External Affairs

  • MEA condemns misbehavior with Ugandan nationals, promises action 18-01-2014 10:17 PM

    Ministry of External Affairs expressed its concern over the matter raised by Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti involving Ugandan nationals. MEA spokesperson, Syed Akbaruddin said, "We condemn this incident, we also explained to the African heads of mission that action is underway and the complaints registered will be investigated. We...
  • MEA calls assault on UK Sikh man a shameful incident 19-08-2013 04:07 PM

    An 18-year-old man was punched in the face and shoved to the ground leaving him with a bloody nose and black eye by a 19-year-old girl in London. A video of the brutal attack went viral on social media sites which took place earlier this week. ...
  • LoC killings: We have to approach the issue with care, says Salman Khurshid 08-08-2013 11:39 PM

    "Out of every negative event and tragic consequence, if some hope can be kept alive it should be welcome. But we have to proceed with caution," said External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid. ...
  • Has India become the only country to back the US on cyber snooping? 02-07-2013 11:55 PM

    India has rejected US National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden's request for asylum in the country. The Ministry of External Affairs said it saw no reason to accede to Snowden's request. ...
  • There is no confrontation with China, says Salman Khurshid 06-05-2013 03:50 PM

    External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid says while people can express concern over the India-China standoff in Ladakh, there is no need to press the panic button because mechanisms are in place and the government is hopeful of a satisfactory resolution. ...
  • Coal scam report: Khurshid defends Ashwani Kumar 14-04-2013 06:48 PM

    CBI sources said the investigative agency will inform the Supreme Court that Law Minister Ashwani Kumar tried to interfere in its status report on the coal scam. External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said, "Ministers speak to officials from time to time. We respect both professional as well as legal limits...
  • Will abide by Supreme Court's order on Italian envoy, says MEA 18-03-2013 05:05 PM

    The Ministry also added that a study of India-Italy relationship is underway and that it is too early to comment on ties. ...
  • India says Italy's stand on marines not acceptable 12-03-2013 10:56 PM

    While Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said it was unacceptable, the BJP cried conspiracy. ...
  • Fishermen killings: Italy's decision to not send back marines sparks off diplomatic row 12-03-2013 08:02 PM

    Earlier at a meeting with a group of MPs from Kerala, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh called the move "unacceptable". ...
  • It's not just the family's loss but entire nation's loss: Khurshid on Lt Kalia 30-11-2012 03:20 PM

    Lt Saurabh Kalia's family wants that the torture of their son be declared a war crime and also want Pakistan to apologise ...
  • Honoured to get External Affairs Ministry: Salman Khurshid 28-10-2012 02:56 AM

    Salman Khurshid is the new External Affairs Minister. The fag end of his tenure as the Law Minister was marked with controversies related to his trust, the Zakir Hussain Memorial Trust. He said he hoped to serve the government in his new capacity to the best of his abilities. ...
  • Decision to resign not linked to Lokayukta order: Krishna 27-10-2012 01:43 PM

    SM Krishna, who resigned as the External Affairs Minister on Friday, said his decision was not linked to the Lokayukta's order to probe his role in the Mysore expressway scam. "It is in no way connected. That is a roving kind of an investigation. No motive has been attributed, so...
  • MEA working on Iqbal Mirchi's extradition from UK 13-10-2011 08:43 AM

    Ministry of External Affairs has said that it has formally started work on the process of extraditing Iqbal Mirchi from the UK. ...
  • Deadline to free Indian sailors ends today 09-03-2011 01:36 PM

    Six Indian sailors were on board MV Suez, when it was hijacked by Somali pirates on Aug 2, 2010. ...
  • UPA II: not all diplomatic at the foreign ministry 20-05-2010 08:44 AM

    The hits and misses of the External Affairs Ministry in the last one year. ...
  • Krishna slams Tharoor for tweets on visa norms 31-12-2009 12:48 AM

    Krishna discouraged him from going public with his dissenting views. ...
  • Tharoor kicks up debate over Gandhi Jayanti tweet 03-10-2009 06:43 PM

    He said that October 2 be revered by working harder rather than holiday. ...
  • SM Krishna lands in Karachi, but it was no Pak trip 05-09-2009 02:33 AM

    Foreign Minister's plan diverted to Pak city from Dubai and then returned again. ...
  • Impact: Haj allocation system to be rehauled 29-08-2009 02:02 AM

    CNN-IBN exposed a scam in the quota allocation system. ...
  • Lookaheads: What's making news today 13-09-2007 09:56 AM

    There is a Cabinet meet on proposed amendments to the anti-Sati law. ...