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File photo: Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Anurag Srivastava.(PTI photo)

'India wants normal ties with all neighbours, including Pakistan': MEA

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2021 09:51 PM IST
  • The Indian and Pakistani armies have said they began strictly adhering to a ceasefire on the LoC in J-K from the midnight of February 24.
File photo: Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava.(ANI)
File photo: Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava.(ANI)

'Discussions still on with Sri Lanka on Colombo port project': MEA

UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2021 10:12 PM IST
  • Sri Lanka, this month, decided to run the East Container Terminal (ECT) of Colombo port as a fully owned operation of the Sri Lanka Port Authority (SLPA).
"Let me wish everyone in India, as well as those celebrating here in Britain, a very Happy Republic Day," PM Johnson had said.(Screenshot. Twitter/@UKinIndia)
"Let me wish everyone in India, as well as those celebrating here in Britain, a very Happy Republic Day," PM Johnson had said.(Screenshot. Twitter/@UKinIndia)

India thanks British PM Boris Johnson for Republic Day wishes

ANI | , New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2021 09:17 PM IST
Anurag Srivastava, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson, tweeted "We thank Prime Minister of United Kingdom @BorisJohnson for his warm wishes on the occasion of India's 72nd RepublicDay."
US could impose secondary sanctions under the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA). The Russian side has said the deal for five S-400 systems is progressing according to schedule despite the threat of possible sanctions.(REUTERS)
US could impose secondary sanctions under the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA). The Russian side has said the deal for five S-400 systems is progressing according to schedule despite the threat of possible sanctions.(REUTERS)

In MEA’s clear-cut message to US, a reminder on S-400 deal

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 10:57 PM IST
“India and the US have a comprehensive global strategic partnership. India has a special and privileged strategic partnership with Russia,” external affairs ministry spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said.
A person holds a placard to condemn the death of Karima Baloch, a Pakistani human rights activist living in Canada, who went missing and was found dead.(REUTERS)
A person holds a placard to condemn the death of Karima Baloch, a Pakistani human rights activist living in Canada, who went missing and was found dead.(REUTERS)

Pak activist Karima Baloch’s family seeks investigation into her death: MEA

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2020 10:20 PM IST
Karima Baloch’s husband Hammal Haidar and brother Sameer Mehrab pointed out she had been receiving death threats and sought an investigation
UK foreign secretary Dominic Raab had announced the acceptance of India’s invitation to Johnson during a recent visit to New Delhi.(AP)
UK foreign secretary Dominic Raab had announced the acceptance of India’s invitation to Johnson during a recent visit to New Delhi.(AP)

Look forward to welcoming UK prime minister Boris Johnson, says India

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2020 09:17 PM IST
Asked whether the spread of the new variant of coronavirus in the UK, which has already resulted in several countries restricting the entry of travellers from Britain, would affect the invitation to Johnson, ministry of external affairs spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said there had been no change.
Twenty three Indian crew members on the bulk cargo vessel MV Jag Anand are in anchorage near Jingtang port in Hebei province since June 13. (ANI file photo)
Twenty three Indian crew members on the bulk cargo vessel MV Jag Anand are in anchorage near Jingtang port in Hebei province since June 13. (ANI file photo)

Others can offload cargo, but not Indian-crewed ships at Chinese ports: MEA

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rezaul H Laskar
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2020 08:15 PM IST
The situation is believed to be the outcome of the China-Australia trade row as most of these vessels are carrying Australian coal.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention on January 9.(PTI File Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention on January 9.(PTI File Photo)

PM Modi to inaugurate Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention on January 9: MEA

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 06:07 AM IST
In view of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the 16th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention will be held in virtual format on January 9.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.(File photo)
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.(File photo)

