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sushma swaraj in china: pm modi’s call to xi spurred positive momentum for dialo


by: pti | beijing | published: april 22, 2018 4:25:29 pm sushma swaraj and state councillor and foreign minister of china, wang yi. (source: mea/twitter)related newsexternal affairs minister sushma swaraj on sunday met her chinese counterpart wang yi and discussed a host of bilateral issues and ways to step up the pace of high-level interactions to improve the relationship. swaraj arrived in beijing on saturday for a four-day visit to take part in the foreign ministers’ meeting of the shanghai cooperation organisation (sco). she was received by wang at the diaoyutai state guest house in beijing ahead of their bilateral meeting.this was their first meeting after wang was elevated as state councillor last month which makes him the top diplomat of the country in the chinese hierarchy. ...






sushma swaraj, wang yi spoke on doklam standoff: mea


written by shubhajit roy | new delhi | published: december 14, 2017 3:37 am external affairs minister sushma swaraj met her chinese counterpart wang yi in new delhi on december 11. (file photo)related newstwo days after external affairs minister sushma swaraj met china’s foreign minister wang yi, the ministry of external affairs (mea) on wednesday confirmed that the doklam issue was discussed at the bilateral meeting on december 11.swaraj and wang noted the “challenge it had posed to the relationship” and expressed “satisfaction” that it was resolved with the disengagement of troops at the face-off site through concerted diplomatic communications.wang’s visit is the first by a top chinese official to india after the 73-day doklam standoff, and after china’s president...






sushma swaraj to visit china later this week


by: pti | beijing | published: april 17, 2018 10:32:10 am externail affairs minister sushma swaraj (express photo by anil sharma/file)related newsexternal affairs minister sushma swaraj will visit china later this week to participate in the foreign ministers meeting of the shanghai cooperation organisation (sco) during which she will also hold talks with her chinese counterpart wang yi.swaraj, who will be arriving in china on april 21, is expected to meet wang on april 22. she is scheduled to take part in the sco foreign ministers meeting on april 24, official sources here said.this will be their first meeting after wang has been elevated last month to be the state councillor, which makes him the top diplomat in the chinese hierarchy. he will hold the dual posts of the state councillo...






sushma swaraj: sushma swaraj to travel to china next month


new delhi: external affairs minister sushma swaraj will travel to china next month to participate in the foreign ministers meeting of shanghai cooperation organisation (sco), ahead of its summit that is expected to be attended by prime minister narendra modi in chinese city of qingdao in june. swaraj's visit also comes in the backdrop of efforts being made by india and china to move forward after last year's military stand-off in doklam, which still remains an area of monitoring and strategic significance for new delhi amidst china building infrastructure for its troops there. according to officials, swaraj is scheduled to travel to japan on a bilateral visit from march 28, and will also undertake a trip to the us to participate in the strategic dialogue in the '2+2' format (fore...






sco meeting: sushma swaraj departs for 6-day visit to china, mongolia; sitharama


by: express web desk | new delhi | published: april 21, 2018 12:12:04 pm sushma swaraj will move to mongolia after spending four days in china. (ani photo)union minister for external affairs sushma swaraj departed from new delhi on saturday morning for her six-day visit to china and mongolia to attend the shanghai cooperation organisation (sco) summit, which has been scheduled for april 24. she will meet her chinese counterpart wang yi on sunday. she will proceed to mongolia after spending four days in china.on wednesday, china had said that its relations with india have seen “great strides” and the upcoming swaraj’s visit will further enhance “political trust” between the two countries. “we believe swaraj’s visit will further enhance political trust between the two cou...






india, china agree peaceful resolution of doklam reflects their political maturi


by: express web desk | new delhi | updated: december 13, 2017 4:39 pm china’s foreign minister wang yi and sushma swaraj in delhi. (source: mea on twitter)related newsthe ministry of external affairs on wednesday confirmed that the doklam issue was discussed with the chinese foreign minister during the trilateral meet between india, china and russia held in new delhi on december 11. china’s foreign minister wang yi met with his indian counterpart sushma swaraj and they both ‘expressed satisfaction’ that the doklam issue was resolved amicably, reported news agency ani.to this effect, the mea issued a statement today saying, “during the meet between external affairs minister sushma swaraj and chinese foreign minister wang yi, who meet on december 11 in delhi, the doklam issue ...






