Diplomacy

India’s priority strives for sustainable development, better connectivity and world peace, pledges EAM Swaraj at SCO Meet

India has always stood for the betterment of world by contributing in peace, climate, connectivity, economy etc. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj stressed on India’s role towards sustainable development, facilitating a trade for a better economy, boosting connectivity, combating climate change etc while addressing Shanghai Cooperation Organization Meet in Beijing...

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China optimistically nods to share hydrological data of Brahmaputra and Sutlej rivers, says Swaraj

“China optimistically nods to resume sharing of hydrological data of the Brahmaputra and Sutlej rivers,” said External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, months after Beijing stopped the practice following the stand-off between Indian and Chinese troops at Doklam...

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Sushma Swaraj’s mantra to Chinese: Learn Hindi to wipe out the need of Interpreter

One of the best ways to bridge the gaps between two nations is the communication in their language, dialect; this mantra was given by MEA Sushma Swaraj when she pitched for spreading the essence of our language Hindi in Beijing...

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Thriving for sweetening Indo-China ties, PM Modi, Xi Jinping set to hold informal meet for prosperous bilateral ties

In awake to push Indo-China relations to a new high, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to hold informal meet with Chinese Prez Xi Jinping on April 27-28 in Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province. This meet would definitely add up to push bilateral relations on higher levels...

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India is ready to work with China to deepen leaders' friendship says Sushma Swaraj

“Maintaining peace with the border areas with China was an essential prerequisite for the smooth development of bilateral ties,” stressed External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj during the crucial talks held with Chinese counterpart Wang Yi. The cherry on the cake is that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to hold informal meet with Chinese Prez Xi Jinping on April 27-28 in Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province...

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PM Modi’s meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel: A paving way for stronger ties

PM Modi on his last leg of three nations visit met German Chancellor Angele Merkel to brighten up the Indo-German relations. PM Narendra Modi and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed multiple aspects relating to bilateral cooperation as well as other global issues...

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With an aim to enhance political ties, EAM Sushma Swaraj emplanes for 4 day China and Mongolia tour

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj emplanes for 4 day China tour. This significant visit aims to enhance political trust between two nations. She is expected to participate in a meeting of the foreign ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO). She will hold talks with her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi...

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UK apologizes to India over Tricolor disrespect in London

The United Kingdom government has tendered an apology on Thursday after Indian authorities complained that Indian flag being pulled down from an official flag post, torn, stomped on and burnt on April 18 at Parliament Square, while Prime Minister Narendra Modi was in the country for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2018...

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For fruitful ties, PM Modi shakes hand with many countries during CHOGM

PM Modi’s visit to UK has proved to be fruitful which helped India to cementify its ties with many nations including small and island states in the Commonwealth...

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#ModiinLondon: PM Modi participates in Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting

With leaders of 53 member-countries’ participation including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting -CHOGM began in London today...

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PM Narendra Modi interacts with participants across the globe in Bharat Ki Baat Sabke Saath [VIDEO]

Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with participants across the globe in Bharat Ki Baat Sabke Saath..

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Indo-UK relations on stronger stage: Inks 10 pacts for fruitful ties

PM Modi’s visit to the UK has brought both countries more close as the nations have inked 10 pacts in several sectors like Cyber Security, rejuvenation of Ganga and skill development. “Had a wonderful meeting with Prime Minister Theresa May; we had fruitful discussions on multiple aspects of India-UK relations” says PM Modi...

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India won’t tolerate those who export terror, will always fight fiercely to combat terrorism, says PM Modi at ‘Bharat Ki Baat Sabke Saath’

We have a million problems but we also have a billion people to solve them said PM Modi while addressing ‘Bharat Ki Baat Sabke Saath’ in London which not only Britain but the whole world heard about the glory of India through PM Modi’s words...

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PM Modi shakes hand and holds bilateral discussions with Swedish counterpart

On his first leg to the three nations visit, PM Modi shook hands with Sweden PM Stefan Lofven and Sweden King Carl XVI Gustaf and Crown Princess Victoria. PM Modi held crucial bilateral discussions with his Swedish counterpart...

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Cheers to India for winning six elections to key UN subsidiary bodies

With flying colors, India has won six elections to UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) bodies, five of them unanimously on Monday. India won places on the executive boards of four UN bodies, three commissions, and a committee. ..

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PM Modi waves hand to Swedish people with aim to cementify bilateral ties

PM Modi has touched down Sweden on the first leg of his three-nation visit following with the warm welcome by Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven at the Arlanda Airport of Stockholm on Monday...

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PM Modi with bale of invitations to visit UK, Sweden

PM Narendra Modi, carrying a bale of invitations of several functions, is set to visit the UK and Sweden for five days from today with an aim to enhance bilateral relations...

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NSA Ajit Doval held talks with Chinese counterpart Yang Jiechi ahead of Shanghai Cooperation Summit

Today the National Security Advisor Ajit Doval held talks with China’s top diplomat Yang Jiechi in Shanghai ahead of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO). Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to Qingdao for an SCO...

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Aiming for economic cooperation between India-Zambia, Prez Kovind wraps up his historic African nations tour

On his final day of a visit to African nations, President Ram Nath Kovind along with the President of Zambia, Edgar Chagwa Lungu, ceremonially commenced work on the 93-km Lusaka Traffic Decongestion Project on Thursday...

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India is against the use of chemical weapons anywhere under any circumstances: MEA

“India is against the use of chemical weapons anywhere at any time by anybody under any circumstances,” says Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) official spokesperson Raveesh Kumar while addressing to the media on Thursday...

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India-Korea mutually seek to collaborate in Highway, Shipping and River development sectors

“India plans to construct 12 expressways with an investment of over Rs 1 Lakh Crores which would stage a number of opportunities for Korean businesses,” said Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari while addressing India-Korea Infrastructure Cooperation Forum in Seoul on Thursday...

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Indo-ASEAN ties have entered 25 years of dialogue

The countries around the South China Sea had made a number of attempts to form an intergovernmental platform where countries around the region could come together on principles of Pan-Asianinsm addressing common goals of security, economy and strategic interests. One predominant driving force behind this longing was the fear of communism and a antagonist china, there had been various instances in the past when China had border disputes with a number of current ASEAN member countries. It was this fear ..

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India-Morocco mutually vow to explore potential mineral resources and strengthen geological research

In order to assist Morocco in geological mapping and mineral exploration, India has levelled up mutual ties with Morocco. India-Moroccan pact focuses on the evaluation of potential mineral resources and promoting exploration and mining through the participation of both public and private sector...

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37-student delegates visit Nepal under ‘Youth Exchange Programme’

A 37 member youth delegation from India visited various parts of Nepal from April 4 to April 11 under Youth Exchange Programme. The visit was part of MoU signed in November, 2014 between the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India and the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Government of Nepal...

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Prez Kovind joins hands with Zambia, aiming to flourish new prospects of development

Arriving at the last leg of the African tour, President Ram Nath Kovind visited Zambia having a "meaningful and wide-ranging discussions" with his Zambian counterpart. India and Zambia on Wednesday signed four agreements including on double taxation avoidance and judicial cooperation as President Ram Nath Kovind held delegation-level talks with his Zambian counterpart Edgar Chagwa Lungu...

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Arriving in the last league of African tour, Prez Kovind urges Indian diaspora to contribute in India’s growth

Arriving in the last leg of the African tour, President Ram Nath Kovind addressed the Indian Community in Lusaka, Zambia. Addressing the Indian diaspora, he urged the masses to become a partner in India's growth and asked them to take advantage of Overseas Citizen of India, OCI programme...

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UK shows keen interest to have equipment partnership with India at DEFEXPO 2018

For the first time, India will be showcasing its defense export potential at DefExpoIndia which is going to be held in Chennai on 11th April and will go on until 14th April. The UK Government and UK defence companies are seeking to deepen and broaden their strategic defence equipment partnerships with India at DEFEXPO 2018...

