Monday, 23 May, 2022
TopicMinistry of External Affairs

Topic: Ministry of External Affairs

India again presses China for early resolution of remaining issues on LAC standoff

During a meeting last week in Dushanbe, Jaishankar had told his Chinese counterpart that any unilateral change in the status quo along LAC was 'unacceptable' to India.

Jaishankar to visit Tajikistan on 13-14 July for SCO Council of Foreign Ministers meet

During the visit, the external affairs minister will also attend the meeting of the SCO contact group on Afghanistan, which will also see the participation of the Afghanistan government.

India prepares contingency plan as Taliban gain ground, evacuates staff from Kandahar consulate

As many as 50 Indian diplomatic staff came back late Saturday night on evacuation flights. Taliban have overrun vast swathes of Afghanistan as US pulls out.

India warns OIC against use by ‘vested interests’ after Muslim nation group’s Kashmir remarks

MEA weighs in on meeting between Indian diplomat Ausaf Sayeed and OIC Secretary-General, says it was held to ‘correct some misperceptions about India’.

India rejects international criticism over handling of activist Stan Swamy’s arrest, death

MEA spokesperson said India remains committed to the promotion and protection of the human rights of all its citizens and that due process was followed in Swamy's case.

India asks Pakistan to probe ‘breach of security’ as drone spotted over Indian High Commission

26 June sighting of drone over Indian High Commission in Islamabad assumes importance as it happened a day before two drones dropped explosives on Jammu air force station.

With China funding Colombo Port City, India urges Sri Lanka to be ‘mindful’ of bilateral ties

Sri Lanka passed a bill last month which will establish Colombo Port City Special Economic Zone & Colombo Port City Economic Commission under a $1.4 bn deal funded by China.

Jaishankar arrives in Kenya on bilateral visit to strengthen ties

Jaishankar and his Kenyan counterpart Amb Raychelle Omamo, will hold the 3rd meeting of the India Kenya Joint Commission, which will review all aspects of the bilateral relationship.

India’s abstention at UNHRC on Gaza violence resolution not new, says MEA spokesperson

The Palestinian foreign minister wrote to S Jaishankar on India's abstention. Palestine wrote similar letters to all countries who abstained, MEA Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said.

All efforts will continue to bring back Mehul Choksi to India, says MEA

MEA Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi was replying to a batch of questions regarding fugitive businessman Choksi, who had fled to Antigua but was recently found in Dominica.

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Galle Face Green the popular promenade in Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo has become ground zero for the protest against the Gotabaya Rajapaksa government. | Photo: Regina Mihindukulasuriya

Sri Lanka may be a teaser for a global default crisis

Global markets see Sri Lanka as an omen for more defaults in the developing world as countries face a growing, post-Covid debt burden.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

Defence

Representational image of drone. | Photo: Mark Kauzlarich | Bloomberg

As drones usher in new era of warfare, India’s growing UAV industry begins to take flight

With a growing indigenous base of drone manufacturers and exporters, and incentives from government, industry sentiment is bullish. However, some concerns remain. 

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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