kailash mansarovar yatra to resume via nathu la route this year: sushma swaraj


by: pti | beijing | updated: april 22, 2018 6:43:40 pm sushma swaraj (left) with china’s foreign minister wang yi. (source: meaindia/twitter)related newsindia and china today agreed to resume the kailash mansarovar yatra through the natha lu route in sikkim, ministry of external affairs today said, 10 months after the pilgrimage was stopped following the doklam standoff.the decision was made during external affairs minister sushma swaraj talks with her chinese counterpart wang yi here. “we are also happy that the kailash mansarovar yatra through the nathu la route will be resumed this year.“i am confident that with chinese side’s full cooperation, this year the yatra will be a fulfilling experience for the visiting indian pilgrims,” swaraj said during a joint press statemen...






ahead of sushma swaraj’s visit, china backs pakistan over pm modi’s ‘terror expo


by: pti | beijing | published: april 20, 2018 8:57:57 pm sushma swaraj will be arriving in beijing tomorrow to attend the meeting of the foreign ministers of the shanghai cooperation organisation here, to be held on april 24. she is due to meet her chinese counterpart wang yi on sunday.top newsa day ahead of external affairs minister sushma swaraj’s visit, china on friday put up a staunch defence of its all-weather ally pakistan after prime minister narendra modi described the neighbouring country as a “terror export factory”.swaraj will be arriving here tomorrow to attend the meeting of the foreign ministers of the shanghai cooperation organisation here, to be held on april 24. she is due to meet her chinese counterpart wang yi on sunday.“terrorism is the enemy faced by all. ...






sushma swaraj meets chinese counterpart wang yi, discusses border dispute, terro


by: express web desk | new delhi | published: december 11, 2017 2:38 pm this is the first high-level visit from china after the doklam standoff this summer.related newsexternal affairs minister sushma swaraj met her chinese counterpart wang yi in new delhi on monday on the sidelines of russia-india-china (ric) trilateral meeting. this is the first high-level visit from china after the doklam standoff this summer. quoting sources, pti reported that all issues of mutual interest were discussed between the two leaders.earlier, before leaving for ric meeting in delhi, wang reiterated the importance of bilateral ties between the ‘two ancient civilizations’ and said that india and china’s strategic interests outweigh “partial frictions”. the chinese foreign minister told a sympo...






india, china, russia vow to step up cooperation to check terrorism, swaraj flags


by: pti | new delhi | published: december 11, 2017 10:30 pm sushma swaraj with chinese foreign minister wang yi (r) and russian foreign minister sergey lavrov. (source: twitter)related newsindia, china and russia on monday held discussions on key issues of mutual interest, including security and economic architecture in the asia-pacific region, and decided to strengthen bilateral ties while expanding the trilateral cooperation.during the 15th russia-india-china (ric) trilateral meet, the foreign ministers – sushma swaraj, wang yi (china) and sergey lavrov (russia) – also discussed about the situation in afghanistan. “our discussions were focused on four broad cluster of areas, namely, economic and developmental issues; fight against terrorism; global/multilateral issues; and, re...






sushma swaraj meets xi jinping, stresses need to learn each other’s language


written by zeeshan shaikh | beijing | published: april 24, 2018 3:11:30 am beijing: foreign minister sushma swaraj shakes hands with chinese president xi jinping at meeting at the great hall of the people in beijing monday. pti photorelated newsa day after it was announced that prime minister narendra modi and chinese president xi jinping will meet in an “informal summit” on april 27 and 28 in wuhan in central china, external affairs minister sushma swaraj on monday met the top chinese leadership, including president xi and vice-president wang qishan in beijing.swaraj, who is in china to attend the shanghai cooperation organisations (sco) foreign ministers’ meeting, called on the chinese president along with other participating ministers at the great hall of people.  earlie...