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India, Vietnam discusses strategic partnership between two countries; vowed to boost ties

Vietnamese Foreign Minister Dang Dinh Quy on Tuesday called on External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and held discussions on the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries and on ways to further boost ties. Notably, the official spokesperson of MEA Raveesh Kumar in a tweet said, “Vice Foreign Minister Dang Dinh Quy of Vietnam called on EAM @sushmaswaraj today. They discussed comprehensive strategic partnership between India and Vietnam and the plan of action to further expand ..

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India-Korea shakes hands to boost maritime sector; Nitin Gadkari explores avenues to pump up naval infrastructure

Union Minister for Shipping Nitin Gadkari arrived on his 4-day Korea visit to bloom up the bilateral relations. India-Korea shook hands with each other to boost maritime sector and help Korea with big shipping fleet of India...

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Prez Kovind strengthens partnership by opening up various development prospects for Swaziland

Becoming the first President to visit and address the Parliament of Swaziland; President Ram Nath Kovind commits to have developmental partnership with the African nations and create local capacities in Swaziland and across Africa...

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India-Bangladesh pledges to deepen ties with 6 MoUs in development cooperation

To strengthen development cooperation between India and Bangladesh, the two countries on Monday inked six MoUs, including one for the construction of a 129.5-km long oil pipeline between Siliguri and Parbatipur, and discussed the Teesta water sharing issue...

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Prez Kovind strengthen ties with Swaziland; signs pact on health and visa waiver

After having a cordial and mutual visit in Equatorial Guinea, President Ram Nath Kovind has headed to the second leg of the visit, Swaziland. The President held delegation level talks with Swaziland King Mswati III in Mbabane. During the discussion, both the countries reviewed the spectrum of bilateral, regional and global issues of mutual interest. Both sides agreed on expanding the India- Swaziland partnership to accelerate growth and development...

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Nitin Gadkari all set to visit Korea to boost bilateral ties and increase seafarers

Aiming to coarsen the relations between India and Korea in terms of shipping space and ports, Union Minister for Shipping, Road Transport & Highways and Water Resources, Nitin Gadkari is all set to be on an official visit to Republic of Korea commencing today...

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Consolidating relations, Prez Kovind signs agreement for cooperation and development with Equatorial Guinean

In the first-ever visit to African nations aiming to deepen ties, President Ram Nath Kovind said that India is keen to enhance development cooperation with Equatorial Guinea. Holding delegation talks with the Equatorial Guinean counterpart Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, both reviewed the entire gamut of bilateral relations and discussed ways of expanding it...

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On his historic visit, Prez Kovind touch downs Malabo for his 3-nation Africa tour

President of India Ram Nath Kovind touched down at the capital of Equatorial Guinea as a part of his three-nation Africa tour. Warmly received by Equatorial Guinean President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, President Kovind was accorded with ceremonial welcome...

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Venkaiah Naidu meets Nepalese PM; says peace is the prerequisite for progress of any nation

Nepalese Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli on Saturday called on Vice President Venkaiah Naidu hours after India and Nepal over deepening and solidifying the bilateral relations signed the pact on border security, connectivity, trade and agriculture...

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Excavating partnership of history and culture, India and Nepal strengthen bilateral relations with economic progress and development

Deepening and solidifying the relations between India and Nepal, Nepal PM KP Oli’s visit is in line with the tradition of a Nepalese premier visiting India on his first overseas trip. India and Nepal aims at strengthening and consolidating the bilateral relations along with economic progress and inclusive development. Excavating the bond of friendship and co-operation between India and Nepal, the meeting also emphasized on connectivity, infrastructure, development, energy and people to people ties...

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President Ram Nath Kovind leaves on a 3-nation visit to Africa

To deepen ties with African nations, President Ram Nath Kovind has left on a three nation visit from April 7 to 12 to Equatorial Guinea, Swaziland and Zambia. This is President Kovind's third visit to the African nations...

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PM Modi and Nepalese PM at the Joint Press Meet

PM Modi and Nepalese PM at the Joint Press Meet..

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Nepal PM KP Oli accorded ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhawan

Nepal Prime Minister KP Oli who's on a three-day visit to India has today been accorded a ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhawan. Earlier, the Nepal PM met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his residence in New Delhi...

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India, UAE signs MoU on technical cooperation in rail sector

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was apprised about the Memorandum of Understanding with the United Arab Emirates on Technical Cooperation in Rail Sector on Wednesday. Notably, the MoU was signed on 10th February 2018 for the regulation and safety and technical investigation of rail accidents...

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India seeks to strengthen its friendly relations with Azerbaijan says Sushma Swaraj; 18th NAM Ministerial Conference kicks off

“India seeks to consolidate and strengthen its friendly relations with Azerbaijan,” said External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj during a press conference along with Azerbaijan counterpart on Wednesday. EAM Sushma Swaraj got clicked for the group photo of 120-member strong Non-Aligned Movement before kicking off the 18th NAM Ministerial Conference in Baku...

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India-Canada mutually nod to robustly boost cross-border partnerships through innovation cooperation

India, Canada shook hands to boost cross-border partnerships focused on research excellence to bring out robust innovations gain between two nations.The collaboration is expected to lead to new knowledge creation, joint scientific publications, Industrial exposure, IP generation, etc..

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EAM Sushma Swaraj calls on Azerbaijan Prez Ilham Aliyev to boosts bilateral ties in various sectors

Today External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj called on President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev and discussed strengthening cooperation in trade & investment, connectivity and transportation, culture and tourism, pharmaceuticals, energy, IT and other sectors...

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India, Japan and US agree to strengthen partnership for peace in Indo-Pacific region

India, Japan and the United States on Thursday held the 9th Trilateral Meeting at New Delhi in which all sides agreed to remain engaged and strengthen cooperation in support for a free, open, prosperous, peaceful and inclusive Indo-Pacific region through the partnership with countries in the region...

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With an aim to boost mutual ties, Sushma Swaraj emplanes for 3-day Azerbaijan visit; Set to attend NAM Conference

Today External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj emplaned for her 3 day visit to Azerbaijan, with an effort to boost bilateral relations between India and Azerbaijan. EAM Sushma Swaraj is also set to participate in Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Ministerial Conference...

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Pakistan kneels down after New Delhi acts tough on intimidation of Indians diplomats in Islamabad; agrees to resolve issue

After New Delhi acted tough against Islamabad by sending a series of note-verbale over harassment and intimidation of Indians diplomats, Pakistan itself laid down on its knee on Friday and decided to resolve the issue. Notably, India and Pakistan have mutually agreed to resolve matters related to the treatment of diplomats and diplomatic premises. The two countries issued a press statement saying, “India and Pakistan have mutually agreed to resolve matters related to the treatment of diplomats and ..

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Kutch which was once considered a deserted place has been converted into a prime tourist destination: PM Modi

“Kutch which was once considered a deserted place has been converted into a prime tourist destination today,” said PM Modi while interacting with the Kutchi Leva Samaj in Nairobi, Kenya via Video Conference. While addressing with the Kutchis, he underlined the sustained efforts of the whole team to give a new face to Kutch, when he was the Chief Minister of Gujarat...

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Nepal's newly elected PM Oli soon to be honored with Doctorate degree in Uttarakhand

Nepalese PM K P Oli will be visiting India from April 6th. During his visit, G B Pant Agricultural and Technical University of Uttarakhand will be honoring him with the Honorary Doctorate degree...

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India Japan friendship blessed with huge potential for growth says Shinzo Abe after Sushma Swaraj meets Japanese PM

Today morning External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj called on Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and conveyed the greetings of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to him. Warmly reacting to her Japanese PM said that India Japan traditional friendship is characterized by heart-to-heart bonds and blessed with a huge potential for growth...

