Monday, Oct 25, 2021

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EAM S Jaishankar Meets WTO Director, Vice President European Commission

Oct 22, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Union External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar had a meeting with WTO Director Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and Vice President European Commission Frans Timmermans.

100-Crore-Vaccinations: India Wins Global Accolades From WHO, World Leaders

Oct 21, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

India’s historic 100-crore Covid-19 vaccination landmark has won global appreciation with wishes pouring in from WHO and neighbouring countries.

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar Arrives In Israel On His Maiden Visit

The Union External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will hold deliberations with Israel’s top leadership including its President Isaac Herzog and Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, during his five day visit.

Jaishankar In Central Asia Again As India Reaches Out To Afghanistan's Neighbours

Oct 12, 2021 Seema Guha

This is the foreign minister’s third visit to the central Asian region since the crisis in Afghanistan.

How India-Lanka Ties Transformed Despite China’s Looming Economic Presence In The Island Nation

India-Sri Lanka ties have come a long way since the time when Colombo played the China Card.

19 September, 2021

EAM S Jaishankar Discusses Afghan Developments With Saudi Counterpart

Outlook Web Desk

In wide-ranging talks with the visiting Saudi leader, Jaishankar called for further relaxing restrictions on travel from India to the Gulf nation while appreciating the country for the support provided to the Indian community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

11 September, 2021

Jaishankar Holds Talks With Australia’s Marise Payne Ahead Of ‘Two-Plus-Two Dialogue’

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The two Foreign ministers of India and Australia held talks on Saturday ahead of the inaugural 'two-plus-two' ministerial dialogue between both the countries.

10 September, 2021

13th BRICS Summit Pledges To Build On Multilateralism And Reform UN Security Council

Outlook Web Desk

The member states also reiterated their commitment to upholding international law, including the purposes and principles enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations.

09 September, 2021

PM Modi To Chair BRICS Summit, China's Xi Jinping To Attend Via Video

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According to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), the meeting is scheduled to include Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chinese President Xi Jinping, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro.

01 September, 2021

India Holds First Diplomatic Talks With Taliban, Asks Not To Use Afghan Soil For Terrorism

Outlook Web Bureau

The meeting took place at the Indian embassy in Doha at the request of the Taliban side and came two weeks after the outfit seized control of Kabul.

24 August, 2021

Coordinators Confirm At least Ten Positive Covid Cases Amongst Indian Evacuees From Afghanistan

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Union Health Ministry's office memorandum which was issued on Monday said that people arriving from Afghanistan have to undergo a mandatory “minimum 14-day institutional quarantine” at the ITBP facility.


23 August, 2021

On PM Modi's Instruction, Foreign Minister Jaishankar To Brief All Party Leaders On Afghan Situation

Outlook Web Bureau

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said Prime Minister Narendra Modi instructed the Ministry to brief the floor leaders of the political parties on the developments in Afghanistan

20 August, 2021

Jaishankar And Blinken Agree To Continue Coordination, Held Second Meeting In a Week On Afghanistan

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'Productive call with @DrSJaishankar today (Thursday) about Afghanistan. We agreed to continue our close coordination.', US Secretary of State Antony Blinken tweeted after the call.

17 August, 2021

Afghanistan Crisis: India Bringing Back Its Officials From Kabul

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External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said it was decided that the ambassador in Kabul and his Indian staff will move to India immediately in view of the prevailing circumstances.

16 August, 2021

Afghan Crisis: Govt Says Will Help Bring Hindus, Sikhs Stuck In Afghanistan To India

Outlook Correspondent

There is no official word yet on whether the Indian diplomats have been brought back or on the number of Indians stuck in crisis-struck Afghanistan.

05 August, 2021

Indian Student’s Death In Tianjin: Chinese Authorities Probing Circumstances, Says MEA

Outlook Web Bureau

India’s Ministry of External Affairs also said efforts are on to bring home Aman Nagsen's mortal remains as quickly as possible.

23 July, 2021

Afghanistan’s Abdullah-Abdullah Visits Delhi Amid US Withdrawal, Major Gains By Taliban

Outlook Bureau

The reason for Abdullah-Abdullah’s visit to India at this juncture is not known but will raise speculations in Islamabad about the motive.


16 July, 2021

Jaishankar Hits Out At China, Pakistan At Tashkent Conference

Seema Guha

The minister did not name either China or Pakistan nor did he refer to the PoK projects, but the reference was obvious.

Photo Gallery

Pakistan's cricket captain Babar Azam, left, and Mohammad Rizwan celebrate their victory in the Cricket Twenty20 World Cup match between India and Pakistan in Dubai, UAE.

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Pakistan's Mohammad Rizwan runs to celebrate their victory in the Cricket Twenty20 World Cup match between India and Pakistan in Dubai, UAE.

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Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli, centre, hugs Pakistan's Mohammad Rizwan after Pakistan won the the Cricket Twenty20 World Cup match between India and Pakistan in Dubai, UAE.

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India's Mohammed Shami reacts after he was hit by three consecutive boundaries during the Cricket Twenty20 World Cup match between India and Pakistan in Dubai, UAE.

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Pakistan's Mohammad Rizwan reacts after hitting a six during the Cricket Twenty20 World Cup match between India and Pakistan in Dubai, UAE.

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Virat Kohli will step down as T20 captain of India and RCB but that will not take away the fact that he remains a unique leader

Sep 20, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

Taliban: What’s Next For The International Community?

With all foreign soldiers out of Afghanistan, the Taliban is now in a position to do pretty much what it wants.

Sep 13, 2021 Seema Guha

Rising Challenges Of Plagiarism In The Era Of Online Education

It can be a crucial stepping stone to develop young minds to appreciate the importance of practising honesty throughout their academic journey and lay the foundations for successful professional careers.

Sep 12, 2021 Chaitali Moitra

Vaccine Mandates Harm Long-Term Public Health

One can be pro-religion, but against coerced religion; one can be pro-vaccines, but against coercion and mandates

Sep 12, 2021 Kameswari Chebrolu