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23-Mar-2017 New Delhi

No need to worry about H1B visa issue for now : Sushma Swaraj

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday said there was no reason to worry about the curbs on H1B visas or the job security of Indian IT professionals working in the US for the time being as the Indian government is in talks with the US regarding this."Currently...

20-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Strategic ties with US secondary to Indians' interests : Sushma Swaraj

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday said that strategic ties with Washington won't prevent India from raising issues concerning Indians and Indian Diaspora with the US.Replying to a question in the Rajya Sabha on hate crimes against Indians in the...

19-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Nizamuddin clerics arriving on Monday : Sushma Swaraj

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday said that the two Indian clerics, who had gone missing in Pakistan, will be back in India on Monday.In a tweet, Sushma Swaraj said: "I just spoke to Syed Nazim Ali Nizami in Karachi. He told me that they are safe...

17-Mar-2017 New Delhi

India, Russia discuss economic ties

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and visiting Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Trutnev on Friday discussed a wide range of issues pertaining to bilateral economic relations, official sources here said.Trutnev, accompanied by leaders from Russia's far...

15-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Government will ensure safety of diaspora : Sushma Swaraj

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Wednesday India has raised the recent incidents of violence with India citizens in US at the highest level and assured that the government will ensure safety of diaspora.The minister was making a statement in Lok...

24-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Mission staff in touch with wife of Indian killed in US : Sushma Swaraj

Officials of the Indian Consulate General in Houston are in touch with the wife of Srinivas Kuchibhotla, an Indian engineer who was killed in a shooting incident in US' Kansas state, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Friday."I have received a report...

15-Feb-2017 New Delhi

India, US resolve to further expand bilateral ties

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday held a telephonic conversation with new US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson during which both leaders resolved to "further expand and deepen" India-US ties."The External Affairs Minister and Secretary Tillerson...

13-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Killer of Indian in California arrested : Sushma Swaraj

The man who killed an Indian youth in California has been arrested, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Monday."I have got report from our Consulate in San Francisco. The report says Vamshi was killed by a drug addict on Friday evening at Milpitas,"...

11-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Angry Sushma asks Amazon to withdraw Tricolour themed doormats

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday said Amazon must tender an unconditional apology and withdraw all products insulting the Tricolour, otherwise no Amazon official will get an Indian visa."Amazon must tender unconditional apology. They must...

09-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Mission in UAE to help stranded sailors with essentials : Sushma Swaraj

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday asked the Indian mission to ensure that sailors stuck in merchant ships in the United Arab Emirates do not suffer shortage of essential supplies."I have asked the mission to ensure that Indian sailors do not suffer...

08-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Face problem abroad? Tweet and tag me : Sushma Swaraj

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday said Indians abroad facing problems can tweet to the respective embassy and tag her in the tweet, adding that she will personally monitor the missions' responses.The minister, who has been known for reaching out...

06-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Sushma Swaraj promises help to 41 stranded sailors

Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday said that India will help out sailors stuck in merchant ships at Ajman in United Arab Emirates (UAE).Reacting to media reports, Swaraj in a tweet said, "I have seen the news report. We will resolve this."One of the sailors,...

27-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Will spare no effort to secure Father Tom : Sushma Swaraj

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday said that the government will spare no effort to secure Father Tom Uzhunnalil's release from captivity in Yemen."I have seen the video from Father Tom. He is an Indian citizen and the life of every Indian is...

23-Oct-2016 Indore

MEA also contributed to 53% FDI growth : Sushma Swaraj

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Sunday that the role of her ministry is undergoing transformation, as apart from diplomatic functions, now it is also acting as a catalyst to national development.Addressing the closing ceremony of the two-day Global...

17-Oct-2016 Benaulim (Goa)

Indian businesses should invest in Brazil public sector : Michel Temer

Brazilian President Michel Temer appealed to Indian businesses to invest in public sector projects in the South American country, even as he said that his administration was keen on rejuvenating economic growth in Brazil as a priority."In Brazil, we have launched...

04-Oct-2016 New Delhi

Sushma Swaraj calls on Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday called on Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong who arrived here on Monday on a five-day visit to India."First engagement for an honoured guest from the East. EAM @SushmaSwaraj calls on PM @leehsienloong of...

02-Oct-2016 New Delhi

PBK, a memorial for those who went abroad : Sushma Swaraj

After the inauguration of the Pravasi Bhartiya Kendra here, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday said this centre is "a memorial for those who went abroad" to earn a living for themselves."This is no ordinary building. This is a memorial for our...

02-Oct-2016 New Delhi

Brain drain can be converted into brain gain : Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the brain drain can be converted into "brain gain" if the nation started looking at the 27-million strong Indian diaspora spread across the world as a strength rather than numbers."Brain drain worries can be converted...

