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  • In pics: PM Modi meets Hillary and Bill Clinton in New York 2 days ago

    New York: Former US President Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary Clinton on Monday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discussed Indo-US relations. The Clinton couple had a 45-minute meeting with Modi, who was accompanied by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. ...
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    New York: Former US President Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary Clinton on Monday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discussed Indo-US relations. The Clinton couple had a 45-minute meeting with Modi, who was accompanied by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. Both the Prime Minister and Swaraj warmly welcomed the...
  • China hopes to maintain peace with India after border row 5 days ago

    Beijing: With the standoff in Ladakh region resolved, China on Friday said the two sides sides can now maintain peace and tranquillity in the border area and implement the consensus reached by leaders of the two countries to jointly build closer developmental partnership. "As the Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj...
  • Pakistan spoiled bilateral talks by talking to Hurriyat: Sushma Swaraj 5 days ago

    New York: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday said that Pakistan "spoiled the talks" by talking to Hurriyat leaders just ahead of the foreign secretaries of the two nations were scheduled to meet in Islamabad last month. "New (Narendra Modi) government has given a new signal. So they (Pakistan) spoiled...
  • Swaraj discusses UN Security Council reform with counterparts 5 days ago

    New York: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj raised the issue of early reform of the UN Security Council during her meetings with counterparts from China and the IBSA and G4 blocs, saying that concerted efforts should be made to complete the reform process by 2015, coinciding with the 70th anniversary...
  • Pak says no meeting between Sharif, Modi in US until Indian government initiate talks January 16, 1410

    New Delhi: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is all set to address the United Nations General Assembly on Friday. Sharif is expected to rake up the issue of Kashmir in his address but he will not meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit. Islamabad has said that any effort...
  • China agrees to withdraw troops from Ladakh after Sushma meets Chinese counterpart in US 5 days ago

    New York: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj raised the issue of Chinese incursions into Indian territory across the Line of Actual Control with her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi on Wednesday during their meeting in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly. After the talks, the Chinese government...
  • Read: MEA lists Modi's itinerary during US visit September 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to woo US on a five-day visit. Ministry of External Affairs on Tuesday said that Modi's US visit is signal of India's abiding commitment to multi-lateralism and desire to build on growing convergence in Indo-US ties. Modi is scheduled to start his trip...
  • PM Modi to meet USbased Jewish groups in New York September 21, 2014

    New York: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet USbased Jewish groups during his visit to the US this week followed by a meeting between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Israeli counterpart. According to sources, Prime Minister will be meeting Jewish groups on September 28, the day on which he...
  • Sushma Swaraj's sister, former Congress men among BJP candidates for Haryana assembly polls September 20, 2014

    New Delhi: BJP on Saturday night announced the 47 remaining candidates for Haryana assembly elections who include Union Minister Sushma Swaraj's younger sister Vandana Sharma and two former Congress MPs and a former minister in BS Hooda government in the state. The BJP's Central Election Committee met in the presence of...
  • Nalanda University revived after 800 years, Sushma Swaraj inaugurates varsity September 19, 2014

    Patna: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday inaugurated the revived Nalanda University, renowned as a centre for learning till it was burnt down 800 years ago by an invading Turkish army. Swaraj said it was a matter of pride for her to inaugurate the academic session of the university after...
  • Punjab Deputy CM Sukhbir Badal meets Sushma Swaraj over problems of Sikhs September 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, along with a delegation of Sikh leaders, on Saturday met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and demanded that the issues pertaining to Sikhs in the United States be included in the agenda of meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US...
  • Keep the 'door ajar' to achieve whatever is possible: Pakistan September 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Pakistan on Saturday made a strong pitch for normalisation of ties with India after last month's "political setback" and said in diplomacy one should keep or leave the "door ajar" so that whatever was possible could be achieved. The remarks were made by Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit,...
  • Sushma Swaraj meets Russian counterpart; discusses bilateral ties September 12, 2014