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India expresses concern over IED attacks on peacekeepers; urges UN to deploy resources to protect troops

The concrete rise in improvised explosive device (IED) attacks on UN peacekeepers had largely made a negative impact in past. Therefore, in the United Nations, India has expressed concern over the rising IED attacks on UN peacekeepers and called for deploying resources to protect troops against them...

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Diplomatic win for India: China agrees to share Brahmaputra data after trans-border river communication

India and China agreed to share hydrological information to manage their trans-border rivers during times of crisis as the two countries finished with their two-day talks. The meeting held in the city of Hangzhou comes at a time when former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi requested PM Modi to raise the issue of China building a dam on the Brahmaputra...

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Soaring high, India Japan give momentum to the much anticipated Strategic Dialogue Meeting

Imparting new momentum to strategic and global partnership between India and Japan, the 9th Indi-Japan meeting enhanced the cooperation in bilateral, regional and global issues. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Foreign Minister of Japan Taro Kono chaired the 9th India-Japan Foreign Ministers’ Strategic Dialogue today giving impetus to strengthen the relations between the two countries. ..

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India’s relations with Japan have strengthened under the leadership of PM Modi: Sushma Swaraj addresses Indian Diaspora in Tokyo

“India’s relations with Japan have strengthened under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” said External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj while addressing the Indian Diaspora in Tokyo. On Wednesday External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj touched down Tokyo for her three-day visit to Japan...

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India, US reviews threat posed by terrorism; vows to strengthen information sharing on terrorist groups, individuals

The bilateral relationship between India and the United States has been strengthened over the years in various sectors including counter-terrorism, trade and defence etc. Continuing with the same, India and United States on Tuesday reviewed the threats posed by terrorism, including cross-border terror in the South Asian region and further vowed to strengthen cooperation to combat the menace...

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Diplomacy of Suryaputra nations at peak! India, ISA sign the Host Country Agreement

This agreement gave a new height to the Suryaputra Nations as the International Solar Alliance (ISA) and the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), signed the Host Country Agreement on Monday. The Agreement will give ISA a juridical personality and gives it the power to contract, to acquire and dispose of movable and immovable properties, to institute and defend legal proceedings. Under this agreement, ISA shall enjoy such privileges, applicable tax concessions and immunities as are necessary for ISA’s ..

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Welcoming everyone Israel Tourism Ministry lauds Saudi’s ‘historic’ move of opening its airspace for Air India to fly to Israel

“Saudi Arabia has opened its airspace for Air India to fly to Israel; I think it is a great move. I hope many more people will come to Israel and there will be peace in the region,” said Hasan Madah, India head, Israel Ministry of Tourism...

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Israel PM lauds Air India flight as ‘historic’; hopes for direct flight from Tel Aviv to Mumbai

It was the significant and historic both when the Air India flight AI 139 flew from India to Israel over the Saudi’s airspace! “Air India flew direct to Israel on a straight line from India to Tel Aviv, the significance is clear to all,” said Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu while taking out special moment to laud this historic flight that connects India-Israel...

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Professor J S Rajput appointed as India’s representative to the Executive Board of UNESCO

Professor J S Rajput, a former Director NCERT is selected as India’s representative to the Executive Board (EXB) of UNESCO. Notably, Professor J S Rajput is an eminent educationist with rich experience in various fields including UNESCO...

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PM Modi, President Steinmeier discuss ways to deepen India-Germany ties

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier visited Sunder Nursery in New Delhi yesterday. During their meeting, both the leaders are believed to have discussed ways to further deepen ties between the two countries in various areas...

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Indian envoy in China refutes Media reports; Confirms no change in status quo at Doklam

Rejecting reports of Chinese military stepping up infrastructure build-up in the Doklam area, India’s envoy Gautam Bambawale said there is no change in the status quo situation at the Doklam standoff area after it was resolved last year...

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New Delhi acts tough against Pakistan over intimidation of Indians diplomats in Islamabad; sends note-verbale

New Delhi acting tough against Pakistan on Thursday has sent a note-verbale to the Islamabad over continuing harassment and intimidation of Indians officials and staff members of the High Commission. Notably, India has sent a note-verbale to Pakistan’s Foreign Affairs Ministry on continuing harassment and intimidation of officials and staff members of the High Commission in Islamabad. New Delhi via note-verbale in a stringent manner asked Pakistan to immediately investigate all the incidents and also ..

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Air India flight flies over Saudi airspace to Israel: ModiDiplomacy made impossible possible

All hails to MoDiplomacy! Air India flight AI 139 from New Delhi to Tel Aviv landed at Ben Gurion Airport today making India Israel come closer. This opens up new chapter in the India-Israel friendship and also ending a decades-old overfly ban by Saudi Arabia. Meantime India- Saudi relations are also positively evolving...

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Pakistan envoy returns to New Delhi today

Pakistan's High Commissioner to India, Sohail Mahmood, has returned to New Delhi after he was called back by Islamabad last week. Mahmood reportedly left India over incidents of harassment and intimidation against him and his family in Delhi. The High Commission will hold an event to celebrate Pakistan National Day on March 23. Indian envoys are also facing harassment in Pakistan...

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To add another feather in cordial relation, German President Steinmeier arrives in India on 4-day visit

In a bid to boost bilateral ties, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, along with his wife, Ekle Budenbender has arrived in New Delhi on a four-day visit to India. The MoS for Drinking Water and Sanitation SS Ahluwalia has received the honoured guests in a grand ceremony. The President, who was being accompanied by CEOs and Indologists, will be visiting Varanasi and Chennai during his visit...

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Saudi’s significant push makes India-Israel ties tighter: 1st diplomatic flight to take off today

After Saudi gave its significant nod; the 1st diplomatic flight set to take off between India and Israel. The Israeli Foreign Ministry said in a statement that Israel considers the new route important as this will lead to leveraging investments and tourism from India to Israel...

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Congratulating Xi Jinping on reelection, PM Modi says looking forward to work to improve bilateral ties

After Chinese President Xi Jinping was re-elected; Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated him on telephonic conversation. China Prez Xi Jinping expressed enhancing communication with PM Modi on long term and strategic issues regarding India-China ties...

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Indian Railways hands over the 18th diesel locomotive engine to Myanmar

As a part of Indian Railways’ efforts to boost ties with the neighboring countries, handed over 18th diesel-electric locomotive to Myanmar Railways. MoS of Railway, Rajen Gohain attended the formal handing over ceremony in Myanmar on Monday...

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Indian diplomat flags 13th complaint against intimidation, harassment in Pak

The Indian High Commission in Islamabad has sent the thirteen written complaint to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan regarding harassment of Indian in the Islamic nation. The incidents of harassment began in January this year...

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India will respond diplomatically on ‘harassment’ charges, asks for resolution from Pakistan to ensure safety of Indian envoys: MEA

“Pakistan envoy Sohail Mahmood to India has been called back for consultation. It’s a routine and not a recall” said Spokesperson for Ministry of External Affairs Raveesh Kumar while speaking during the press conference. This press was held to discuss on the so-called ‘harassing’ treatment given to the envoys of both the nations...

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India, Madagascar shake hands by signing MoU in various field

For improving bilateral ties, India and Madagascar have signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) in the field of defense, air connectivity, and agriculture. Both the countries will explore various ways of co-operation in the respective fields, this was announced by President Ram Nath Kovind after delegation-level talks with his Madagascar counterpart...

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India-Pakistan relations: Converting response dynamics from reactive to proactive

India’s Pakistan policy needs to be based on well thought out parameters which are constantly aligned and adjusted to the evolving situational dynamics. It is only a clear understanding of the enigma that is Pakistan that can convert the response threshold from reactive to proactive. ..

