Thursday, 19 May, 2022
TopicMinistry of External Affairs

Topic: Ministry of External Affairs

As Indian govt issues urgent advisories to leave Kharkiv, 4,000 students remain in bomb shelters

Though some have started taking trains to Lviv, many are unsure if they can safely make it due to the breakdown of public transport, and the threat of air raids.

Over 8,000 stranded Indians have left Ukraine, Moldova new land route for evacuation

MEA Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi says as of now six evacuation flights have landed in India, bringing back around 1,400 citizens.

In Naya MEA, why Jaishankar’s cool quotient and India’s muscular foreign policy are similar

Modi’s ambitious identification of national interest with himself is so complete, it would be silly to be surprised over the politicisation of India’s foreign policy.

No immediate plan to evacuate Indians from Ukraine, focussing on ensuring safety, says MEA

Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Bagchi says no special flights are being arranged and Indian carriers are encouraged to operate charter flights between Ukraine and India.

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.

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