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External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar arrived in Beijing

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Beijing:11/8/19:External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar arrived in Beijing today on a key three-day visit to hold talks with the Chinese leadership.  A host of issues is sought to be discussed, including finalisation of arrangements for President Xi Jinping’s visit to India later this year for the second informal summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The visit of Mr Jaishankar, the ...

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President Kovind received The National order of Merit of Guinea

The President, Shri Ram Nath Kovind conferring with the National Order of Merit, the Highest Award of Guinea by the President of the Republic of Guinea, Mr. Alpha Conde, in Conakry, Republic of Guinea on August 02, 2019.

Guinea:3/8/19:The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, attended the Indian community reception, hosted by Shri Sailas Thangal, Ambassador of India to Ivory Coast today (August 3, 2019) in Conakry, Guinea. Addressing the gathering, the President said that given the complementary strengths of India and Guinea, there are numerous opportunities in trade and investment and for businesses to grow both ways. Development cooperation ...

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India External Affairs Minister held a series of bilateral meetings in Bangkok

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Bangkok :2/8/19:External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar today held a series of bilateral meetings in Bangkok with his counterparts from Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Mongolia and Timor Leste during which he discussed a host of key issues, including the fight against terrorism. After meeting with Vietnamese counterpart, he tweeted that strong traditional friendship stands reaffirmed. He also reiterated India’s strong support in the ...

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Any discussion on Kashmir will only be with Pakistan: India to US

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Newdelhi:2/8/19:India has said that any discussion on Kashmir, if at all warranted, will only be with Pakistan and only bilaterally. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar today made this clear to his American counterpart Mike Pompeo in Thailand days after US President Donald Trump offered to mediate on the Kashmir issue. Mr Jaishankar is in the Thailand capital to attend a ...

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India citizens have been exempted from visa fees for tourism purposes by Sri Lankan government

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Newdelhi:31/7/19:India is among 48 countries whose citizens have been exempted from visa fees for tourism purposes by Sri Lankan government with effect from tomorrow. The decision was announced today during a media conference in Colombo. Speaking on the occasion, tourism minister John Amaratunga said visa fees, which ranged from 20 to 40 US dollars, will not be charged for grant ...

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British Prime Minister has appointed Indian origin Priti Patel as the country Home Secretary

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London:25/7/19:British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has appointed Indian origin Priti Patel as the country Home Secretary. The Prime Minister named former Home Secretary Sajid Javid to take over from Philip Hammond as the Finance Secretary or Chancellor. Mr Javid, a former banker from a modest background, was a contender for the premiership but endorsed Johnson when he failed to get ...

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India and Italy set up Fast –Track Mechanism to Facilitate investors and Companies

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Newdelhi:16/7/19:In order to facilitate Italian companies and investors in India and Indian companies and investors in Italy, it has been decided to establish fast-track system for companies and investors of both the countries. The key objectives of the fast – track system in India will be to pave the way for and identify and solve problems faced by Italian companies ...

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Vikas Swarup has been appointed as Secretary, Overseas Indian Affairs

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New Delhi:12/7/19: Senior diplomat Vikas Swarup has been appointed as Secretary, Overseas Indian Affairs, according to an order issued by the Personnel Ministry on Friday. Swarup, a 1986-batch officer of the Indian Foreign Service, is at present India’s High Commissioner in Ottawa. He has been appointed as the Secretary, (consular, passport, visa and Overseas Indian affairs) in the External Affairs Ministry ...

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For the first time ever, an indian waterway is being used for transport of cargo between two countries

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Newdelhi:12/7/19:In a first ever movement of its kind, Shri Mansukh Mandaviya, Minister of State for Shipping (Independent Charge) and Chemical & Fertilizers, today digitally  flagged-off a ship of the Inland Waterways Authority of India, carrying stone from Bhutan to be delivered in Bangladesh. The ship – MV AAI – has set sail from Dhubri in Assam and will travel to ...

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Second India-Russia Strategic Economic Dialogue held

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New Delhi: 10/7/19: The Second India-Russia Strategic Economic Dialogue (IRSED) was held today in New Delhi, under the chairmanship of Dr. Rajiv Kumar, Vice-Chairman, National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog and Mr. Timur Maksimov, Deputy Minister of the Economic Development of the Russian Federation. The Second meeting of the IRSED focussed on six core areas of cooperation, namely, Development of ...

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