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India considers Mauritius as a voice for peace and stability in entire Indian Ocean Region: President Kovind

President Kovind reached Mauritius on 11 March on the first leg of his State Visit to Mauritius and Madagascar. He was received at the airport by the Prime Minister of Mauritius, Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, and his entire Cabinet and hundreds of dignitaries and local people...

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Pakistan's blame game continues, now accuses India for harassing its diplomats

Pakistan has accused India of harassing the Islamic nation's diplomats and their families in Delhi. It further claimed that it would call them back if the intimidation didn't stop. The accusations came on the back of India's complaints that Indian diplomats in Islamabad are being harassed and are subjected to hostility. As per reports, Pakistan has flagged a total of 18 incidents of harassment...

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PM Modi at the Founding Conference of the International Solar Alliance

PM Modi at the Founding Conference of the International Solar Alliance..

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With Euro 150 million, India’s renewable energy projects to get financial push from Europe

Signing a loan agreement worth Euro 150 million, European Investment Bank (EIB) and Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) Ltd shook hands for financing renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in India. The line of credit is for the tenure of 15 years including a grace period of 3 years. More than 1.1 million households are expected to benefit from clean energy produced with these funds...

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France and India ink 14 pacts enhancing nuclear energy, security

Strengthening strategic partnership and creating a golden chapter in the defence history of both countries, Narendra Modi greeted France President Emmanuel Macron today. Initiating the delegation talks, Mr Macron and PM Modi discussed on stepping up cooperation in the Indian Ocean region. Besides defence, cooperation in the areas of nuclear energy and space are the other pillars of the strategic partnership between India and France...

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India would like to work with China on commonalities and deal with differences for stability: MEA

Today in a regular press briefing, Ministry of External Affairs MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said that India would like to work with China on commonalities and deal with differences. MEA also spoke on different topics during press conference...

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Pakistan still provide sanctuaries to support dark agendas of terrorist organizations: India in UNSC

India on Thursday lambasted Pakistan at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) meeting for supporting terrorism and said that challenges posed by cross-border terrorism emanating from safe havens and sanctuaries to Afghanistan and other regions should be addressed soon...

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India France together shake hands to prevent illicit consumption of narcotic drugs

India and France join hands to strengthen bilateral ties by signing MoU on the cooperation on the Prevention of Illicit Consumption and Reduction of Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs, Psychotropic Substances and Chemical Precursors and related offences...

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India, Malaysia mutually tie up to cooperate in field of Traditional Systems of Medicines

India and Malaysia mutually agree to cooperate in the field of Traditional Systems of Medicines. The MoU on cooperation in the field of Traditional Systems of Medicines was signed on 27th October 2010. This information was given by the Minister of State for AYUSH, Shripad Yesso Naik in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday. ..

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French President Macron to visit Varanasi along with PM Modi on March 12

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) confirmed that French President Emmanuel Macron along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi will tour Varanasi on March 12th. "The visit of President Macron is aimed at strengthening the bilateral economic, political and strategic dimension of our engagement," the MEA said, adding that both the leaders of India and France will preside over in the International Solar Alliance (ISA) conference, slated to be held on March 11th...

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Magazine “Namaste Shalom” launch to highlight cordial relations of India-Israel

The Union Minister of State, Dr Jitendra Singh launched the social media of “Namaste Shalom”, a magazine devoted to India-Israel relations, yesterday. The magazine is edited by former MP Tarun Vijay...

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India, Vietnam gives major boost to bilateral ties; ink pacts on three MoUs including Nuclear energy partnership

Taking a step forward to strengthen bilateral relationships between the two countries, India and Vietnam on Saturday signed three MoUs including Economic and Trade, Nuclear energy partnership and Agriculture. After signing the three MoU, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India and Vietnam will work together for an open and prosperous Indo-pacific region where sovereignty and international law are respected and disputes are resolved through dialogue...

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India-Jordan should mutually defeat ‘Terrorism’ says Prez Kovind

Terrorism is challenging us on daily basis and so India and Jordan should mutually work together to defeat it, said President Ram Nath Kovind. After signing 12 MoUs in different sectors to strengthen mutual ties, the President Ram Nath Kovind, received His Majesty King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein, the King of Jordan, at Rashtrapati Bhavan and hosted a banquet in his honour...

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Vietnamese Prez Tran Dai Quang calls on Sushma Swaraj; discusses ways to strengthen bilateral ties

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday met Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang and discussed ways to strengthen bilateral ties. Notably, Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang on a three-day visit to India in a bid to strengthen bilateral partnership with New Delhi to tackle China's growing influence...

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India Jordan vows to strengthen cordial ties catering to areas like defense, health, tourism

India being the cradle of all major religions in the world, Indian democracy is a celebration of age-old pluralism said Prime Minister while addressing Islamic Heritage Conference along with Jordan King Abdullah II. India-Jordan mutually vowed to combat ‘terrorism’; thereby inked 12 MoUs catering defense industry, counter-terrorism, military studies, cyber security, military medical services...

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India Jordan seeks to strengthen bilateral ties; ink MoUs in defense, mining, tourism, health sectors

While India and Jordan are looking forward to mutually strengthen the ties in different sectors. Jordan King Abdullah II arrived in India on Wednesday on his 3-day tour. India Jordan inked several MoUs in mining, administrative assistance, manpower, health etc...

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India believes in taking everyone together in the journey towards development says PM Modi; Jordan King Abdullah II reciprocates

The world's largest democracy, democracy in India is not only a political system but a fundamental basis for equality, diversity and harmony. Indian Democracy is a celebration of our age-old plurality, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing the ‘Islamic Heritage: Promoting Understanding and Moderation’. Also, King Abdullah II pitched for world peace saying that Jordan is working globally towards peace...

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India Israel vow to fight ‘terrorism’ with foolproof security along international border

India, Israel has always looked mutually to combat ‘Terrorism’. The 2-day meeting of the Joint Steering Committee on Homeland and Public Security of India and Israel concluded discussing rigid measures to ensure foolproof security along the international border by using sophisticated technology...

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PM Modi, Jordan King Abdullah II to address ‘Islamic Heritage: Promoting Understanding and Moderation’

Today Jordan King Abdullah II received ceremonial reception by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan. King Abdullah arrived in India on Wednesday early morning on his 3-day tour...

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PM Modi royally welcomes Jordan King Abdullah II looking forward to deepen mutual ties

Welcomed His Majesty King Abdullah II to Delhi. It’s wonderful to meet him again, after my brief halt at Amman. His visit to India will further deepen bilateral ties between our nations. I look forward to our talks said Prime Minister Narendra Modi after warmly receiving Jordan King Abdullah II...

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After 37 years, Sri Lanka called for Indo-Lanka ferry service

The Sri Lankan government has invited expression of interest (EOI) to operate a passenger cum cargo vessel service between port of Colombo and the port of Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu...

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Welcoming Koreans PM Modi says India is a combination of Democracy, Demography, Demand; fastest growing major economy of the world

India-Korea share many things in common, from Princess to Poetry and from Buddha to Bollywood; India & Korea have so much in common. Listing democracy, demography and demand as 3 important factors for any thriving economy, India is a combination of all three, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi today while addressing the India-Korea business summit in New Delhi...

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King of Jordan Abdullah II to visit India tomorrow

As an indicator of increasing profile of India in the Arab world, King Abdullah II of Jordan will be visiting Delhi on Tuesday. King Abdullah II will have a summit level meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday...

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The Gas Pipe Diplomacy- India Forays into Central Asia

India needs huge volumes of energy to fulfill the needs of the fast-growing economy. Strategically, India is not gifted with natural energy resources as compared to its population. It supports around 17 percent of the world population but only has 0.3 percent of oil, 0.8 percent of natural gas and 6.8 percent of the world’s, oil, and gas and coal reserves, respectively. Hence India has been striving hard to increase energy supply by exploiting all possible sources of conventional and non-conventional ..