india reaches out to nepal, sushma swaraj meets ‘pro-china’ oli today


written by yubaraj ghimire | kathmandu | updated: february 1, 2018 3:51 am external affairs minister sushma swaraj (ani twitter)related newsexternal affairs minister sushma swaraj will be in nepal for less than 24 hours on thursday at a time k p oli, the man the indian establishment believes to be pro-china, has emerged as the likely prime minister.swaraj, accompanied by newly appointed foreign secretary vijay gokhale, will be on a “political mission”, nepali authorities believe, at the initiative of indian prime minister narendra modi.over the phone, pm modi had told oli on january 21 that he was eager to welcome him as prime minister at the earliest, adding that he would send swaraj soon to make preparations. the invitation was extended directly to oli through the indian emb...






india reaches out to nepal, sushma swaraj meets ‘pro-china’ oli today


written by yubaraj ghimire | kathmandu | updated: february 1, 2018 5:22 am external affairs minister sushma swaraj (ani twitter)related newsexternal affairs minister sushma swaraj will be in nepal for less than 24 hours on thursday at a time k p oli, the man the indian establishment believes to be pro-china, has emerged as the likely prime minister.swaraj, accompanied by newly appointed foreign secretary vijay gokhale, will be on a “political mission”, nepali authorities believe, at the initiative of indian prime minister narendra modi.over the phone, pm modi had told oli on january 21 that he was eager to welcome him as prime minister at the earliest, adding that he would send swaraj soon to make preparations. the invitation was extended directly to oli through the indian emb...






sushma swaraj’s visit will enhance political trust with india: china


by: pti | beijing | published: april 18, 2018 8:27:42 pm “we believe swaraj’s visit will further enhance political trust between the two countries and elevate the china-india strategic cooperation partnership,” said chinese foreign ministry spokesperson hua chunying.top newschina on wednesday said its relations with india have seen “great strides” and the upcoming visit of external affairs minister sushma swaraj will further enhance “political trust” between the two countries. swaraj will arrive here on april 21 for a four-day visit and hold talks with chinese foreign minister wang yi on april 22 to take forward attempts by both countries to reset ties strained by last year’s 73-day dokalam military standoff as well as a host of other issues.“we believe swaraj’s vi...






china: china talks of doklam stress ahead of talks again


new delhi: days before 20th round of sino-indian boundary talks here china on friday upped the ante by claiming that "illegal crossing of indian troops into doklam" was a 'severe test for bilateral ties. giving an account of chinese foreign minister wang yi's meeting with his indian counterpart sushma swaraj here on monday, the chinese foreign ministry in statement informed that wang told swaraj that in 2017, china-india relations have maintained an overall development momentum. "both sides made efforts to this end but the results were unsatisfactory. the dong lang incident caused by the indian border troops' illegal crossing of the china-india boundary into the chinese territory was a severe test for bilateral relations. the incident was ultimately settled by peacef...






pm modi to visit china on april 27-28 for summit talks with president xi jinping


by: express web desk | new delhi | updated: april 22, 2018 5:58:49 pm pm narendra modi to visit china for summit talks with president xi jinping from april 27 to 28. (source: ap/file)prime minister narendra modi will visit china for an informal summit with president xi jinping from april 27 to 28 in wuhan, said chinese foreign minister wang yi. “we will make sure that the informal summit (between pm modi and president jinping) will be a complete success and a milestone in china-india relations,” wang yi said while addressing a joint presser with external affairs minister sushma swaraj in beijing.the informal summit is aimed at exchanging views on bilateral and international matters and to enhance mutual communication between the two leaders, wang yi said. “the two leaders wi...






