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The Ministry of External Affairs of India, also known as the Foreign Ministry, is the government agency responsible for the conduct of foreign relations of India. The Ministry comes under the Government of India and is responsible for India's representation in the United Nations

CtoI News Desk October 18th 2021 Global

India to resume granting tourist visas to foreigners from October 15: MHA

The Indian government has announced the resumption of granting tourist visas to foreigners from October 15.

Covid-19

Sri Lanka seeks India's aid to turn Indian Ocean into 'Zone of Peace'

Sri Lanka has sought India’s support to turn the Indian Ocean into a “Zone of Peace”.

Global

Indian expats in UAE can now renew passports up to a year prior to expiry

Indian passport holders in the UAE will now not be required to wait until the very last moment to renew their expired passports, an official...

UAE

Indian PM Narendra Modi to address UNGA, attend Quad summit during three-day visit

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Washington, DC yesterday on an official three-day visit to the United States

Global

EAM Jaishankar meets Serbian counterpart in New Delhi to discuss economic ties

India's union external affairs minister S Jaishankar had met with his Serbian counterpart Nikola Selakovic in New Delhi during the latter's...

Global

India, Japan hold first high-level policy dialogue

India and Japan held their inaugural high-level policy dialogue and discussed issues on air pollution, sustainable technologies, transports,...

Global

India, US 2+2 dialogue to be held in November: Shringla

The fourth annual 2+2 ministerial dialogue between India and the US will take place in November this year in Washington, Foreign Secretary...

Global

Four Indian teachers stranded in Afghanistan seeking evacuation

Four Indian teachers reportedly stranded in war-ravaged Afghanistan are desperately requesting the Indian government for immediate...

Global

IAF plane carrying 150 people from Afghanistan to land in Hindon Air Force Station

The Indian Air Force aircraft had taken off from Kabul at around 7:45 am carrying Indian personnel as part of the emergency evacuation...

Global

US, India, Canada pull citizens, embassy staff out of Afghanistan

US, India and Canada are among the nations pulling out their citizens and embassy personnel from Afghanistan as Taliban entered the capital...

Global

UK Carrier Group, Indian Navy conduct naval exercises in Bay of Bengal

The United Kingdom's Carrier Strike Group led by the aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, Britain’s largest warship, is conducting a...

Global

Ravi Shankar Prasad, Prakash Javadekar casualties of major cabinet reshuffle

Indian politics - Hours ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's major cabinet reshuffle yesterday Union Ministers Prakash Javadekar and Ravi...

Global

Singapore ranks fourth, India 10th in UN's global cybersecurity index

Singapore, Korea and Spain jointly placed fourth in the Global Cybersecurity Index 2020 (GCI), while India has moved up 37 places to be...

Global

Joe Biden expected to nominate LA Mayor as next US ambassador to India: Reports

Post of US envoy to India has been lying vacant since January 20. Daniel Smith, the director of the Foreign Service Institute (who recently...

USA

In Pics: Global relief efforts to help India wage its battle against COVID-19

As India battles a massive surge of the coronavirus pandemic that has ravaged the country, it has continuously received help from across the...

Covid-19

India airlifts four cryogenic oxygen tank containers from Singapore to combat shortage

India Singapore News - The Indian Air Force (IAF) has begun airlifting oxygen containers from Singapore amid the acute oxygen shortage in...

Covid-19

OCI cardholders no longer need to carry old passport while travelling to India

People of Indian origin and Indian diaspora who have an overseas citizen of India (OCI) card are now not required to carry their old,...

Global

Farmers protests: Tensions running high among Indian diaspora as India, US governments condemn destruction of Gandhi statue in US

The ongoing farmers' protests in India have seen an escalation in the past few days, with international celebrities and diaspora groups...

Global

Indian government issues statement criticising celebrities like Rihanna, Greta Thunberg for comments on farmer protests

Slamming foreign individuals and entities for comments on the ongoing farmer protests, the Indian Ministry of External Affairs today said it...

Global

72nd Indian Republic Day celebrations from around the world

72nd Indian Republic Day celebrations from around the world

Global

India faster than US, UK in administering 1 million vaccine shots: Health Ministry

The Union Health Ministry yesterday lauded India's efforts in conducting a successful vaccination drive and said India took only six days to...

Covid-19

Singapore and India Reaffirm Strong and Long-standing Defence Relations at 5th Defence Ministers' Dialogue

Singapore’s Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen and India’s Minister of Defence Rajnath Singh co-chaired the 5th India-Singapore Defence...

Global

No foreign head of state chief guest this Republic Day, states MEA

There will be no foreign head of state or government as the chief guest for the Republic Day event this year due to the global COVID-19...

Global

Eminent members of Indian diaspora honoured with the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award at PBD Convention

The awards are given to Non-Resident Indians, Persons of Indian Origin or an organization/institution established and run by Non-Resident...

Global

Diaspora played a major role in establishing India's reputation and culture across the world: PM Modi in PBD inaugural speech

Highlighting the contributions of the Indian diaspora in establishing India as a global power, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that...

Global