisting of seven South Asian countries — India, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, and Thailand.

‘Codifies shortcomings’: India on Pakistan’s law allowing Kulbhushan Jadhav right to appeal

MEA said Pakistan continues to deny unimpeded and unhindered consular access to Jadhav and has failed to create an atmosphere in which a fair trial can be conducted.

Over 1,500 Indian pilgrims to visit Pakistan from 17 to 26 November ahead of Gurupurab

Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said the pilgrims' jatha will visit Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, Sri Panja Sahib, Dera Sahib, Kartarpur Sahib & Gurdwara Sacha Sauda.

India hasn’t accepted China’s illegal occupation or unjustified claims, says MEA

Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Arindam Bagchi says it has taken note of US report that referred to construction activities by China along the LAC in Arunachal Pradesh.

Need to ensure Afghan soil is not used for terror activities against India: Arindam Bagchi

Referring to the meeting between the Indian Ambassador to Qatar & a top Taliban leader two days ago, MEA spokesperson Thursday said that they received a 'positive' response.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of PM Narendra Modi with his Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa in New Delhi | Bloomberg

Sri Lanka in ‘debt trap’, India’s response shows pushback against China has begun

While China waits for a Hambantota Port-like 'takeover' of Colombo port city, India has responded with great alacrity to Sri Lanka’s financial needs.

Max Healthcare to invest Rs 3,400 crore to double India capacity over next 4 years

The investment will help boost capacity at existing hospitals as well as augment the firm’s land holdings. The plans come in the backdrop of repeated virus outbreaks in India.

Defence

National Defence Academy | Twitter | Headquarters Integrated Defence Staff

Why was number of women cadets for NDA fixed at 19 in 2022, same as 2021, SC asks Centre

UPSC notification issued December 2021 says first phase of NDA exam for 2022 scheduled in April. Notification declares 19 women candidates will be chosen out of 400 successful ones.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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