    Dushanbe (Tajikistan): India and Russia on Friday reviewed entire gamut of their bilateral relationship including cooperation in crucial sectors of defence, energy security, trade and investment and agreed to inject fresh vigour in the strategic and timetested ties. In a meeting on the sidelines of annual summit of SCO, External Affairs...
  • Fishermen murder: SC allows one Italian marine to travel to his country for 4 months September 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court (SC) on Friday granted permission to one of the Italian marines facing murder trial in India, to travel back to Italy. The marine has been allowed to travel to Italy for four months on health grounds. Massimiliano Latorre, one of two Italian marines being held over...
  • Pakistan envoy echoes Sushma Swaraj, says time for 'new beginning' in ties September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Pakistan on Thursday said that it "could not agree more" with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's "no full stop" in diplomacy remark and noted that the time has come for making a "new beginning" in bilateral ties. "I cannot agree more (with Swaraj) because in diplomacy, you need...
  • India, Afghanistan to work handinhand during critical phase September 10, 2014

    Kabul: "India is here to stay," External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today assured Afghanistan as she conveyed the new government's resolve to work "handinhand" with the wartorn country by providing all possible assistance, including in key areas of defence and security. As Afghanistan enters a new phase in its transition,...
  • India, Afghanistan to intensify security, defence cooperation September 10, 2014

    Kabul: India on Wednesday assured all possible help to the Afghan people to realise their vision of a strong, independent and prosperous Afghanistan as the two countries agreed to intensify cooperation in areas like security, defence and reconstruction work in the wartorn country. India's assurance was conveyed by External Affairs Minister...
  • Sushma Swaraj arrives in Afghanistan to improve strategic ties September 10, 2014

    Kabul: Seeking to enhance strategic cooperation and help Afghanistan deal with key challenges of security and stability, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj arrived on Wednesday on a crucial visit as the trouble torn country approaches the first democratic transition of power after fall of the Taliban in 2001. Swaraj's visit also...
  • India will not block sick Italian marine's treatment: Sushma Swaraj September 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian government will not prevent an ailing Italian marine facing murder charges from returning home for medical treatment, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Monday. Massimiliano Lattore is one of two Italian marines being held over the 2012 shooting of two fishermen mistakenly believed to be pirates,...
  • India does not rule out ModiSharif meeting in New York: Sushma Swaraj September 8, 2014

    New Delhi: India on Monday did not rule out a meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistani premier Nawaz Sharif on the sidelines of UN General Assembly session later this month, with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj saying the government will respond according to the situation that develops. Talking to...
  • Concerned over attack on Sikhs in Pakistan, Congress asks government to take up issue September 8, 2014

    Chandigarh: Senior Congress leader Amarinder Singh on Sunday expressed grave concern over increasing attacks on members of the Sikh community living in the restive province of KhyberPakhtunkhwa in Pakistan. Singh, Congress's Deputy Leader in Lok Sabha, said urgent measures were needed to restore the confidence of the Sikhs living as a...
  • India committed to bring back growth: Sushma Swaraj September 6, 2014

    Manama: India is firmly committed to bring back growth and have clear policies, which will facilitate business environment, transparency and speed, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Saturday. "The result is there before you in just 100 days: GDP growth is showing early signs of recovery. Indian economy has bounced...
  • Sushma Swaraj to visit Bahrain on Saturday September 3, 2014

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will travel to Bahrain on Saturday where she is likely to seek steppedup investment in India from the oilrich country while highlighting wave of new initiatives taken by the new government to spur economic growth. It will be her first visit as External Affairs...
  • Sushma Swaraj chairs brainstorming session with Indian envoys August 26, 2014

    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 BJPled government. This is the second Heads of...
  • Vietnam seeks India's help on CBSE pattern in schools August 25, 2014

    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 strategicallyimportant 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 strategicallyimportant 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 twoday 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 seafarers 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...