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Sri Lanka soon to release all Indian fishermen as a goodwill gesture

The Sri Lankan government has decided to release remaining 20 Indian fishermen in their custody for charges of poaching in Sri Lankan waters. This will be the first time in recent years that no Indian fishermen are left in Sri Lankan custody...

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India-China relations matter; both willing to strengthen strategic communications: Wang Yi and Vijay Gokhale conclude

After taking charge as Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale held talks with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Beijing and discussed on wide range of issues catering to bilateral ties. India China aims to boost mutual ties with this talks. India-China relations matter and is willing to work to strengthen strategic communications, said Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale during the meeting...

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India Canada vow to strengthen ties in the area of security, terrorism and extremism; ink 6 MoUs

Today morning Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was warmly received at Rashtrapati Bhavan along with the ceremonial welcome ceremony. Also present were President Ram Nath Kovind and Union Cabinet Ministers. India Canada vowed together to strengthen ties in the area of security, terrorism and extremism...

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India sighs with dismay on extension of Maldives emergency

Recently Maldives Government extended its state of emergency for further 30 days which has quaked the political and social environment nationally and internationally too. The Indian government has issued a press release on this issue in which the government has cited the decision of emergency as an offense as it is violating the constitution of Maldives in the name of national security...

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Along with defense and agriculture India-Israel join hands for ‘Film Co-Production’

Besides defence, agriculture and water technologies India- Israel also join hands for ‘Films’. India-Israel inked an agreement on film co-production which opens the door for creative, artistic and entertainment avenues for both nations...

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Canada PM Justin Trudeau enthused by diverse cultures of India seeks to strengthen mutual ties over trade and business

Enthused by diverse cultures of India, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stressed saying that one of the things that I really wanted to show to my kids is the extraordinary diversity of India, being able to go to a mandir, to Golden Temple, to a mosque & then to other places, this highlights the diversity & pluralism of India which isn't without its challenges...

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FM Arun Jaitley vows to enhance bilateral ties with Saudi Arabia to newer horizons

While chairing the 12th India-Saudi Arabia Joint Commission Meeting (JCM) on Monday in Riyadh, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley reiterated to enhance bilateral ties with Saudi Arabia to newer horizons. Notably, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was on two-day official visit to Saudi Arabia to discuss the bilateral issues, strengthening ties and chair the 12th India-Saudi Arabia Joint Commission Meeting. The Saudi side was headed by Minister of Commerce and Investment Dr. Majed Al Qasabi...

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Arun Jaitley visits Saudi Arabia to discuss bilateral issues, strengthening ties

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday embarked on a two-day official visit to Saudi Arabia to discuss the bilateral issues and strengthening ties. He will also co-chair the 12th India-Saudi Arabia Joint Commission Meeting (JCM). Notably, the JCM will be held at Riyadh on 18th and 19th February...

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‘Namaste’ from Canada, Justin Trudeau arrives in New Delhi

Respecting the Indian tradition and following the rituals, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau bowed his head down, joined his hands and said ‘Namaste’ after he reached New Delhi on Saturday night. Notably, Canadian PM Justin Trudeau is on a 7 days long visit to India in a bid to strengthening ties between the two nations...

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Modi-Rouhani pledge to deepen mutual ties; ink 9 pacts including energy, defense and health sectors

India and Iran signed nine agreements after talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and visiting Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in New Delhi today. Both the countries agreed to strengthen cooperation in trade and investment, energy, connectivity, defence and security and regional issues...

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Press Statement by PM Modi during state visit of President of Iran

Press Statement by PM Modi during state visit of President of Iran..

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Iran President Hassan Rouhani lauds India’s cultural diversity saying it as ‘Living Museum’

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani arrived in Hyderabad to embark his 3-day India tour aiming to bolster India-Iran ties in fields of politics, economy, culture, information technology, health, industry and agriculture. Iran President lauded India’s cultural diversity...

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Russian machinery museum inaugurated in Suratgarh on the eve of India-Russia 70 years relation

As a part of the country-wide year-long celebration of India-Russia Diplomatic Relations, the two countries celebrated 70 years of bilateral relations in the field of agriculture at Suratgarh in Rajasthan on Wednesday...

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‘Shalom Namaste’ magazine launched to strengthen Indo-Israel friendship

Nation has witnessed the warmth of Indo-Israel friendship and mutual relations have defined to strengthen defence, agriculture, water technology etc. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday released ‘Shalom Namaste’ magazine which speaks on India-Israel relationship by Bene Israel Heritage Museum and Genealogical Research Centre...

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#HappyBirthdaySushmaSwaraj: High points of India`s hard working EAM

Loads of wishes is being given to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today on her 66th birthday from all the corners of the country. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, other cabinet ministers, BJP workers, state Chief Ministers are wishing Sushma Swaraj on her birthday and prayed for her long life and good health...

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India is an attractive destination to do business, says PM Modi to 70 top businessmen of Oman

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited four countries in just four days in a bid to strengthen India’s footprint and bilateral relations with Gulf and West Asia. PM Modi on Monday pitched India as an attractive destination to do business after he held a meeting with around 70 business delegates of Oman in capital Muscat...

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Ties of India-Oman have always remained strong says PM Modi; 8 MoUs inked catering defense, health

Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of World Government Summit met Oman Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said and held wide-ranging talks that borne signing eight agreements which cater fields like defence, health, tourism, space etc...

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After historic visit to Palestine, PM Modi reaches UAE; five agreements signed

After a memorable and historic visit to Palestine, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached the United Arab Emirates (UAE) where he held talks with Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and the two countries signed five agreements on Saturday night...

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Creating history, PM Modi reaches Palestine strengthening bilateral cooperation

Starting a short but hugely symbolic visit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reached Palestine. On a day-long visit to Palestine, it is one that is being plugged in as a significant and a historic milestone in the relations between India and Palestine...

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With PM Modi’s warm hug to King Abdullah, India-Jordan begins a new chapter in bilateral relations

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Jordon King Abdullah II yesterday on his arrival in Amman on the first leg of his tour to three West Asian countries, including the Palestine...

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Iconic Burj Khalifa and Dubai Frame draped in tricolor to welcome PM Modi in UAE

To honour the Prime Minister Narendra Modi in UAE, World's tallest tower Burj Khalifa and Dubai Frame illuminated with LEDs in the colors of the Indian tricolor. Iconic Burj Khalifa, the headquarters of state-owned oil company Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and the building hailed as the world's largest picture frame, Dubai Frame, were seen glittering in the colours of the Indian flag, a day before the Prime Minister's scheduled arrival in the country...

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China agrees to let Mansarovar Yatra via Nathu La Pass

Government said China has agreed to allow Indian pilgrims to embark on the Kailash-Mansarovar yatra through Nathu La in Sikkim after the route was closed last year in the wake of the Doklam standoff...

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Palestine believes India to play active role in peace process over Israel conflict

While Prime Minister set to make his historic visit to Palestine as 1st ever Prime Minister of India, to which Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas with all hopes expects India to play an active role in the peace process between Israel and Palestine...

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PM Modi to embark on 3-Nation historic tour today

In first-ever historic visit to Gulf and West Asian region, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will leave today on a three-nation tour. During his visit, PM Modi will have discussions with the leaders and share some mutual interests and will also address the Sixth World Government Summit in Dubai...

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Energy security, infrastructural investments to top the chart of agendas during UAE visit: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday said that energy security and infrastructural investments will be on the top of all agendas of his discussions with the UAE top leaders this week. Notably, PM Modi will pay a historic visit to the UAE on Saturday this week...

