Sunday, 2 October, 2022
TopicThe Ministry of External Affairs

Topic: The Ministry of External Affairs

Continuation of high-level violence remains a concern, Afghan leader Abdullah Abdullah says

The influential Afghan leader met PM Modi Thursday, lauded India’s stance on participating only in Afghan govt-led US-Taliban peace talks.

Negotiation is the way forward with China, says India amid rising tensions at LAC

It is clear that the situation witnessed in the past four months is a result of the actions taken by China that sought to effect unilateral change of status quo, says MEA.

India seeks more engagement with China on border row, envoy Misri meets top Chinese officials

More diplomatic, commanders-level meetings will take place between India and China as the disengagement process turns ‘complex’, says MEA.

India, China hold diplomatic talks over LAC, agree on ‘overall development’ of bilateral ties

India-China Senior Commanders will meet soon to discuss further steps to ensure complete disengagement and de-escalation in a timely manner, an MEA statement said.

Doval spoke on India’s territorial integrity in talks with Chinese foreign minister: MEA

MEA also said during talks between Ajit Doval & Wang Yi, the NSA categorically conveyed India’s position on the recent developments along LAC, including in Galwan Valley area.

Foreign firms have to follow India’s rules pertaining to data security and privacy: MEA

MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said India has adopted a very ‘open regime’ for attracting FDIs, but global companies have to abide by the country’s rules.

China departed from LAC consensus, wanted to unilaterally change status quo, says India

According to the MEA, the ‘violent face-off’ could have been avoided if the agreement that was reached at the higher level was ‘scrupulously followed by the Chinese side’.

India will resolve border standoff with China ‘peacefully’ via dialogue, says MEA

MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said India is committed to maintaining peace along the borders, but also remains firm to ensure national security.

15,000 Indians stranded abroad to be brought back on ‘compelling grounds’

A total of 64 flights will be operated from 12 countries. Passengers would be charged Rs 50,000 each for London-Delhi flight & Rs 1 lakh from the US.

Modi govt to bring back Indians stuck abroad from 7 May — on ‘payment basis’ and in phases

In the first phase, only those Indians, who are facing financial difficulties and having medical emergencies, will be repatriated.

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Wild elephants monitored under thermal UAVs in Maharashtra | RESQ Charitable Trust

We monitored wild elephants, leopards in villages with thermal drones first time in Maharashtra

Whether it's monitoring wildlife, mitigating conflict, capturing of wildlife on field, UAVs are effective tools to complement existing on-ground efforts.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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