terror from governed spaces more dangerous: sushma swaraj


by: express news service | new delhi | published: january 18, 2018 4:12 am sushma swaraj (express)related newsstressing that terrorism from governed spaces is more dangerous, external affairs minister sushma swaraj on wednesday reiterated india’s call for “zero tolerance” against the menace. “ensuring zero tolerance towards terrorism is the call of the day,” she said while speaking at the third raisina dialogue, organised by the ministry of external affairs and observer research foundation in new delhi.“terrorism is undeniably the mother of all disruptions today. our attitude towards it has evolved in the last few decades. there was a time when it was seen as other people’s problem or a law and order situation. not just that, it was also actively utilised as an instrumen...






wang yi to be china’s new special representative for border talks with india


by: pti | beijing | published: april 22, 2018 10:11:45 pm wang, 64, succeeds his senior colleague yang jiechi who has now become a politburo member of the communist party of china’s (cpc). (photo: ap)china’s foreign minister wang yi will be the new special representative for india-china boundary talks. wang’s appointment was confirmed today when external affairs minister sushma swaraj who held bilateral talks with her chinese counterpart congratulated him for being elevated as the state councillor and appointed as the special representative for the india-china boundary talks. wang, 64, succeeds his senior colleague yang jiechi who has now become a politburo member of the communist party of china’s (cpc).wang was elevated as state councillor last month which makes him the top d...






sushma swaraj: bjp not an anti-women party: sushma swaraj


external affairs minister sushma swaraj on saturday slammed the opposition for terming the bjp an "anti-women party" and said there are six women cabinet ministers in prime minister narendra modi's government. modi's cabinet has six women ministers, including two in the powerful cabinet committee on security (ccs), swaraj said while speaking at a 'mahila town hall' here. earlier, "no woman was ever a member of the ccs", swaraj said, adding that two of the four ccs members at present are women. "rivals call the bharatiya janata party an anti-women party but it gave four women chief ministers and four women governors as well," said swaraj. she said the bjp is far ahead in political empowerment of women. "the party is making every effort to resolve issues related to women's safety...






we have ascertained some facts on the siang river issue: india


by: express news service | new delhi | published: december 15, 2017 6:11 am china’s foreign minister wang yi and sushma swaraj in delhi. (source: mea on twitter)related newsindia on thursday said it has ascertained certain facts about the quality of siang river water and said that it came up during the meeting between external affairs minister sushma swaraj and her chinese counterpart wang yi earlier this week.ministry of external affairs spokesperson raveesh kumar said the ministry was coordinating with the water resources ministry while referring to existing mechanisms between india and china to deal with issues pertaining to waters.“naturally, it is a matter of concern to us. we are coordinating with water resources ministry. we have ascertained certain facts,” kumar said.he ...






contamination of siang river in arunachal a matter of concern: mea


by: pti | new delhi | updated: december 15, 2017 1:06 am china’s foreign minister wang yi and sushma swaraj in delhi. (source: mea on twitter)top newsindia on thursday expressed “concern” over contamination of the siang river in arunachal pradesh and said it has ascertained certain facts on the issue, which figured during the meeting between external affairs minister sushma swaraj and her chinese counterpart wang yi here.external affairs minister spokesperson raveesh kumar also said the ministry was coordinating with the water resources ministry while referring to existing mechanisms between india and china to deal with issues pertaining to waters.“naturally, it is a matter of concern to us. we are coordinating with water resources ministry. we have ascertained certain facts,?...






pm modi, xi jinping meet on april 27-28 to ‘reset’ ties after doklam standoff |


beijing/new delhi: prime minister narendra modi and chinese president xi jinping will hold their first major “informal summit” in the picturesque wuhan city of central china on april 27 and 28, marking a breakthrough in ties that were hit by a tense 73-day military standoff between indian and chinese militaries at doklam. the announcement of the meeting, though speculated upon in the last few weeks, was concrete evidence that the two leaders could be looking to impart some momentum to the relationship. the decision was made public after talks between visiting foreign minister sushma swaraj and her chinese counterpart wang yi and can lead to more purposeful discussion on the bilateral relationship. wang described the forthcoming modi-xi meeting as a “new starting point??...