MEA summons Canadian envoy over PM Trudeau’s remarks on farmers’ protest

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rezaul H Laskar
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 03:53 PM IST
The move signalled India’s ire over remarks by the Canadian leadership that have been perceived in New Delhi as interference in the country’s internal affairs
The MEA said that such actions, if continued, would have a seriously damaging impact on ties between India and Canada.(ANI)
The MEA said that such actions, if continued, would have a seriously damaging impact on ties between India and Canada.(ANI)

India, Canada ties might suffer, MEA says objecting to Justin Trudeau’s comment of farmers’ protest

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 03:05 PM IST
The MEA said that such actions, if continued, would have a seriously damaging impact on ties between India and Canada.
Swarup said that India considers SCO as an important regional organisation to promote cooperation in the areas of peace, security, trade, economy and culture.(File photo)
Swarup said that India considers SCO as an important regional organisation to promote cooperation in the areas of peace, security, trade, economy and culture.(File photo)

‘Up to them’: MEA on Pakistan cooperating with India’s initiatives at SCO

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2020 07:51 PM IST
Earlier in the day, India cornered Pakistan for using terrorism as an instrument of state policy and called for collective efforts to combat the menace during a meeting of the SCO council of heads of government.
The four Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorists were killed in the fierce three-hour-long gun battle, which started early on Thursday at the Ban toll plaza on the highway near Nagrota town in Jammu district.(ANI/Twitter)
The four Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorists were killed in the fierce three-hour-long gun battle, which started early on Thursday at the Ban toll plaza on the highway near Nagrota town in Jammu district.(ANI/Twitter)

India summons Pak high commission official over Nagrota encounter, conveys strong concern

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON NOV 21, 2020 01:00 PM IST
PM Modi held a review meeting with Union Home Minister Amit Shah, National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla and top intelligence establishment over the Nagrota encounter. It has been found that the terrorists were planning a “major attack” on the anniversary of the 26/11 terror attack.
The border standoff has entered its seventh month and tens of thousands of troops from both sides have dug in for the winter along the LAC in Ladakh sector. (AP photo)
The border standoff has entered its seventh month and tens of thousands of troops from both sides have dug in for the winter along the LAC in Ladakh sector. (AP photo)

India, China to hold another round of talks on border standoff soon: MEA

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2020 10:26 PM IST
The two sides are reportedly discussing proposals to withdraw tanks and artillery from along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), creating a zone between fingers four and seven where there will be no patrolling by both sides, and thinning troops on the south bank of Pangong Lake, which will be followed by a joint verification.
Prime Minister Modi had congratulated Joe Biden through a tweet on November 8 and also appreciated the president-elect’s contribution to strengthening India-US relations in his former capacity as vice president. (Photo @narendramodi)
Prime Minister Modi had congratulated Joe Biden through a tweet on November 8 and also appreciated the president-elect’s contribution to strengthening India-US relations in his former capacity as vice president. (Photo @narendramodi)

Modi-Biden call will happen in ‘due course’: External affairs ministry

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2020 10:12 PM IST
Statements issued by Biden’s transition team over the past two days said the president-elect had so far spoken on the phone with the leaders of France, Germany, Ireland, the UK, Australia, Japan and South Korea.
Anurag Srivastava said that India had been informed that law enforcement authorities are investigating the outbreak of violence.(PTI photo)
Anurag Srivastava said that India had been informed that law enforcement authorities are investigating the outbreak of violence.(PTI photo)

After last week’s violence against minorities, India has taken up the issue with Bangladesh: MEA

New Delhi | By Asian News International | Posted by Prashasti Singh
PUBLISHED ON NOV 07, 2020 08:39 PM IST
“We have seen reports of an incident of violence directed against the minority community in the Muradnagar upazila of Cumilla in eastern Bangladesh,” Anurag Srivastava, spokesperson of the ministry, said in a statement.
India and the US held their third 2+2 ministerial dialogue last month.(Reuters File Photo)
India and the US held their third 2+2 ministerial dialogue last month.(Reuters File Photo)

