S M Krishna

  • India, Pakistan to liberalise business visa norms September 4, 2012

    New Delhi: In a bid to strengthen bilateral economic relations, India and Pakistan will soon sign agreements for liberalising visa norms for business travellers, Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma said on Tuesday. "From our side, it is ready and it will be signed soon," Sharma said at an IndiaPakistan Parliamentary...
  • India raises Jundal, Pak says it needs evidence July 5, 2012

    New Delhi: Arrested LashkareToiba (LeT) operative and 26/11 handler Abu Jundal was in focus during the IndiaPakistan talks that concluded on Thursday. The neighbouring nation asked for evidence that Jundal was a Pakistanbacked terrorist. It also denied that state actors were involved in the Mumbai attacks. Clearly, India's pressure on 26/11...
  • India corners Pak on 26/11, Jundal's link July 4, 2012

    New Delhi: The last round of the IndoPak Foreign Secretary level talks start on Wednesday and New Delhi is likely to up the ante on the 26/11 probe. Ahead of the talks, India is setting the stage to talk tough on terror and the 26/11 investigations. Sources say India will...
  • India ups the ante on Jundal, asks Pak to act July 3, 2012

    New Delhi: India on Tuesday raised the pitch on the confessions of 2008 Mumbai attacks handler Abu Jundal confessions, ahead of the Foreign Secretary level talks in the capital. Ministry of Home Affairs officials have said that copies of Jundal's Pakistani passport and identity card will be handed over to...
  • World View: IndiaUS strategic dialogue more hype than substance? June 23, 2012

    Segment 1 Hello and welcome to World View with me Suhasini Haider. Tonight the IndiaUS strategic relationship; does it go beyond just business and all the bonhomie. With me in the studio is Michael Pelletier, he is the spokesperson of the US embassy, here in India. Also, External Affairs Minister SM...
  • Krishna, Hillary meet ahead of IndiaUS strategic dialogue June 14, 2012

    Before the kickoff of the strategic dialogue, the two leaders had a bilateral meeting at the State Department, which lasted for nearly an hour, against the scheduled time of 30 minutes. ...
  • IndiaUS strategic dialogue more hype than substance? June 16, 2012

    The United States and India agreed on Wednesday to deepen cooperation in defence, maritime security and cyber security, with Washington highlighting what it said was a 'closer convergence' of strategic interests. But was it more hype than substance?...
  • India shall overcome, Krishna tells US business June 13, 2012

    Washington: As India and the US begin their strategic dialogue, India has insisted it will restore investor confidence and regain economic momentum even as a top White House official voiced US businesses' "worrisome" mood. "In an era of global interdependence, not everything is within the powers of national governments," Indian External...
  • Krishna meets his Chinese counterpart Yang Jeichi June 7, 2012

    Foreign Minister S M Krishna is on a threeday visit to attend the 12th summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation. ...
  • MEA, MHA clash over EU envoys' Nagaland visit May 14, 2012

    New Delhi: There is a clash between the Ministry of External Affairs and the Home Minister over a visit of eight ambassadors from European Union countries to Nagaland. The Home Ministry has written a letter to the MEA, claiming it was not informed by the ministry of the delegation visiting the...
  • The Last Word: How significant are Hillary's comments about Hafiz May 8, 2012

    Hillary Clinton ends the American flipflops on Hafiz Saeed, saying he masterminded the 26/11 attacks. ...
  • India, Pakistan to liberalise visa regime: Krishna April 25, 2012

    New Delhi: India and Pakistan are likely to sign a "liberalised visa agreement" when home secretaries of the two countries meet in Islamabad in May, External Affairs Minister S M Krishna said on Wednesday. Krishna was speaking in the Lok Sabha on the April 8 daylong visit of Pakistan President Asif...
  • All is well that ends well: Krishna on Norway custody row April 24, 2012

    External Affairs Minister S M Krishna on Tuesday thanked the Norway authorities for sending NRI kids back to India. ...
  • Foreign Ministers of India, China to meet on Friday April 12, 2012

    New Delhi: Foreign Ministers of India and China will meet on Friday for a bilateral meeting in Moscow during which important international issues and terrorism in the region are likely to figure. The meeting between External Affairs Minister S M Krishna and his Chinese counterpart Yang Jiechi will come on the...
  • Govt plans to do away with Haj subsidy: Krishna April 2, 2012

    Kochi: Minister of External Affairs S M Krishna has suggested that the Union government is planning to do away with the subsidy given on Haj pilgrimage. Talking to reporters in Kochi on Monday, the External Affairs Minister said that a number of Muslim organizations had demanded the abolition of the...
  • SL urges India to rethink on war crime motion March 20, 2012

