Sushma Swaraj

  • Sushma Swaraj chairs brainstorming session with Indian envoys 1 week ago

    Hanoi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday chaired a brain storming session with 15 Indian Heads of Mission in South East and East Asia to chart out the foreign policy initiatives to be undertaken in the strategically important region by the new BJP-led government. This is the second Heads of...
  • Vietnam seeks India's help on CBSE pattern in schools 1 week ago

    Hanoi: Vietnam on Monday sought cooperation from India to bolster its primary school education even as CBSE textbooks are slowly gaining popularity. During External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj talks with the Vietnamese leadership, it was noted that India has a good primary school system. The Vietnamese side said that they would...
  • Sushma Swaraj's Vietnam visit:Trade, defence and security tops agenda August 25, 2014

    Hanoi: Keen to bolster India's bilateral ties with the strategically-important Vietnam, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will on Monday undertake a series of meetings with the top leadership here focusing on connectivity, trade, defence and security cooperation. Swaraj, will hold talks with her Vietnamese counterpart Pham Binh Minh. She will...
  • External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj heads to Vietnam today August 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Eyeing a more robust relationship with strategically-important Vietnam, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will visit that country on Sunday during which cooperation in textile, pharmaceuticals, agriculture and defence would be in focus. The two-day visit, comes just days after Vietnam renewed India's lease of two oil blocks in South...
  • Captivity of Indians 'a searing impact of Arab instability' August 21, 2014

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday expressed concern over the continued captivity of 39 Indian workers in Iraq's Mosul city and Indian sea-farers by pirates in Somalia and said their plight reflects the "searing impact" of regional instability in parts of Arab world on ordinary Indians. "The continued...
  • India, Singapore decide to scale up trade ties August 16, 2014

    Singapore: India and Singapore on Saturday decided to scale up ties in key areas of investment and trade which has witnessed a huge surge from US dollar 4.2 billion to about US dollar 19.4 billion in the last one decade. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Singaporean counterpart K Shanmugam...
  • PM Narendra Modi to travel to Japan on August 31 August 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will embark on a four-day trip to Japan from August 31 to bolster bilateral ties in key areas of civil nuclear cooperation, security, defence and trade. During his visit from August 31 to September 3, the Prime Minister will call on Emperor Akihito and hold...
  • New Zealand seek improved ties with India through cricket August 11, 2014

    New Zealand on Monday sought to promote business and people-to-people ties with India by using the platform of the Cricket World Cup to be hosted by it along with Australia in 2015. In a meeting with India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on the sidelines of the ASEAN Regional Forum talks...
  • Amarinder Singh seeks Sushma's help to bring back body of Punjab man August 10, 2014

    Amritsar: Congress leader Amarinder Singh on Sunday sought the intervention of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in bringing back the body of an Amritsar-origin man who was shot dead in the US last week. In a letter, he explained to the minister that Rajinder Kumar Sharma, from Khandwala in Chheharta area...
  • 2 schools of Nalanda University to commence courses from September August 10, 2014

    The first two Schools of Nalanda University, which is being built near the ruins of the ancient academic institution in Bihar with assistance from a number of ASEAN member countries, will commence its courses from next month. In her address at the East Asia Summit Foreign Ministers Meeting, External Affairs Minister...
  • Sushma Swaraj meets counterparts from China, Australia August 9, 2014

    Nay Pyi Taw: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday held seven bilateral meetings, including with her Chinese counterpart, on the sidelines of the 12th ASEAN-India Foreign Ministers Meeting. Sushma Swaraj held meetings with her counterparts from Australia, Brunei, Canada, China, Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam, said External Affairs Ministry spokesperson...
  • India to draft 5-year plan of action to deepen ties with ASEAN August 9, 2014

    Nay Pyi Taw (Myanmar): Seeking deepening of ties with ASEAN, India today said it would soon draft a five- year plan of action starting 2016 to take the "trajectories" of common interests with the 10-member grouping to a new level and particularly emphasised on improving connectivity in the region to...
  • BJP slams JD(U) minister for making fun of Sushma Swaraj August 8, 2014

    A day after a senior JD(U) minister ridiculed External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj for saying that flood situation had been averted in Bihar due to the initiative of the Centre, the BJP on Friday hit back at him for trivializing the union government's efforts to prevent largescale destruction due to discharge...
  • India won't compromise on farmers' interests at WTO: Jaitley August 5, 2014

