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India in touch with all concerned regarding abducted Afghan-origin Indian national: MEA

New Delhi/UNI: India is in touch with all concerned regarding an Afghan-origin Indian national who was abducted at gunpoint from near his shop in Kabul two days ago, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Thursday.

Afghan-origin Indian national Bansri Lal abducted at gunpoint in Kabul

Kabul/New Delhi/UNI: An Afghan-origin Indian national Bansri Lal was abducted at gunpoint from near his shop in Kabul, said Puneet Singh Chandhok, President Indian World Forum, on Tuesday, adding that he has approached the Ministry of External Affairs to intervene in the matter.

Further evacuation efforts depend on Kabul airport resuming commercial operations: MEA

New Delhi/UNI: India has been prioritising the evacuation of its nationals from Kabul, believed to be around 20, but any movement forward will depend on how soon the Hamid Karzai International Airport is made operational for commercial flights, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Thursday.

Afghans arriving in India will get six months visa: MEA

New Delhi/IBNS: Afghans arriving in India will get a visa for six months and the government "will take it" from there, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said in a statement on Friday.

MEA to brief floor leaders of political parties on Afghanistan developments: EAM Jaishankar

New Delhi/UNI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has directed the Ministry of External Affairs to brief floor leaders of political parties on the developments in Afghanistan, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said Monday.

Committed to safe return of all nationals, visa services extended for Afghans: India

New Delhi/IBNS: Even as diplomats and other officials of the Indian Embassy in Kabul returned here, the government on Tuesday said it is committed to the safe return of all Indians in Afghanistan and is also extending visa services to Afghan nationals.

MEA slams Pakistan Foreign Minister for blaming India over Dasu Blast

New Delhi/UNI: The Ministry of External Affairs on Friday termed Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi's comments as “absurd” that laid the blame on Indian and Afghan intelligence agencies for the July 14 Dasu blast in which nine Chinese workers were killed.

Concerned about deteriorating situation in Afghanistan: MEA

New Delhi/IBNS: India Thursday expressed concern over the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan where Taliban is taking control of the ground through assaults following the withdrawal of troops by the United States.

India taking up issue of normalising travel of citizens with concerned countries: MEA

New Delhi/UNI: India is taking up the issue of normalising foreign travel of its citizens with various countries in view of the improvement in the COVID-19 situation in the country, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Thursday.

S Jaishankar feels India and Africa must strive together to attend decentralized globalization 

Nairobi: India's External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Monday stressed on the need for India and Africa to strive to attend together 'decentralized globalization' which can enhance capacities and overcome challenges posed by COVID-19.

India remains engaged with US for vaccines, Joe Biden assures to support COVAX

New Delhi/IBNS: The Centre on Thursday informed that the government has been making all efforts to augment the availability of vaccines in India, whether through enhanced production in the country or through supply from abroad.

Political developments in Nepal are the country's internal matters: India

New Delhi/UNI: India on Wednesday said that it has taken note of political developments in Nepal and views them as the country’s internal matters.

S Jaishankar meets Antony Blinken in London, discusses COVID challenge, Indo-Pacific, climate change

New Delhi/UNI: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Monday met US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and discussed COVID-19 situation, Indo-Pacific, Myanmar and issues relating to climate change.

Foreign Minister S Jaishankar dials US Secretary Blinken, discusses Indo-Pacific, Myanmar issues

Washington/UNI: A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to US President Joe Biden, their first conversation after his inauguration, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday held discussion on the Indo-Pacific developments, coup in Myanmar and the Quad cooperation.

India says it is holding talks with Sri Lanka after it cancels port project over domestic protests

New Delhi/IBNS: After the Sri Lankan government was forced to renege on a 2019 agreement with India and Japan to develop the strategic East Container Terminal (ECT) at the Colombo Port in the face of domestic protest, India said its high commissioner is in discussion with the island nation's authorities on the issue.