Friday, 27 May, 2022
TopicMinistry of External Affairs

Topic: Ministry of External Affairs

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.

India to prioritise granting visas to women activists, students, NGO workers from Afghanistan

Priority will also be given to those who supported India in rolling out various welfare and development projects in Afghanistan, sources said.

4 Indian teachers stuck in Kabul appeal for immediate evacuation from Afghanistan

All four teachers, who were teaching at the Bakhtar University in Kabul, are inside the university campus & waiting for a 'positive development' from the Indian embassy or the govt.

IAF airlifts Indian ambassador, officials from Afghanistan following Taliban takeover

An Indian Air Force C-17 heavy-lift transport aircraft brought back some personnel to India Monday and Tuesday’s flight is the second one.

India-China military talks constructive, both sides agreed to resolve Ladakh issue: MEA

MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said the 12th round of military talks, the two sides had 'in-depth exchange' of views on eastern Ladakh row relating to disengagement of troops.

India will share its vision, perspectives on Afghanistan at UNSC meet on 6 Aug, MEA says

The decision to hold the meet under Indian presidency came 2 days after EAM Jaishankar spoke to his Afghan counterpart on convening an emergency session to stop Taliban’s violence.

On Camera

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Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and former PM Imran Khan | Photos from Facebook

Jinnah said Pakistan would be a ‘laboratory’. Experiments by Imran, Shehbaz prove him so right

If Yasin Malik’s sentence is a call for condemnation, then why is the establishment forgetting Hafiz Saeed? But neither Shehbaz nor Imran Khan would take note.

RBI sets aside more money for rainy day, payout drops

The central bank approved the transfer of 303.1 billion rupees to the government from its surplus funds, a third of the 991.2 billion rupees it had given last year.

Defence

NSA Ajit Doval with NSAs from the other countries at the meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Photo: Courtesy the NSA's office

NSA Ajit Doval pushes for ‘terror free’ Afghanistan, says India stands with Afghan people

Doval's comments came at 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisors from Tajikistan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan & China.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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