Friday, 20 May, 2022
TopicMinistry of External Affairs

Topic: Ministry of External Affairs

These are the options India is considering to hit back at Pakistan after Pulwama attack

India has already summoned Pakistan envoy and is looking at recalling its High Commissioner to Islamabad besides stalling Kartarpur Corridor talks.

India issues demarche to US over arrest of Indian students, seeks consular access

This is the first time India has issued a demarche to US since the row over diplomat Devyani Khobragade in 2013.

Passport Seva Kendras to open in all 543 Lok Sabha constituencies by March 2019: VK Singh

The government is trying to ensure that Indian citizens do not face any difficulty in obtaining their passports whether in India or abroad

India’s reality will meet Russia’s nostalgia when Modi gifts Putin 3 MiG-21s

Russia, which buried the MiG-21 in 1985, has asked for 3 aircraft for demonstrations of vintage flying. India, which still uses it, has agreed to the gift.

MEA goofs up, president, VP out of the country at the same time

In an unprecedented situation, President Kovind only returning from tour today while VP Naidu in Chicago for RSS event.

Censorship of Mission Impossible for J&K map: Hyper nationalism or a genuine diplomatic concern?

The information and broadcasting ministry has raised objections to wrongful depiction of J&K’s boundaries in a map shown in Tom Cruise-starrer Mission: Impossible –...

MEA employees lose Rs 92 lakh of provident fund money to online fraud, CBI begins probe

The fraud came to light after an internal review by accounts officials found that software to be hacked by unidentified persons.

The report on Kashmir by UNHRC had no relation with the UN: V.K. Singh

Union Minister of State for External Affairs V. K. Singh labelled the the report to be an individual one. 

Hope for a better future had taken Indians to Mosul. Now, their families have none left

Most of those killed by the IS belonged to landless families, and had taken loans far beyond their means to be able to go abroad to work.

India & Pakistan ‘harass’ each others diplomats, but want to make prisoners’ lives easier

Defunct since 2013, India-Pakistan Judicial Commission for Prisoners likely to be revived, MEA sets the ball rolling.

On Camera

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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.

Defence

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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