Tuesday, Nov 29, 2022

Ministry of External Affairs (MEA)

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

Oct 04, 2021 Seema Guha

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

EAM S Jaishankar Discusses Afghan Developments With Saudi Counterpart

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.

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

Sep 11, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

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.

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

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

Outlook Web Desk

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

Outlook Web Desk

'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.

13 June, 2021

India-S Africa Proposal For Patent Waiver On Covid Vaccines Gets Widespread Support At G7: MEA

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a virtual address at an inaugural outreach session of the G7 summit, sought the support of the grouping to lift patent protections for Covid-19 vaccines.

11 June, 2021

Will Take Up Issue Of Indian Students Unable To Travel To Foreign Countries With Govts Concerned: MEA

Outlook Web Bureau

An MEA spokesperson said the ministry is aware of the challenges being faced by the Indian students due to the restrictions put in place to curb the spread of Covid-19.


03 June, 2021

Will Continue Efforts To Bring Back Mehul Choksi: Centre

Outlook Web Bureau

'We will continue to make all efforts so that he (Mehul Choksi) is brought back to India', said MEA in a statement.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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