Anurag Thakur

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Sports Minister Anurag Thakur Cancels His Trip To China

Sports Minister Anurag Thakur, on Friday, cancelled his scheduled visit to China as the government lodged a strong protest after three Indian wushu players from Arunachal Pradesh were denied entry into China for the 19th Asian Games that begin in Hangzhou on Saturday. Nyeman Wangsu, Onilu Tega, and Mepung Lamgu were discriminated against by Chinese authorities who refused the sportspersons entry in a "targeted and pre-meditated manner",

Fri, 22 Sep 2023 - 04:35 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: China, Sports Minister, Anurag Thakur, Indian Athletes, Ministry of External Affairs

Courtesy: India Today

MEA Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi

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No Plans To Evacuate Indians, Safety Is Priority, Says MEA: Russia-Ukraine Issue

The Union Ministry of External Affairs (MEA,) on February 17, confirmed to have no plans of evacuation of people from Ukraine and no special flights have been arranged. MEA Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi further said, they are in constant touch with Indian Embassy in Ukraine and monitoring the ground situation amid tensions Russia-Ukraine border issue. "Our focus is on and remains on Indian citizens, Indian Nationals and Indian Students," said… read-more

Fri, 18 Feb 2022 - 11:11 AM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Ukraine, Russia, arindam bagchi, Ukraine-Russia, Ministry of External Affairs

Courtesy: One India

S Jai Shankar

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External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar To Visit Australia & Philippines On 6 Day Tour

Union External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will begin his six-day tours to Philippines and Australia, from February 10. This is the first visit of Jaishankar as the External Affairs Minister, especially after India signed a deal of $375 million with Philippines. The Union Minister will also participate in the fourth Quad Foreign Minister's meeting on February 11, in Melbourne. 

Thu, 10 Feb 2022 - 09:04 AM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Ministry of External Affairs, S Jaishankar, Australia, Philippines, Quad Meeting

Courtesy: The Indian Express

Arindam Bagchi

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Indian Envoy To Boycott Opening & Closing Ceremony Of Beijing Winter Olympics 2022

Arindam Bagchi, spokesperson of the MEA, on February 3, confirmed not to attend opening and closing ceremony of the Beijing Winter Olympics 2022. Disappointed with the torchbearer post, given to honour official commander involved in 2020 Galwan Valley clash, the Indian envoy decided to boycott the event. Taking a dig at the Chinese Government, Bagchi said, "Regrettable that China has chosen to politicise Olympics". 

Thu, 03 Feb 2022 - 07:04 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Ministry of External Affairs, arindam bagchi, Union government, chinese government, Beijing Winter Olympics

Dr. Anupam Ray

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MEA Appoints Dr Anupam Ray As Ambassador Of India To UN Conference

Dr Anupam Ray has been appointed as India's ambassador to the UN Conference on Disarmament, on December 29. He will also be the permanent representative of India for UN Conferences. "Dr Anupam Ray (IFS:1994) presently joint secretary in Ministry, has been appointed as the next Ambassador/PR of India to the UN Conference on Disarmament, Geneva," read release issued by Ministry of External Affairs. Ray is expected to join duties soon. 

Wed, 29 Dec 2021 - 06:48 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Anupam Ray, Ministry of External Affairs, UN Conference, United Nations, Indian Ambassador

Courtesy: ANI


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UAE Is Most Popular Destination To Travel For Indians: V Muralidharan

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is the most popular destination for Indians. On December 22, the Ministry of External Affairs Minister V. Muralidharan, released a data, which reveals 3,14,495 people, which is 50%, visited the UAE on tourist visas in first quarter of 2021. A major reason for the travelers visiting the UAE, amid the pandemic is due to the bubble agreement made between India and the UAE. 

Wed, 22 Dec 2021 - 09:25 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: UAE, indian, Ministry of External Affairs, Travel destination, parliament

Courtesy: The Siasat Daily

Flag of India and Afghanistan

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Afghanistan To Receive Medical Supplies From India

The Ministry of External Affairs on December 11 said a consignment of medical supplies were dispatched by India to Kabul on a return flight which evacuated Indians and Afghans from Afghanistan. Reportedly, the World Health Organization will receive it in Kabul, and will administer it at the Indira Gandhi Children Hospital here. The flight got back 10… read-more

Sat, 11 Dec 2021 - 11:48 AM / by Nehal Surana

Tags: Afghanistan, Humanitarian Help, India, Ministry of External Affairs, WHO

Courtesy: ANI

External Affairs Minister on a tour of mexico to discuss Bilateral Trade

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External Affairs Minister In Mexico To Discuss Bilateral Trade

Mexican Minister of Finance and Public Credit Rogelio Ramírez de la O personally welcomed the External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar for a talk to boost bilateral cooperation in trade and investment. This is the first visit of an Indian External Affairs Minister to Mexico in 41 years. During this visit, S. Jaishankar will also be visiting the commemorative events of the 200th anniversary of Mexican Independence.

Mon, 27 Sep 2021 - 01:32 PM / by Muskan Arora

Tags: S.Jai, External Affairs Minister, Ministry of External Affairs, Mexico

Courtesy: The Hindu

PM Modi

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PM Modi To Address 21st SCO Session In Tajikistan On September 17

The Ministry of External Affairs confirmed on Sept 15 that PM Narendra Modi will virtually attend the 21st meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in Tajikistan's Dushanbe. SCO will be celebrating its 20th anniversary. The meeting is to be chaired by Tajikistan's President Emomali Rahmon and India's External Affair Minister S Jaishankar. At the summit, leaders are invited to review the activities and prospects of SCO.

Wed, 15 Sep 2021 - 07:10 PM / by Ettishree Shukla

Tags: India, PM Narendra Modi, Tajikistan, Ministry of External Affairs, SCO SUMMIT

Courtesy: ANI News

EAM S Jaishankar meeting his counterparts in Iran

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Ebrahim Raisi Takes Oath As New President Of Iran

Ebrahim Raisi took oath as the new President of Iran which was witnessed by India's External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and leaders from other countries. During his visit to Iran, Jaishankar met his counterparts from Kuwait, Nicaragua, Bolivia, and Oman. "Delighted to catch up," Jaishankar tweeted. He further wrote, "Took forward our discussions on post-Covid economic and health cooperation. Useful exchange of perspectives on regional… read-more

Fri, 06 Aug 2021 - 12:02 PM / by Prateek Chakradhar

Tags: India-Iran relations, Ministry of External Affairs, S Jaishankar, Ebrahim Raisi

Courtesy: The Week