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India’s Foreign Minister takes Rahul to task on Ladakh standoff

New Delhi: Union Minister of External Affairs, S. Jaishankar, on Thursday took opposition Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to task for peddling misinformation regarding the India-China faceoff in which 20 Indian soldiers were killed along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh. Congress parliamentarian Rahul Gandhi had tweeted a video of a national newspaper on […]

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Jaishankar defends decision to suspend all visas

New Delhi: Minister of External Affairs S. Jaishankar on Thursday defended the government’s decision to suspend all visas, except those of officials and diplomats, arguing that “exceptional situations require exceptional response”. In a statement in the Lok Sabha, the Minister though cautioned that it was important to resolve the problem and not spread panic. The […]

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Jaishankar assures help for Indians on quarantined Japan ship

New Delhi:  With two Indians confirmed to have been infected with the deadly coronavirus aboard the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship off the coast of Yokohama in Japan, the Centre on Thursday has assured all assistance. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said on Thursday that the Indian embassy in Tokyo was providing assistance to the […]

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Sidhu seeks govt clearance to attend Kartarpur opening

Chandigarh:  After accepting an invite from Pakistan, former Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on Saturday sought government clearance, including from External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, to attend the inauguration ceremony of the Kartarpur corridor in Pakistan. The ceremony is scheduled three days before the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of […]

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Don’t view Kashmir issue through communal lens: Jaishankar

New York: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said the Kashmir issue should not be seen through a communal lens as the Jamiat-Ulema-e-Hind, one of the leading Islamic organisations in India, had backed the changes there, and the fact that India’s relations with the Muslim nations of the Gulf have seen an upward trajectory in the […]

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Expect to have physical jurisdiction over PoK someday: EAM

New Delhi: India on Tuesday said that most of the international community understands its position on abolition of special status for Jammu and Kashmir and asserted that New Delhi expects to have “physical jurisdiction” over Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) someday, since it is a part of India. External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, while addressing a press […]