Jaishankar holds talks with Iranian FM Javad Zarif

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and his Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif today held extensive talks on the fast-evolving situation in the Gulf region in the wake of frayed Iran-US ties over the killing of Commander Qasem Soleimani. Continue Reading

Pakistan warned to contain terrorism

The Trump administration has a very clear position on Pakistan and wants Islamabad to take immediate, sustained and irreversible action on reining in terror groups and to ensure that its soil is not used for terrorism, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has said, a day after the conclusion of the second India-US 2+2 dialogue. Continue Reading

Congressional resolution on Kashmir not fair: Jaishankar

The Congressional resolution on Kashmir introduced by Pramila Jayapal is not a fair characterisation of the situation in Jammu and Kashmir, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has said, asserting that he has no interest in meeting the Indian-American Congresswoman and lawmakers who are neither objective nor open to discussion and have already made up their mind. Continue Reading

Rajnath Singh visits US naval air station

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh visited Naval Air Station base at Norfolk in Virginia in the US during which he observed a static display and a Boeing fighter jet demonstration as the two sides reflected on the “strong defence ties.” Continue Reading

Pakistan condemns Jaishankar’s statement on PoK

Pakistan on Tuesday called on the international community to take “serious cognizance” of India’s aggressive posturing about taking physical jurisdiction’ of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, saying such “irresponsible and belligerent” statements from New Delhi have the potential to further escalate tensions and seriously jeopardise peace and security in the region. Continue Reading

EA minister Jaishankar to attend Gandhi event in US

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Speaker of US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi would attend an 2 October reception to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and the 90th birth anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr. Continue Reading

Rescue Chennai sailor from Iran: TN CM to Centre

Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami today wrote a letter to Minister of External Affairs S Jaishankar seeking him into intervene and secure the immediate release of Adithyaa Vasudevan, a sailor from Chennai who is detained by the Iran’s Revolutionary Guards. Continue Reading

US President claim on Kashmir rocks Rajya Sabha

Amid a massive controversy over US President Donald Trump’s claim on Kashmir mediation, India today said Prime Minister Narendra Modi never made any such request to the US leader and reiterated that Kashmir is a
bilateral issue. Continue Reading

Secure release of Indians onboard seized tanker in Iran: Kerala CM to Centre

On Friday, the British-flagged oil tanker Stena Impero was seized by Iranian Revolutionary Guard on Strait of Hormuz, and 18 Indian nationals are among the 23 crew members. According to a media report, Iran had seized the tanker allegedly due to a collision with an Iranian fishing boat. Continue Reading