India and Germany held a virtual Foreign Secretary level consultations on June 26, 2020. Harsh Vardhan Shringla, Foreign Secretary of India and Miguel Berger, State Secretary of the German Federal Foreign Office; discussed bilateral cooperation in...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the President and people of South Korea; on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War. Seventy years ago this week, more than 135,000 North Korean troops...
Advocate Shashank Shekhar Jha and journalist Savio Rodrigues, filed a writ petition in the Apex Court on June 25, 2020. Via the petition they seek a National Investigation Agency (NIA) probe into a 2008 agreement.
On 19th January 2020, the Delhi High Court in its order directed the Commissioner of Delhi Police to assess the petition by Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) like a representation within 2 days. The petitioners sought permission...
Artificial Intelligence has become a buzzword that can make people imagine situations that are beyond the capabilities of technology. There is consensus among countries across the globe that AI is a game-changer and a key contributor for the future...
The members of the Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence released a joint statement on June 15, 2020. The statement informed about the member countries to the Global Partnership. India, Italy, Germany, Australia, Canada, France, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore,...
On June 17, 2020 India's External Affairs Minister (EAM) S.Jaishankar held telecommunication with the Foreign Minister of China, H.E. Mr. Wang Yi. The conversation was based on the increasing Indo-China tensions over the LAC. Primarily, the EAM conveyed the...
A telephonic conversation took place between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and His Excellency Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada; on June 16, 2020. The leaders informed each other about the prevailing situation due to COVID-19 in their respective countries. Additionally,...
On his two day visit to Bishkek, Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived at Kyrgyz capital for the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit. It was his first multilateral engagement, post his re-election where he met Chinese President Xi Jinping and...
Nepal's Lower House passed a constitutional amendment Bill on June 13, 2020. The Bill allows the Nepalese map in the national emblem to contain claimed Indian territory. The move showed support both within and outside the Communist Party of...
On June 12th,2020, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi held a phone conversation with Dr. John Pombe Joseph Magufuli, President of the United Republic of Tanzania. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi recalled his July 2016 visit to Dar-es-Salaam and highlighted...
K.K. Venugopal has accepted the Central Government's request to remain the Attorney General for another year. The AG's current term was set to expire on 30th June, which has now been extended another year. The Man Behind the Veil K.K. Venugopal...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke on the phone with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, of Israel. Firstly, he conveyed his warm wishes for Prime Minister Netanyahu's recent assumption of office; and expressed confidence that the India-Israel partnership would continue to...
On June 9th, 2020, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi held a telephonic conversation with President of the Philippines, His Excellency Rodrigo Duterte. Explicitly, the leaders discussed the steps taken by the two Governments to address the challenges arising out...
On June 5th, External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar launched a brochure; outlining India’s priorities for its approaching campaign to secure an elected seat on the United Nations Security Council. Notably, India’s global objective in the United Nations Security...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke on the phone with President Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, of Mozambique. The two leaders discussed the challenges posed in both countries by the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. Prime Minister Modi conveyed India's willingness to support Mozambique's efforts...
On June 5, 2020, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi held India-Australia Virtual Summit with Prime Minister Mr. Scott Morrison. Notably, Scott Morrison's visit to India had been finalized, but the visit could not take place. Thus, Morrison agreed to...
On May 29, 2020, in view of the current Coronavirus pandemic, the Canadian Institute for International Law Expertise (CIFILE) filed a complaint before the International Criminal Court(ICC). The complaint is against some influential world leaders including the Director General...
On June 1, 2020, the Indian Ministry of External affairs appointed Mr. Sibi George as the next Ambassador of India to the State of Kuwait. Currently, he is an Indian Ambassador to Switzerland. Mr. Sibi George is expected to...
Earlier today Indian Ministry of External Affairs apprehended two officials of the High Commission of Pakistan by Indian law enforcement authorities for indulging in espionage activities in New Delhi. The Government declared both these officials persona non grata (unacceptable);...
European Parliament while taking a dig at the Modi Government slams the Union Home Minister Amit Shah; for the systematic violation of human rights and misuse of anti-terror laws like UAPA. Maria Arena, Head of the European Parliament’s Subcommittee...
On May 28, the Supreme Court of Singapore dismissed the appeal of former promoters of Ranbaxy - Malvinder Singh and Shivinder Singh; against the judgment of the High Court of Singapore. The Supreme Court refused to set aside Rs...
On May 5, a disturbance broke out between Indian and Chinese troops; at the Pangong Tso Lake in the Himalayan region of Ladakh. The army personnel from India and China clashed with iron rods, sticks, and even resorted to...
The new Ambassador of India to the Republic of Niger is Mr. Prem K. Nair. The Ministry of External Affairs confirmed the appointment vide a press release. A notice was issued concerning the same on May 26, 2020. Prem...
India has welcomed the understanding reached between the Taliban and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani; for a ceasefire in Afghanistan for three days on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. The Press Release from the Ministry of External Affairs stated that; “India...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi called on his counterpart in Mauritius and had a telephonic conversation. Notably, Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth received praise for controlling the COVID-19 outbreak efficiently. Accordingly, Prime Minister Narendra Modi opined that Mauritius document its best...
Political rivals of Afghanistan, President Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah signed a power-sharing agreement. The Ministry of External Affairs of India praised the agreement; signed between the two leaders in a press release on May 17, 2020. India welcomed...
Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla has been engaged with counterparts from US, Australia, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand, and Vietnam; in weekly telephonic conversations to share ideas and best practices in the Indo-Pacific region. For responding to COVID-19 pandemic....
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External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on May 13, 2020, participated in a video-conference of foreign ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO); in light of situations arising due to coronavirus pandemic. According to a statement from the External Affairs...