    New Delhi: Sri Lanka Foreign Minister Gamini Peiris on Tuesday called up his Indian counterpart S M Krishna over Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's statement that India might vote in support of the USbacked resolution. The Lankan Foreign Minister asked India to reconsider its decision to vote against Sri Lanka. The country,...
  • Mining case: Hearing on Krishna's plea on Thursday December 14, 2011

    Bangalore: The Karnataka High Court will on Thursday hear External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna's plea to dismiss an illegal mining case against him. Justice B.V. Pinto, who on Wednesday took up Krishna's petition, adjourned the hearing to Thursday as the former chief minister's lawyer sought time. Krishna filed the petition on...
  • Krishna moves HC in illegal mining case December 9, 2011

    Bangalore: External Affairs Minister S M Krishna on Friday petitioned the Karnataka High Court to quash the illegal mining case against him, a day after police launched a probe into his alleged role in illegal mining when he was chief minister 19992004. The high court is likely to hear the...
  • India needs to be firm with Pak: Parthasarathy November 26, 2011

    G Parthasarathy welcomed the statement of S M Krishna on 26/11, but added that India needed to be firm with Pakistan. ...
  • Krishna attends reception hosted by Khar in NY September 27, 2011

    New York: In a departure from protocol, External Affairs Minister S M Krishna attended a reception hosted by his Pakistani counterpart Hina Rabbani Khar here, after which he said such gestures will go a long way in improving IndoPak ties. Krishna met Khar briefly at the reception organised by the Pakistani...
  • Krishna meets Khar in US, expresses happiness September 27, 2011

    New York: Expressing happiness over meeting his Pakistani counterpart Hina Rabbani Khar at a reception in New York on Tuesday, External Affairs Minister S M Krishna said such social exchanges would go a long way in normalising relations with the neighbouring country. Krishna met Khar briefly at a reception hosted by...
  • Krishna likely to meet Clinton on Monday September 24, 2011

    New York: With a meeting between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and US President Barack Obama not taking place on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, a meeting is being arranged between External Affairs Minister S M Krishna and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in New York on Monday. "We are...
  • The celebrities who 'follow' Sathya Sai April 24, 2011

    New Delhi: Former prime ministers, presidents, actors and politicians the fan following of god man Sathya Sai runs into several columns of the world's who's who. The man who claims to have performed several miracles including bringing two dead men back to life, counts top businessmen and even the country's...
  • Govt to evacuate Indians from Libya February 22, 2011

    New Delhi: With rising death toll in antigovernment protests in Libya, government today decided to evacuate its nationals numbering about 18,000 from Libya. "Arrangements for air and sea evacuation of our nationals from Libya are being finalised," Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao said. Rao, along with other top officials from other ministries...
  • Krishna meets PM on civil unrest in Wasia February 21, 2011

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister S M Krishna today met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh against the backdrop of violent protests in Gulf, West Asian and North African regions which is home to lakhs of Indians. Krishna is understood to have briefed Singh on the various steps taken by his Ministry to...
  • SAARC revisits Visa Exemption Scheme February 9, 2011

    Thimphu: Eight South Asian countries, including India on Wednesday approved a proposal to exempt 19 categories of people from visa requirement and agreed on a liberalised scheme under which select journalists, business persons and sportspersons can be given longterm multientry visas after prior clearance. A meeting of SAARC Foreign Ministers, attended...
  • WikiLeaks claims cyber attack ahead of expose November 29, 2010

    New DelhiWhistleblowing website WikiLeaks claimed it is under attack from a computerhacking operation ahead of release of secret US documents. "El Pais, Le Monde, Speigel, Guardian & NYT will publish many US embassy cables tonight, even if WikiLeaks goes down. We are currently under a mass distributed denial of service attack,"...
  • IndoSri Lanka ties not at risk over China November 26, 2010

    Colombo: Sri Lanka's relationship with India is not at risk over expanding ties with China or other nations, India's foreign minister said on Friday. Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna is on a threeday visit to Sri Lanka to meet President Mahinda Rajapaksa, sign trade and financing deals and open...
  • Don't teach us democracy lessons: Krishna to Pak September 29, 2010

    New York: India struck back at Pakistan for its Foreign Minister's remarks in the UN General Assembly. A day after External Affairs minister S M Krishna said he was disappointed by S M Qureshi's speech that criticised India for the violence in Kashmir, Krishna got tougher during his address at...
  • IndoPak face off over Kashmir at the UN September 29, 2010

    New York: Starting with another face off between External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna and his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi this time inside the United Nations General Assembly when Qureshi raked up the Kashmir issue, questioning the fairness of holding elections in the state. Krishna retaliated to Qureshis...