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  • 2+2 dialogue: India, US ink critical defence pact; discuss cross-border terror, H1B

    New Delhi: Reflecting growing congruence in ties, India and the US Thursday signed a landmark security pact, decided to set up hotlines between their defence and foreign ministers and deliberated on thorny issues such as India’s purchase of S-400 missiles from Russia and import of crude oil from Iran.

  • 2+2 dialogue, Nirmala Sitharaman, Sushma Swaraj hold talks with US counterparts

    India, US ink COMCASA after inaugural 2+2 dialogue: Officials

    New Delhi: India and the US Thursday inked a long-negotiated pact under which critical and encrypted defence technologies will be provided to the Indian military by the Americans, officials said here. The ‘Communications, Compatibility, Security Agreement (COMCASA)’ was signed after the first two-plus-two talks External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had with US Secretary of State Michael R Pompeo and Defence Secretary James Mattis.

  • Sushma Swaraj unveils Mahatma Gandhi’s bust at Indian embassy in Vietnam     

    Hanoi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today unveiled the bust of Mahatma Gandhi at the Embassy of India in the Vietnamese capital here. Swaraj is in Vietnam on the first leg of her four-day two-nation tour which aims at deepening India’s strategic cooperation with Vietnam and Cambodia — the key countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region.

  • Sushma Swaraj likely to meet Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi next month in New York

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj is likely to meet her Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi in New York next month, on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly’s (UNGA). Both the foreign ministers will be present at the 73rd session of the UNGA which will begin on September 18.

  • Sushma Swaraj invokes Atal Bihari Vajpayee during World Hindi Conference, recites his poems

    Port Louis : The second day of the 11th World Hindi Conference saw deliberations on relations of Culture and Language with films, media and literature. Many eminent scholars from both India and Mauritius, renowned lyricist and poet Prasoon Joshi, Goa’s Governor Mridula Sinha and West Bengal Governor Keshri Nath Tripathi and others participated in the occasion.

  • Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru to Manmohan Singh, none addressed NRIs like BJP govt, says Sushma Swaraj

    Astana : External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday interacted with the Indian community in Kazakhstan’s Astana and said that from first Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru to Dr Manmohan Singh, nobody addressed the Indian community in other countries like the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government.

  • Trolling Sushma Swaraj absolutely wrong: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh

    New Delhi, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said it’s “absolutely wrong” to troll External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in connection with the passport issuance of an inter-faith couple.”I consider this absolutely wrong,” Singh told media here. Swaraj started receiving abusive tweets after the transfer of a passport officer who allegedly humiliated an inter-faith couple in Lucknow. Swaraj re-tweeted and liked many of the tweets she received.

  • Sushma Swaraj’s husband comes to her rescue over troll, hits back at Twitter user

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj’s husband Swaraj Kaushal hit back at a Twitter user who asked him to “beat her up” over Lucknow inter-faith passport row. Taking to Twitter, Kaushal asked the social media user to “not use such words for her”.

  • Inter-faith couple harassed at Lucknow passport office: ‘I was told to change my religion, take pheras’

    Lucknow: A husband and wife from Uttar Pradesh belonging to different religions are seeking help from External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj after being allegedly harassed by a passport officer in Lucknow. Mohammad Anas Siddiqui, who belongs to Muslim religion, and his wife Tanvi Seth, who belongs to Hindu religion, alleged that they were harassed by an officer Vikas Mishra at a Passport Seva Kendra.

  • Mahatma Gandhi, Mahatma Gandhi's PA, Bapu, Hey Ram, Hey Ram controversy, Venkita Kalyanam, Nathuram Godse, Mahatma Gandhi's death anniversary

    United by spirituality, divided by religion

    The life and work of the Father of the Nation has been in the headlines this month. External Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj was in South Africa on June 7, marking the 125th anniversary of the historic incident when a young Mahatma Gandhi was thrown out of a first class train compartment at Pietermaritzburg railway station. The event in 1893 was a turning point in Gandhi’s fight against racial discrimination in South Africa.

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    Narendra Modi speaks for entire Indo-Pacific

    If there is an impression that the prime minister travels abroad frequently, it may not be entirely wrong. But when the world has shrunk and the national economies are vastly integrated in the global economic order, Modi’s foreign visits are quite justified. A leader of the fastest growing economy with the second largest population in the world cannot adopt an isolationist attitude. Maybe in some cases the country could have been represented

  • Sushma Swaraj’s plane goes missing for 14 minutes

    Port Louis: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s flight from Trivandrum to Mauritius went off the radar for nearly 14 minutes on Saturday, leaving the authorities in a tizzy. Sources said that the flight ‘lost contact’ with the Male Air traffic Control after which   an emergency alert was put out.  However, despite the flight going incommunicado, authorities insisted that it does not comprise as a ‘mid-air scare.’

  • Sushma Swaraj visits Buddhist monastery ahead of 6th India-Mongolia meet

    Ulaanbaatar: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday met her counterpart Damdin Tsogtbaatar ahead of the 6th round of India-Mongolia Joint Consultative Committee meeting. Swaraj, who is the first Indian foreign minister to visit in Mongolia in 42 years, is on a two-day visit to the Buddhist nation.