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Expressing gratitude towards Saudi Arabia, Sushma Swaraj says “Thank You for increasing Haj quota in India”

“Massive number of Muslims from India visit Saudi Arabia every Haj and Umrah. Once again I thank your majesty for increasing the Haj quota for India in 2017,” delightly said External Affairs Minister EAM Sushma Swaraj during her 3-day visit to Saudi Arabia. India is the ‘Guest of Honour’ country at this year's Janadriyah festival and EAM Sushma Swaraj led the Indian delegation at the festival...

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India Australia to ink pact of Secondment Programme for understanding current economic policy issues

Centre gave a nod for signing Memorandum of Understanding for Secondment Programme between India and Australia with an aim to deeply understand current economic policy issues mutually. The MoU will be signed between India's Department of Economic Affairs and Australia's Treasury for three months, an official statement said...

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India, UAE to sign 12 agreements in a bid to intensify economic cooperation during PM Modi`s visit

India and the United Arab Emirates will sign as many as 12 agreements in a bid to intensify economic cooperation between two countries. Notably, the agreement will be signed between two countries during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s historic visit to the UAE. The agreements between the two countries will include key areas like finance and skills development...

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Ahead of PM Modi’s visit, high-level delegation from UAE met Suresh Prabhu to promote bilateral relations

Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the United Arab Emirates, a high level delegation from UAE met Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu on Monday to further promote the strong bi-lateral relations between the two nations...

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PM Modi all set for a historic visit to Palestine, UAE and Oman to boost diplomatic ties

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set for a historic visit to Palestine, UAE and Oman from 10th to 12th February this year in a bid to strengthen bilateral relationships in various sectors including diplomatic, economic and security issues. ..

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EAM Sushma Swaraj to visit Saudi Arabia after being invited as Guest of Honour for Janadriyah festival

The bilateral relationship of India and Saudi Arabia have shined brightly. Therefore, Saudi Arabia has invited India as the Guest of Honour country for the Janadriyah festival. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will embark on a three-day visit to Saudi Arabia starting from Tuesday...

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To deepen Indo-Nepal ties, Sushma Swaraj calls on President Bhandari and PM Deuba

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today called on President of Nepal Bidya Devi Bhandari and Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba at Sheetal Niwas in Kathmandu. The two-day trip is Swaraj's seventh visit to the Himalayan state after she assumed office...

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India lashes out at UN for not bringing reforms to increase in membership of Security Council

India on Thursday slammed United Nations for not being able to bring major reforms in the increase in the membership of the Security Council, other matters and said that the lack of rolling text is a bane for UNSC reform negotiations and endangers the credibility of UN General Assembly...

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Andaman and Nicobar islands & Look East, Act East Policy

Never before has India hosted so many presidents and prime ministers at one go in its annual showpiece event. That ASEAN responded unanimously to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s invitation to participate as a combined chief guest in such a seminal celebration reflects how much it, as a group, values India’s rise...

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India our important neighbour, willing to hold talks over CPEC issues: China

China on Monday says that India is an important neighbour and it is ready to hold talk to resolve issues over the 50 billion US Dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)...

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India Cambodia tie knots to strengthen culture and combat human trafficking mutually

While India Cambodia tied knots to mutually cooperate and strengthen their ties in future; several MoUs were inked in the field of culture, finance, security etc. Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing the press statement expressed a hope saying that “India is ready to further strengthen its relations with Cambodia in the coming future.”..

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PM Modi, 1st Prime Minister to visit Philippines next month

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be the first ever Indian Prime Minister to visit Palestine. He will visit the country along with Oman and the UAE in a four-day tour starting February 9...

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India is ready to further strengthen its relations with Cambodia in the coming future: PM Modi

Today Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen arrived for India’s visit who was warmly welcomed at Hyderabad House by our Prime Minister Narendra Modi. India Cambodia held joint press statement to take mutual relations on the higher level...

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PM Modi narrates his masterstroke diplomacy calling India's age-old ties with SE Asia a unique familiarity among the region

The red carpet for ASEAN nations rolled out by India shows that two things, one is we have gained a trust amongst the ASEAN nations and second is a retaliatory force to tackle the aggressive posture adopted by China in the South China Sea...

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Padma Shri to Atithis: India felicitates one individual from each ASEAN country with fourth highest civilian award

As a symbolic gesture of India ASEAN bonding and on occasion of silver jubilee of India ASEAN partnership and our Republic Day, PM Narendra Modi announced Padma Shri award for one individual from each ASEAN country. It is an unprecedented move to promote India's ties with the 10-member bloc...

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PM Modi holds talks with Suu Kyi and Vietnam PM over bilateral trade

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today met Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and Vietnam PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc and also held talks on bilateral trade. “Long-standing traditional and strategic partnership! The PM met with Vietnamese PM. Discussed cooperation in trade, investment, defence, maritime and other areas. Agreements were signed in areas of I&B and Space cooperation,” EAM spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said...

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China praises PM Modi for opposing trade protectionism

China says that PM Modi's opposition to protectionism demonstrates that economic globalization is the trend of the times and serves the interests of all countries, especially the developing countries. ..

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India welcomes world leaders arrived for ASEAN summit

India is all set to hold ASEAN summit on Thursday and also to showcase the Republic Day parade which shows the valor of our heritage rich country as well as our power and bravery. Therefore the leaders of 10 ASEAN nations are arriving in New Delhi today...

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Canadian PM to visit India for 7 days to deepen mutual ties

Canada PM Justin Trudeau has announced that he will visit India from February 17 to 23, adding that Canada and India always share a common vision. This includes a commitment to diversity, democracy, freedom and the rule of law which is linked by people-to-people connections...

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PM Modi narrates country’s growth story at round table conference of top CEOs; says India means business

India means business and presents an exciting opportunity for the global businesses. This was said by Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing a round-table conference of top CEOs in Davos on Monday late night. Notably, under the tagline of "India means business", the roundtable was attended by 40 CEOs of global companies and 20 from India...

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India’s engagement with outside world in recent years has become truly and effectively: PM Modi

India’s engagement with the outside world in recent years has become truly and effectively multi-dimensional covering the political, economic, people to people, security and other spheres. This was said by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday ahead of visiting Davos to attend the World Economic Forum...

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Shalom Mumbai! PM Netanyahu, CM Fadnavis addresses India-Israel Business Summit

While India Israel relations are on high as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was welcomed in ‘Marathmoli’ style after he touched down in Mumbai. PM Netanyahu’s Mumbai’s visit has many events on cards: Meeting Business leaders, India-Israel Business Summit, Nariman House where he will visit Moshe Holtzberg...

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Israel gifts Mobile Water Desalination Van to Gujarat; PM Modi along with PM Netanyahu inaugurates iCreate Centre

Known for its advanced technological concept Israel gifted its Mobile Water Desalination Van (Gal-Mobile Vehicle) to Gujarat.Also Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Israel PM inaugurated International Centre for Entrepreneurship and Technology iCreate Centre at Deo Dholera Village...

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Gujarat’s red carpet welcome hugs Israel: PM Netanyahu along with his wife pay tributes to Gandhi at Sabarmati Ashram

Friends on the trip; after Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in Gujarat today, in the home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Welcomed with a grand roadshow PM Netanyahu along with his wife headed further to visit Sabarmati Ashram...

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Developing Human Capital: Through Strategic Partnership with Israel

The economy of Israel is among the major economies of the world. Israel is the technologically advanced nation by global standards. The UN's Human Development Index report of 2015 ranked Israel among the top 20 nations in the world, it places Israel in the category of "Very Highly Developed", enabling the country to enjoy a high standard of living comparable to many Western countries such as Austria, France and Finland. The prosperity of Israel's advanced economy allows the country to have a sophisticated ..

