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Ministry of External Affairs


27 Indian diplomats abroad under government scanner

June 28, 2015 3:36 am

Concern over spike in numbers; officials face charges related to corruption, harassment, dereliction of duty

No proof of 39 Indians held hostage in Iraq 'dead or alive', says Sushma Swaraj

February 21, 2015 7:53 pm

Swaraj has met the families six times in last nine months but yet failed to kindle any hope.

MEA launches portal 'Madad' to redress consular grievances

February 21, 2015 4:09 pm

The official said maximum priority would be given to cases related to bringing back "mortal remains" of any national.

Gujarat man assaulted in US: MEA steps in, victim files lawsuit

February 13, 2015 2:38 am

MEA spokesperson said India had requested a speedy investigation and sharing of information on the probe and the action taken.

No proposal to amend n-liability law: MEA

February 09, 2015 1:53 am

‘Right to recourse’ part of contracts; nuclear accident victims cannot sue suppliers under tort law.

India offers to unload Afghan trucks at Attari

January 22, 2015 4:13 am

With this move, India has given the opportunity to Pakistan to allow these trucks to come up to the Attari checkpost.

The rules and the reasons for travelling abroad

October 10, 2012 2:19 am

The procedures public servants and public representatives need to follow in making a foreign trip,and some incentives to travel.

Writer forges PM’s signature to get MEA to buy his book,held

October 05, 2012 1:54 am

While authors across the world resort to marketing to ensure that their books sell,the efforts of a Mumbai resident to have his books purchased by the Ministry of External Affairs has landed him in Jail.

Haj: SC seeks better facilities for pilgrims

October 03, 2012 12:49 am

Concerned over lack of proper accommodation facilities for Haj piligrims from India,the Supreme Court has asked the Ministry of External Affairs if it can hire some properties

Passport and related services fees hiked

September 29, 2012 3:30 am

Procuring passport will be costlier from October 1.


No permit was given to Pak High Commission to visit Chennai event: MEA

February 25, 2016 4:11 pm

New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Spokesperson Vikas Swarup on Thursday said that the Ministry of External Affairs had informed the Pakistan High Commission on February 12 that High Commissioner, his wife and one official could go to Chennai in the program of February 22. He added that the organisers were wrongly informed that Ministry of External Affairs did not permit the Pakistan High Commissioner to go to Chennai event.

India, France to discuss counter terrorism mechanism

January 21, 2016 3:25 pm

New Delhi, Jan 21 (ANI): In the wake of horrendous attack in Paris and the recent terrorist attack at the Pathankot air base, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Thursday the cooperation between France and India on matters related to counter terrorism has acquired a very significant dimension, and added that a lot of discussion in this regard is expected during the visit of French President François Hollande. President Hollande will be the chief guest at the Republic Day celebrations this year. This is the fifth time that a serving President of the French Republic will be the chief guest at the Republic Day function. Vikas Swarup also highlighted the business ties between both nations.

Indian Consulate in Mazar-e-Sharif was target of terrorist attack, says MEA

January 07, 2016 4:05 pm

New Delhi, Jan 07 (ANI): Confirming that the Indian Consulate in Mazar-e-Sharif was indeed the target of a terrorist strike, the Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Vikas Swarup on Thursday said the reports received from the Afghan authorities on January 6 indicate that the armed terrorists attacked with heavy ammunition. Swarup also said it lasted till the night of January 4 when the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) were able to eliminate the four terrorists, who had been holed up in a building near the Consulate.

India puts ball in Pak's court, seeks action against Pathankot perpetrators

January 07, 2016 1:14 pm

New Delhi, Jan 07 (ANI): Amid speculations that the Foreign Secretary-level talks could be called off by New Delhi in the wake of the Pathankot terror attack, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Thursday put the ball in Pakistan's court and said the future course of action would be decided after Islamabad's response to actionable intelligence provided with regard to the fidayeen strike. Addressing the media, Swarup said the government's policy towards Pakistan is clear and consistent.