    New Delhi: BJP on Tuesday asked its MPs to convey to the public the stand taken by the NDA government to protect the interests of farmers at WTO even as it assured that the interests of the farming community would not be compromised at any cost. Giving details of the World...
  • Modi to visit Nepal on Sunday, aims for better bilateral relations August 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will undertake a visit to Nepal on Sunday with an aim of taking the bilateral relations to a higher level through further cooperation in economic and other areas. Modi will be in Nepal for two days during which the two countries are expected to sign...
  • PM meets BJP MPs from Madhya Pradesh August 1, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday met party MPs from Madhya Pradesh and asked them to be proactive in raising public issues in national interest and take the bold initiatives of the government before the public. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who is also an MP from Vidisha in Madhya Pradesh...
  • John Kerry meets Narendra Modi in prelude to Washington summit August 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Visiting US Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday held a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a prelude to the summit meeting between US President Barack Obama and Modi in Washington in September. Kerry's meeting with Modi at the Prime Minister's House, 7, Race Course Road, comes...
  • Modi-Kerry meet today amidst tension over snooping row August 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The much awaited meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US Secretary of State John Kerry will take place on Friday. Friday's meeting holds significance as it will create ground for Modi's first visit to US as Indian PM in September. "In weeks to come, we will take...
  • India, US stress on strategic ties but tensions remain August 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The United States and India stressed their desire to boost business and defense ties on Thursday, but trade and spying rows were a reminder of the obstacles to President Barack Obama's vision of a "defining" partnership. After a day of meetings in New Delhi seen as a preparation for...
  • Can Narendra Modi redefine India-US relationship? July 31, 2014

    In stern words, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday told US Secretary of State John Kerry that surveillance of political leaders and others in India by the American intelligence was "unacceptable". ...
  • News 360: India has been a responsible steward of nuclear power, says John Kerry July 31, 2014

    On his 3-day India visit for strategic talks, US Secretary of State John Kerry said that has been a responsible steward of nuclear power. In a joint press conference with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Kerry also said, "India and US are indispensable partners in 21st century. There are incredible...
  • American surveillance of BJP 'unacceptable', Swaraj tells Kerry July 31, 2014

    New Delhi: In stern words, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday told US Secretary of State John Kerry that surveillance of political leaders and others in India by the American intelligence was "unacceptable". "I told him that both countries consider each other as friendly nations and it will not...
  • Nearly 6,000 Indians languishing in foreign jails July 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Nearly 6,000 Indians are currently languishing in foreign jails with maximum of 1,400 being lodged in Saudi Arabia, government said on Thursday. Replying to a question in Rajya Sabha, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who also looks after the Overseas Indian Affairs Ministry, said a total of 5,986...
  • Indo-US strategic dialogue to take place today July 31, 2014

    New Delhi: US Secretary of State John Kerry who arrived in New Delhi on Wednesday will begin his official visit by meeting the National Security Advisor Ajit Doval on Thursday morning. Kerry will also be meeting Finance and Defence Minister Arun Jaitley before co-chairing the Indo-US strategic dialogue with External...
  • John Kerry arrives in India for strategic dialogue July 30, 2014

    New Delhi: US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived on Wednesday to hold the 5th Indo-US Strategic Dialogue on Thursday during which India will be raising the issues of snooping by the US' NSA and terrorism even as the two sides will explore "transformative initiatives" in key areas such as...
  • US's John Kerry leaves for India for a 3-day visit July 30, 2014

    Washington: US Secretary of State John Kerry, heading a high-powered delegation, on Wednesday left for India to co-chair the fifth annual India-US Strategic Dialogue with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi during his three-day official visit. State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki, who is accompanying Kerry on his trip, said...
  • Sushma Swaraj directs deployment of more staff for exit of Indians from Libya July 29, 2014

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday directed deployment of additional staff to enable smooth facilitation of return of Indian nationals from strife -torn Libya, a day after the government advised its nationals to leave that country and not to travel there. The minister, who reviewed the security situation...
  • Ensure safe return of Indians from Libya, Jaganmohan Reddy urges Centre July 29, 2014

    Hyderabad: YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) chief YS Jaganmohan Reddy on Tuesday requested the Centre's intervention for ensuring the safe return of Indian nationals stranded in strife-hit Libya. In a letter to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Jagan, the Leader of Opposition in Andhra Pradesh Assembly, quoted media reports that over 1,000...
  • 118 Kerala nurses in Libya want to return July 29, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: A total of 118 Kerala nurses working in Libya want to return home in India, said a Kerala government official on Tuesday. Speaking to an agency, P Sudeep, chief executive officer of Norka (the state agency that looks after the welfare of non-resident Keralites), said the agency has opened a...
  • Narendra Modi's 'Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas' is a great vision: US's Kerry July 29, 2014

    Washington: The developmental plan of Prime Minister Narendra Modi reflected in his poll slogan of "Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas" is a great vision, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday on the eve of his departure to India. Kerry will be in New Delhi to co-chair the fifth annual...