26-Sep-2016 United Nations

From UN, India tells Pakistan stop dreaming Kashmir

India on Monday forcefully asked the world to isolate Pakistan for nurturing terrorism and firmly advised Islamabad to stop dreaming it can ever capture Jammu and Kashmir with the help of its aided terrorists.External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj lashed...

26-Sep-2016 United Nations

Pakistan returned our gesture of friendship with terror : India at UN

India on Monday told the UN that its offer of unconditional friendship to Pakistan was met with a series of betrayals in the form of cross-border terror attacks.External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, speaking in Hindi at the United Nations General Assembly,...

26-Sep-2016 United Nations

Stop dreaming about Kashmir : India tells Pakistan

Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday told the United Nations that Pakistan, which is aiming to capture Jammu and Kashmir by sponsoring terrorism, should stop dreaming about it because Kashmir is and will always remain an integral part of...

19-Sep-2016 Mumbai

Sushma Swaraj to extend stranded UK couple's Indian visa

Five days after offering help to a stranded British couple in Mumbai, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj asked the UK government when they would issue the passport for their infant daughter of about five-months.In the meantime, she assured that the Indian...

16-Sep-2016 New Delhi

Sushma Swaraj calls on Nepal PM Pushpa Kamal Dahal

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj called on visiting Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal "Prachanda" here on Friday."EAM @SushmaSwaraj calls on PM Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' at Rashtrapati Bhavan," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup...

15-Sep-2016 New Delhi

Prachanda arrives in India on three-day visit

Nepal's new Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' arrived here on Thursday on a three-day state visit to India.External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj received him at the airport, ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted.Prachanda, elected the Prime...

15-Sep-2016 New Delhi

Two abducted Indians in Libya freed: Sushma Swaraj

Two Indian teachers who were abducted in Libya over a year ago have been released, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Thursday."I am happy to inform that T Gopalakrishna (AP) and C BalaramKishan (Telangana) who were captive in Libya since July...

14-Sep-2016 Mumbai

Sushma Swaraj to help British couple get Indian visa extension

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday offered to help a British couple facing hassles in taking their five-month-old surrogate daughter Lily to the UK as her British passport is not ready.Apparently moved by the plight of the Britons, Chris Newman...

13-Sep-2016 New Delhi

Sushma Swaraj meets Russian Deputy PM Dmitry Rogozin

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday met Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin here."From Mauritius to Moscow! EAM @SushmaSwaraj receives Deputy Prime Minister @Drogozin of Russia in Delhi," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup...

12-Sep-2016 New Delhi

Sushma Swaraj meets Nepal Foreign Minister

Ahead of Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal's visit to India later this week, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj met the Himalayan nation's Foreign Minister Prakash Sharan Mahat here on Monday."Preparing the ground for an important visit. EAM @SushmaSwaraj...

04-Sep-2016 Vatican City

Yemen survivor Sister Sally meets Sushma Swaraj

Missionaries of Charity Sister Mary Sally, who was evacuated out of Yemen earlier this year by the Indian government, met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj here on Sunday."A special guest in Rome! Sister Sally, who was evacuated out of Yemen by the Govt meets...

30-Aug-2016 New Delhi

Pakistan should stop harbouring terrorists: Sushma Swaraj

India and the US on Tuesday reasserted the urgent necessity for Pakistan to dismantle safe havens for terrorist groups and criminal networks and said there can be no difference between good terrorists and bad terrorists."Secretary (John) Kerry and I discussed...

30-Aug-2016 New Delhi

Sushma Swaraj meets John Kerry for annual dialogue

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday met US Secretary of State John Kerry here ahead of the India-US Strategic and Commercial Dialogue."Building convergences with the United States. EAM receives @JohnKerry for 2nd Strategic & Commercial Dialogue,"...

29-Aug-2016 New Delhi

Sushma Swaraj meets UN General Assembly President-elect

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday met President-elect of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly Peter Thomson."Working together for important session of the UNGA. EAM @SushmaSwaraj meets UNGA President-elect Peter Thomson," External Affairs...

29-Aug-2016 New Delhi

Sushma Swaraj calls on Myanmar President

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday called on Myanmar President U Htin Kyaw who is on a four-day visit to India."Last Monday in Nay Pwi Taw, today in Delhi! EAM @SushmaSwaraj calls on the President of Myanmar HE U Htin Kyaw," External Affairs Ministry...

25-Aug-2016 New Delhi

Passengers on AI plane diverted to Kazakhstan safe : Sushma Swaraj

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday said the passengers of an Air India (AI) flight diverted to Kazakhstan are safe and there was no reason to worry.She said arrangements for the onward journey of the passengers on the Newark-bound flight are...

24-Aug-2016 New Delhi

Sushma Swaraj hits out at celebrities for treating surrogacy as 'fashion'

Union Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday slammed some “celebrities” who, she said, have made surrogacy “a fashion” and “shauq” (hobby).Without naming anyone, she said that some celebrities who already have kids - both boys and girls - try to get another child...