‘Outcome of election won’t affect ties’: MEA on US presidential election

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2020 09:37 PM IST
The India-US comprehensive global strategic partnership has “very strong bipartisan support in the US and successive presidents and administrations have raised the level of this relationship even higher,” Srivastava said.
On October 2, Pakistan government had announced the re-opening of the 4.7-kilometre-long passage that connects Dera Baba Nanak Sahib in India’s Gurdaspur and Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan’s Kartarpur. It was inaugurated last year.(Sameer Sehgal / Hindustan Times)
On October 2, Pakistan government had announced the re-opening of the 4.7-kilometre-long passage that connects Dera Baba Nanak Sahib in India’s Gurdaspur and Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan’s Kartarpur. It was inaugurated last year.(Sameer Sehgal / Hindustan Times)

Decision to re-open Kartarpur Corridor will be as per Covid-19 protocol: MEA

New Delhi | By Asian News International | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2020 08:11 AM IST
Speaking at the weekly virtual briefing, Anurag Srivastava, MEA Spokesperson, said that the Kartarpur Corridor was closed due to Covid-19 protocol and it will re-opened only after consultation with all the concerned authorities.
Moeed Yusuf, special assistant to Khan on national security and strategic policy, had said in an interview with the Indian media that New Delhi had sent messages to Islamabad with “a desire for conversation” but declined to give details. (HT File photo)
Moeed Yusuf, special assistant to Khan on national security and strategic policy, had said in an interview with the Indian media that New Delhi had sent messages to Islamabad with “a desire for conversation” but declined to give details. (HT File photo)

India pummels Imran Khan’s adviser for fictional claim, then a parting shot

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rezaul H Laskar
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2020 11:44 PM IST
India has consistently linked any talks with Pakistan to the issue of Islamabad ending support for terror groups operating from its soil. The two sides have not held any structured dialogue since the 2008 Mumbai attacks.
HT Image
HT Image

11,616 Indians abroad infected with coronavirus: MEA

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2020 06:34 PM IST
V Muraleedharan, Minister of State in the MEA(Photo @VMBJP)
V Muraleedharan, Minister of State in the MEA(Photo @VMBJP)

India rejects Pak’s obsession with territorial aggrandisement supported by cross border terrorism: MEA

New Delhi | By Asian News International | Posted by Prashasti Singh
PUBLISHED ON SEP 17, 2020 01:06 PM IST
V Muraleedharan, Minister of State in the MEA, said in Rajya Sabha that Pakistan had released the “so-called” map “making absurd assertions and laying untenable claims to territories in the Gujarat and Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh”.
EAM Jaishankar is also set to meet his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi shortly.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
EAM Jaishankar is also set to meet his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi shortly.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)

‘Excellent discussions’: MEA on meeting between Jaishankar and Russian foreign minister

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2020 08:18 PM IST
According to the MEA spokesperson, the two ministers had “excellent” discussions on bilateral matters.
A view shows Japanese bulk carrier ship MV Wakashio as it begins to break apart, after it ran aground on a reef in Mauritius in July.(Maxar Technologies/Reuters Photo)
A view shows Japanese bulk carrier ship MV Wakashio as it begins to break apart, after it ran aground on a reef in Mauritius in July.(Maxar Technologies/Reuters Photo)

India sends equipment, personnel to Mauritius to contain oil spill

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2020 02:28 PM IST
MV Wakashio struck a coral reef on July 25, spilling about 1,000 tonnes of fuel oil and endangering corals, fish and other marine life in what some scientists have called the country’s worst ecological disaster.
US President Donald Trump meets with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the United Nations General Assembly in New York.(AP File Photo)
US President Donald Trump meets with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the United Nations General Assembly in New York.(AP File Photo)