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With a band of ‘Raisina Dailogue’ India Israel aims to strengthen security cooperation against the menace of Islamist extremism

3rd edition of the geo-political conference, ‘Raisina Dialogue’ was opened by Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stressing on the need to develop the economic, military and political power to emerge as a strong nation. The conference was graced by our Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj...

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PM Modi along with PM Netanyahu addresses Raisina Dialogue 2018

PM Modi along with PM Netanyahu addresses Raisina Dialogue 2018..

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India, US join hands to enhance effectiveness of information exchange and transparency

To enhance the effectiveness of information exchange and transparency, India and United States of America (USA) on Monday signed the Inter-Governmental Agreement (IGA) under FATCA in 2015...

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India-Sri Lanka pledges to deepen ties in e Governance and IT sector

India and Sri Lanka signed four agreements for enhancing cooperation between the two countries in IT sector and areas of eGovernance and cyber security on Monday. The MoUs were signed by IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad with his Sri Lankan counterpart Harin Fernando in Colombo. They include setting up of e-office system and connecting of National Knowledge network (NKN) for collaboration among universities and academics. The statement said the scope of MoU includes e-governance, e-learning, tele-medicine ..

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Prez Kovind calls Israel PM as India’s ‘Special Friend’; Seeks to defeat ‘Terrorism’ together

While India is leaving no stone unturned for her Israel friend, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on President of India Ram Nath Kovind during his Rashtrapati Bhavan visit. Prez Ram Nath Kovind welcomed Israel PM calling him as India’s “special friend.”..

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Business Summit: PM Modi seeks to tighten and expand economic cooperation to push India Israel relations higher

Expressing high hopes for India Israel bilateral ties Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had a business delegation talks having CEOs of both the countries. Recalling his July visit, PM Modi said that “he experienced at the remarkable spirit of innovation, enterprise and perseverance that drives Israel. There are new energy and purpose that has invigorated our ties over the last few years. It will help take our cooperation to greater heights.”..

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Strengthening new era of friendship, India Israel ink 9 MoUs in agricultural, cyber-security cooperation

Highlighting the ‘Dawn of a new era of friendship’, Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi held delegation-level talks during a bilateral meeting at Hyderabad House in New Delhi. Over 9 Mous got inked focusing on agricultural cooperation, cybersecurity, space, defence etc...

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Israel PM receives ceremonial welcome at Rashtrapati Bhavan; Pays tributes to Mahatma Gandhi

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu along with his wife was accorded with the ceremonial welcome at Rashtrapati Bhavan by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Israel PM Netanyahu is on his 6-day visit here in India to mark another level of ‘friendship’ which both nations share. ..

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Rechristening iconic ‘Teen Murti Chowk’ resembles sacrifices of valiant Indian Soldiers for liberating Israeli City Haifa during WW-I

The reciprocal visit of ‘friendship’ that was celebrated by our nation on Sunday after Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was heartily welcomed by our beloved Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In a remarkable move, the iconic Teen Murti Chowk was renamed as ‘Teen Murti Haifa Chowk’ over the Israeli city ‘Haifa’...

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In a departure from protocol, PM Narendra Modi receives Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu at the airport

Expressing a fitting culmination to the silver jubilee year of the formal relationship between India and Israel, setting aside protocol, Prime Minister Narendra Modi received his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu, who arrived in New Delhi on a six-day visit on January 14...

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Israeli PM Netanyahu starts six-day visit to India from today

Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu is arriving in New Delhi today on a six-day visit to India. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will call on the visiting dignitary in the afternoon after his arrival...

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A concrete bridge between India and Maldives will raise productive relations

To enhance the relations between India and Maldives, Foreign Minister of Maldives Mohamed Asim is on the three days visit to India. This will take the relations at more concrete level. During this visit, He met PM Modi and Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj. ..

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India, Canada soon to sign MoU for cooperation in field of Science and Technology

India and Canada will soon sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the cooperation in the field of Science and Technology. That will provide a mechanism and help to foster scientific cooperation between R&D and academic institutions of the two countries...

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Good news! Soon Indian pilgrims to visit Haj via sea route

A mutual relationship between India and Saudi Arabia is strengthened in past three years after PM Modi led central government came into power. However, this strengthened relationship and strong diplomacy of New Delhi has led Kingdom to give its nod to India's plan to revive the option of ferrying Haj pilgrims via sea route to Jeddah...

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India Israel shake hands to give push in Oil and Gas sector

India Israel shook hands thereby inked Memorandum of Understanding MoU on cooperation in the Oil and Gas Sector. The MoU aims to provide impetus to India - Israel ties in the energy sector...

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Redefining India’s Israel Policy

India should support USA President Trumps move to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and shift the Indian embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. India should enter into a strategic partnership with Israel. Time has come to bury the Nehruvian foreign policy that has been an impediment to our growth and emergence as a global power...

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Brain behind decoding Doklam issue: Vijay Gokhale to take over as New Foreign Secretary

The brain behind solving the longest face-off between India and China during Doklam issue, who was none other than Vijay Gokhale, is set to take over as New Foreign Secretary. Vijay Gokhale, an Indian Foreign Service (IFS) Officer of 1981 batch, will take over as the New Foreign Secretary once S Jaishankar completes his tenure towards the January end...

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Responding to India's furious gesture, Palestine regrets Hafiz Saeed comradery as an 'unintended mistake'

Palestine on Saturday recalled its envoy to Pakistan Waleed Abu Ali for sharing the stage with 26/11 terror attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed and said that they are taking serious cognizance of their Ambassador's presence at the event...

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Strong India-China relationship is essential for both countries, also for world: PM Modi

China’s State Councillor Yang Jiechi and Special Representative of China on the Boundary issue, called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday. Yang Jiechi conveyed the greetings of China President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang to the PM Modi...

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PM Modi dials top Nepalese leaders, assures assistance for peace and development of Nepal

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday held telephonic talks with Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba, CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli, and CPN-Maoist Centre Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal...

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Post Doklam tussle, India-China hold 20th round of border talks

The 20th Special Representatives level talks between India and China held in National Capital on Friday. National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and China’s State Councillor Yang Jiechi met along with senior officials for the India-China border talks...

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India slams China without taking its name in UN; says Beijing protects Masood Azhar due to narrow political concerns

India on Wednesday slammed China without taking its name which is protecting Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) leader Masood Azhar by preventing the Security Council from sanctioning him as an international terrorist because of its narrow political and strategic concerns...

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India plans to buy Mattala Airport of Sri Lanka; Checkmate China?

In a great strategic move, India is planning to buy Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport of Sri Lanka to limit China’s ability to operate its Hambantota port as a naval site...

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Looking forward to strengthen ties with a leading ‘Global Power’ India, says new US security policy

The United States has hailed India as a rising global power while unveiling its new National Security Strategy (NSS) for fortifying US' partnership with India. US President Donald Trump has unveiled a new National Security Strategy on Monday...

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India, Columbia soon to join hands in field of agriculture and fisheries

Indian and Columbia are set to join hands in the field of agriculture and fisheries with an aim to boost the economy and mutual co-operation of both the countries. Notably, the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday approved the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Colombia in the field of agriculture and fisheries...

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India sits on the front rank of Australia’s International partnerships: Australia Foreign Secretary

After the US, Australia today came out in strong support of India playing a leading role in East Asia and said the security interests of both the countries are “congruent” in ensuring stability and openness in the Indo-Pacific region. Australian Foreign Secretary Frances Adamson also said Canberra’s trilateral and quadrilateral dialogues with India along with other major powers are a central part of its approach to “order-building” in the Indo-Pacific...

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India, Morocco ink MoUs for enhancing health, road and water sectors

Today India and Morocco signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for enhanced cooperation in the health sector.The main areas of cooperation under the MoU, include non-communicable diseases, including child cardiovascular diseases and cancer; drug regulation and pharmaceutical quality control; communicable diseases; maternal, child and neonatal health; hospital twinning for the exchange of good practices and training in administration and management of health services and hospitals...