23-Aug-2016 New Delhi

Retrenched Indian workers must return by September 25: Sushma Swaraj

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday urged Indian workers retrenched by three Saudi companies to return to India latest by September 25 after filing their claims.In a series of tweets, she said that those who do not return by September 25 will have...

22-Aug-2016 Nay Pyi Taw

India, Myanmar agree to maintain border peace, security

After the heavy exchange of fire between the Indian Army and the banned insurgent outfit NSCN (Khaplang) last week in Nagaland along the India-Myanmar border, both countries on Monday agreed to maintain peace and security along the the international border.This...

22-Aug-2016 Nay Pyi Taw

Sushma Swaraj meets Aung San Suu Kyi

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday met Myanmar's State Counsellor and Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi here.“An old friend of India, a new partner in progress. EAM meets Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, State Counsellor...

19-Aug-2016 New Delhi

Sushma Swaraj meets Nepal Special Envoy

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday met Nepal's Deputy Prime Minister Bimalendra Nidhi who is visiting India as special envoy following the installation of a new government earlier this month in the Himalayan nation.“First visitor from the new Government...

19-Aug-2016 New Delhi

Sushma Swaraj meets Turkish Foreign Minister

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday met visiting Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu here.“Strengthening bridges with Ankara. EAM @SushmaSwaraj receives FM of Turkey, @MevlutCavusoglu in Delhi,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas...

18-Aug-2016 New Delhi

Sushma Swaraj gets invitation for NAM Summit in Venezuela

Amid reports that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is unlikely to attend the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit to be held in Venezuela next month, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj was extended an invitation to attend the event by her Venezuelan counterpart...

16-Aug-2016 New Delhi

Sushma Swaraj meets Maldivian Foreign Minister

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday met new Maldivian Foreign Minister Mohamed Asim.“India First! FM Mohamed Asim meets EAM @SushmaSwaraj on his 1st official visit abroad,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted.Asim, formerly...

13-Aug-2016 New Delhi

Fighting terrorism central to Indian diplomacy: Sushma Swaraj

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Saturday fighting the global scourge of terrorism is a central part of India's diplomatic engagements."Among the issues that dominate global concerns today is the threat of terrorism," Sushma Swaraj said while releasing...

13-Aug-2016 New Delhi

Chinese Foreign Minister meets Sushma Swaraj

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj met her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi here on Saturday and discussed "issues of mutual importance".The two sides then held delegation-level talks, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted.Earlier, Wang...

12-Aug-2016 New Delhi

Sushma Swaraj meets Congo Foreign Minister

Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj met with Raymond Tshibanda N'Tungamulongo, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Congo, here on Friday.“Connecting with the Heart of Africa. EAM meets Congo FM N'tungamulongo as engagements continue...

11-Aug-2016 New Delhi

Glorification of terrorists unacceptable: Sushma Swaraj

The glorification of terrorists is unacceptable and Pakistan must immediately stop supporting cross-border terrorism and infiltration, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday.She also asked the neighbouring country to...

10-Aug-2016 New Delhi

Sushma Swaraj to the aid of girl's father in trouble in UAE

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's active use of the social media to help Indians in distress abroad came to the fore again on Wednesday when she assured a 16-year-old girl that the Indian Embassy in the UAE will help her father caught in a fraud case.Anjali...

04-Aug-2016 New Delhi

Saudi King assisting stranded Indian workers: Sushma Swaraj

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday said the King of Saudi Arabia has given instructions to help the thousands of Indian workers stuck in the Gulf kingdom, including giving them free passage back home.The minister informed the Rajya Sabha that...

01-Aug-2016 New Delhi

India to bring back 10,000 Indians rendered jobless in Gulf

The government is making all efforts to bring back 10,000 Indian workers rendered jobless in the Gulf and Minister of State for External Affairs V.K. Singh is visiting Saudi Arabia on Tuesday to start the process, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj...

01-Aug-2016 New Delhi

India to bring back 10,000 workers from Saudi Arabia: Sushma Swaraj

The government is making all efforts to bring back the 10,000 Indian workers rendered jobless in Saudi Arabia and is also providing them food in camps, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said in the Lok Sabha on Monday.She also said that Minister of...

31-Jul-2016 New Delhi

Sushma Swaraj chairs meet on overseas Indians' philanthropy work

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday chaired a meeting of the India Development Foundation of Overseas Indians (IDF-OI), a philanthropic organisation engaged in supplementing the country's social development efforts."Facilitating Diaspora's desire...

30-Jul-2016 New Delhi

Over 10,000 Indian workers facing 'food crisis' in Saudi Arabia

In what has come as a shocking development, over 10,000 Indian workers in Saudi Arabia are facing a "food crisis", External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Saturday."The number of Indian workers facing food crisis in Saudi Arabia is over Ten Thousand,"...

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