US agrees to discuss social security tax burden of Indians working in America

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rajeev Jayaswal
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2020 06:12 PM IST
Indian workers, particularly IT professionals, make huge social security contributions in the US social security scheme while they work in America, but most of them come back home before they are eligible to withdraw money from their social security contributions, leave their savings behind.
The MEA’s submission in the NHRC comes on a complaint filed by advocate Vishnu Kumar Gupta seeking repatriation of one Satbir Singh and four others, who were stranded in Pakistan due to coronavirus lockdown.(PTI (Representative Image))
The MEA’s submission in the NHRC comes on a complaint filed by advocate Vishnu Kumar Gupta seeking repatriation of one Satbir Singh and four others, who were stranded in Pakistan due to coronavirus lockdown.(PTI (Representative Image))

Five Indians stranded in Pak due to Covid-19 lockdown repatriated: MEA tells NHRC

New Delhi | By Asian News International| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 14, 2020 02:30 PM IST
The Ministry said that the High Commission of India in Islamabad was in regular touch with the Indian nationals stranded in the neighbouring, as well as with the concerned authorities in Pakistan, over the repatriation matter.
An Indian Army convoy crosses a checkpost in Gagangeer along a highway leading to Ladakh, in Ganderbal, Jammu and Kashmir,(Waseem Andrabi / HT File Photo)
An Indian Army convoy crosses a checkpost in Gagangeer along a highway leading to Ladakh, in Ganderbal, Jammu and Kashmir,(Waseem Andrabi / HT File Photo)

‘Ensure expeditious restoration of peace in border areas’: India urges China

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2020 08:37 PM IST
New Delhi underscored that discussions at latest meeting of senior commanders reflected commitment of both sides to reduce tension along LAC.
US president Donald Trump(File photo)
US president Donald Trump(File photo)

Assessing impact of US’ H-1B suspension move, says MEA

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2020 06:03 AM IST
India on Thursday said the US administration’s decision to temporarily suspending entry of some categories of non-immigrant visa-holders till December is expected to affect the movement of skilled Indian professionals.
External Affairs Minister of India Dr. S Jaishankar said his ministry is working with Indian Security Press, Nashik, and National Informatics Centre for chip-enabled e-passports with advanced security features.(ANI)
External Affairs Minister of India Dr. S Jaishankar said his ministry is working with Indian Security Press, Nashik, and National Informatics Centre for chip-enabled e-passports with advanced security features.(ANI)

Chip-enabled e-passports will strengthen security of travel documents: S Jaishankar

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Prashasti Singh
PUBLISHED ON JUN 25, 2020 08:18 AM IST
The government also intends to open a Post Office Passport Seva Kendra in every Lok Sabha constituency, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said.
(AP)
(AP)

News updates from Hindustan Times at 9 pm: India, China engaged in talks to resolve border standoff, says MEA and all the latest news

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 11, 2020 09:00 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 9 PM. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Border tensions have eased slightly in the area over the last few days, after both sides agreed to limited disengagement of their soldiers along the Line of Actual Control.(ANI file photo)
Border tensions have eased slightly in the area over the last few days, after both sides agreed to limited disengagement of their soldiers along the Line of Actual Control.(ANI file photo)

India, China engaged in talks to resolve border standoff in eastern Ladakh: MEA

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2020 06:56 PM IST
A day earlier, on Wednesday, army delegations from both countries held talks in eastern Ladakh to ease tensions along the contested Line of Actual Control (LAC) where Indian and Chinese soldiers have been locked in a standoff for more than five weeks now.
Last month, tensions between India and China flared along the disputed border and took bilateral ties to a new low.(AP)
Last month, tensions between India and China flared along the disputed border and took bilateral ties to a new low.(AP)

‘India, China agree early resolution would contribute to further development of relationship’: MEA

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rezaul H Laskar | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2020 02:37 PM IST
A statement issued by the external affairs ministry on Sunday morning said that “the two sides will continue the military and diplomatic engagements to resolve the situation and to ensure peace and tranquillity in the border areas”.
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