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India will share expertise to make Nigeria self-sufficient in agriculture

To boost Agricultural productivity of Nigeria, India has decided to share their Agricultural expertise to make Nigeria food sufficient. Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said that India has noted with great interest the new initiatives of Nigeria, particularly the Green Alternative initiative-a roadmap to make Nigeria self-sufficient in agriculture...

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India, China, Russia holds trilateral meet in New Delhi; vows to boost maritime trade, fight terrorism and climate change

India, Russia and China on Monday held the trilateral meeting in New Delhi and discussed global and regional issues of common concern including trade, terrorism, transnational organized crime, illicit drug trafficking, natural and man-made disasters, food security and climate change...

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India formally becomes member of elite export control regime ‘Wassenaar Arrangement’

India on Friday joined the Wassenaar Arrangement (WA) a day after it was elected as the 42nd member in a global export control regime. Notably, the strengthened and tactical diplomacy of New Delhi attracted all the 41 members to elect India in the elite export control regime Wassenaar Arrangement...

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Diplomatic win for New Delhi continues: Wassenaar Arrangement decides to admit India as its 42nd member

The strengthened and tactical diplomacy of New Delhi has attracted the International community to involve India in major organizations. Earlier India used to follow other nation as but now other countries follow India as it has emerged as the global leader. Now, the elite export control regime Wassenaar Arrangement (WA) on Thursday decided to admit India as its new member...

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India, Italy join hands for cooperation in agriculture and Phytosanitary issues

India and Italy on Wednesday signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for cooperation in Agriculture and Phytosanitary issues. Notably, the MoU was signed between Indian Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh and Italian Minister for Agriculture H.E Maurizio Martina that will provide a good framework for cooperation in this field...

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CM Naidu on 3-day Korea tour woos investors to invest in Andhra; pitches for technological development

Today Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu started three-day Korea tour where he wooed industrialists to come and invest in Andhra Pradesh...

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‘Reciprocal visit to dear friend Modi’ says Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu; to arrive in India on 14th Jan

Whole world was the witness when Prime Minister Narendra Modi received the red carpet welcome during his Israel visit. January 2018 will have Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visiting India. The Israel-India friendship relations were defined on different level when PM Modi and PM Netanyahu joined hands together to take forward their relations in the fields on defense, agriculture and empowering young minds...

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Mumbai, London mutually pitch for boosting cooperation in transport and medical tourism

Maharashtra and London looking for increasing mutual cooperation in various fields like transport and medical tourism. London Mayor Sadiq Khan and Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday discussed ways to increase cooperation between Mumbai and London in various fields including public transport and medical tourism...

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#IsolatedPakistan : Iran President inaugurated 1st phase of Chabahar port

The first phase of Chabahar port was inaugurated on Sunday afternoon by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. The port is likely to ramp up trade between India, Afghanistan and Iran in the wake of Pakistan denying transit access to New Delhi for trade with the two countries...

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US Prez Trump expresses satisfaction over Global Entrepreneurship Summit during telephonic conversation with PM Modi

The United States President Donald Trump in the wee hours of Saturday telephoned Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and expressed satisfaction over the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES)...

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Proud! India re-elected to International Maritime Organisation Council with 144 votes

The strengthened diplomacy of New Delhi has forced the whole world to support the India at the various International agencies including International Maritime Organisation, United Nations etc. Notably, it’s a proud moment for us and our country as India on Friday was re-elected to the Council of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) at an assembly of the body at its headquarters in London...

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Greece supports India's bid for permanent membership in UNSC; says New Delhi cannot be kept out

Greece on Monday urged United Nations to bring major reforms and also supported India's bid for permanent membership in the Security Council claiming that New Delhi cannot be kept out of one of the most important world bodies...

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India will assist to improve Afghanistan's public transport system

India has pledged around $2.87 million in latest financial assistance to Afghanistan to repair around 350 public buses. “Continuing its long-standing development support to the people of Afghanistan, the Government of India (GoI) has today agreed to provide financial assistance of US$2.87 million to the Ministry of Transport of Afghanistan,” the Embassy of India in Kabul said in a statement...

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India, Finland join hands to boost mutual ties in IT, renewable energy

India and Finland joined hands to boost mutual ties in the areas of trade and investment, renewable energy and science and technology. Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj and Finnish counterpart held talks in New Delhi to discuss upon strengthening mutual relations. ..

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PM Modi embarks on three day visit to Philippines; to attend ASEAN summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday embarked on a three-day visit to the Philippines where he will attend the ASEAN, the East Asia and the India-ASEAN annual Summits. PM Modi will also have several bilateral meetings with world leaders...

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India and DRC shake their hands to make bilateral trade stronger

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj met Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Leonard She Okitundu and discussed ways to strengthen bilateral ties...

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PM Modi, 1st Prime Minister to visit Philippines since 1981; will attend India-ASEAN summit

After taking his charge in 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has undertaken several important foreign visits boosting India’s position in international politics. Again to deepen relation with countries in Asia-Pacific region, Prime Minister will travel to the Philippines on November 12 to attend the 15th Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) India summit and the 12th East Asia Summit in Manila on November 14.He will be the 1st Indian Prime Minister to visit Philippines after 1981...

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Donald Trump arrives in China on 3-day visit to strengthen bilateral ties

US President, Donald Trump arrived China on a three-day visit to talk with Chinese President, Xi Jinping, on a wide range of issues. The issues include putting rein on North Korea to try to stop it from its nuclear programs. Apart from that the two nations are expected to sign trade agreements worth billions of dollars...

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India describes UN Security Council as dysfunctional; says it facing a crisis of legitimacy, credibility

India on Tuesday while describing the United Nation Security Council as dysfunctional, said it no longer reflected contemporary realities and was facing a crisis of legitimacy and credibility. Notably, Indian Ambassador to the UN Syed Akbaruddin in his address to the plenary meeting of the United Nation General Assembly on the question of equitable representation on an increase in the membership of the Security Council said that there was no greater example of institutional inertia than the inability ..

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Belgium King and Queen in India; MEA Sushma Swaraj call on for strengthening mutual ties

Today the royal couple, Belgium’s King Philippe and the Queen Mathilde was accorded with ceremonial reception at Rashtra Bhavan. This the first visit of Belgium’s King to India. President Ram Nath Kovind along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi warmly welcomed the King and Queen of Belgium. ..

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Ajay Bisaria appointed India's new envoy to Pakistan

Ajay Bisaria, currently the Indian ambassador to Poland, has been appointed as nation's top envoy to Pakistan. He had, earlier, held the position of Private Secretary to the Prime Minister from 1999 to 2004...

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Welcoming cutest Prince of Bhutan, PM Modi gifts him set of chess and football of FIFA U-17 World Cup

Internet went ga-ga when the cutest Prince arrived with the King and Queen of Bhutan in India. Also, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi shared a cute ‘Namaste’ with the little Prince...

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Appreciating trust ties of India-Bhutan Prez Kovind said ‘Security concerns of India and Bhutan are indivisible’

‘The security concerns of India and Bhutan are indivisible and mutual’ said the President Ram Nath Kovind while expressing gratitude towards Bhutan’s support for resolving Doklam issue. Commending King of Bhutan Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, on completion of his first decade of his reign, President of India Ram Nath Kovind appreciated King of Bhutan and the efforts of Bhutan that helped foster and strengthen our mutual relationship...

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India-Bhutan’s friendship is not about years, it’s about generations; MEA Sushma with Future King of Bhutan

India-Bhutan’s relations are blooming day by day when Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj met the King and Queen of Bhutan along with their Gyalsey (Prince). India-Bhutan’s historical relations too have vital roles to play in each other's independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity. MEA Sushma Swaraj shook hands with Future King of Bhutan. ..

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