pm modi, xi jinping meet on april 27-28 to ‘reset’ ties after doklam standoff |


beijing/new delhi: prime minister narendra modi and chinese president xi jinping will hold their first major “informal summit” in the picturesque wuhan city of central china on april 27 and 28, marking a breakthrough in ties that were hit by a tense 73-day military standoff between indian and chinese militaries at doklam. the announcement of the meeting, though speculated upon in the last few weeks, was concrete evidence that the two leaders could be looking to impart some momentum to the relationship. the decision was made public after talks between visiting foreign minister sushma swaraj and her chinese counterpart wang yi and can lead to more purposeful discussion on the bilateral relationship. wang described the forthcoming modi-xi meeting as a “new starting point??...






india-china-russia trilateral call for joint action on terror outfits, delhi rem


written by shubhajit roy | new delhi | published: december 11, 2017 10:02 pm eam sushma swaraj welcomes chinese foreign minister wang yi & russian foreign minister sergey lavrov to the 15th round of russia-india-china ric trilateral foreign ministers’ meeting in new delhi. (source: twitter/@meaindia)related newseven as china continues to block consensus over jaish-e-mohammad chief maulana masood azhar at the united nations security council, the india-china-russia trilateral, for the first time, called for cooperation to take decisive and concerted action against globally-proscribed terrorists and terror entities on monday.external affairs minister sushma swaraj, however, did not mention jaish-e-mohammad in the list of terror groups, although she mentioned lashkar-e-taiba, taliba...






unsc ‘increasingly unable’ to respond to security challenges: india at sco


by: pti | beijing | published: april 24, 2018 4:02:17 pm external affairs minister sushma swaraj meets foreign minister of china mr. wang yi on april 22, 2018. (source: sushma swaraj twitter)top newsthe un security council is “increasingly unable” or “sometimes unwilling” to respond to the current security challenges with tragic consequences, external affairs minister sushma swaraj said today as she pushed for the reform of the world body’s powerful organ.swaraj, during her address at the shanghai cooperation organisation (sco) council of foreign ministers meeting here, raised the issue of global terrorism and protectionism. india along with brazil, germany and japan has been seeking expansion of the permanent and non-permanent seats of the unsc to make the powerful un body ...






narendra modi-nawazsharif: pm narendra modi-nawaz sharif sco talks unlikely, say


new delhi: external affairs minister sushma swaraj on monday said the time was not right for any engagement with pakistan, suggesting it was unlikely pm narendra modi would have a meeting with his pakistani counterpart nawaz sharif on the sidelines of the sco summit later this week in astana. there was no proposal from either side for a meeting, sushma added. while she said india remained committed to resolving all outstanding issues through dialogue, sushma iterated india's position that talks and terror can't go together. "our policy on pakistan has been consistent in the past three years. we believe talks are important to resolve the issues, that these talks can take place only between the two parties and also that talks and terror can't happen together," sushm...






gujarat polls: sushma swaraj to interact with women on october 14


by: pti | gandhinagar | published:october 6, 2017 8:42 pm external affairs minister sushma swaraj. (pti photo)related newsin view of the upcoming assembly polls in the state, senior bjp leader and external affairs minister sushma swaraj would interact with over one lakh women from different parts of gujarat at ‘mahila townhall’ programme to be held in ahmedabad on october 14.through this ‘adikham gujarat (resolute gujarat)’ townhall, swaraj would have a direct dialogue with over one lakh women in 25 different locations and answer their questions, announced the state bjp unit in gandhinagar on friday.women can ask their questions using various social media platforms, such as whats app, twitter and facebook, or by giving a missed call on 7878182182. they can also log on to http:...






world will hear positive voices against protectionism at modi-xi summit: china


by: pti | beijing | published: april 23, 2018 4:37:42 pm at wuhan, the two leaders will “exchange views on overarching long term strategic issues as well as the latest trends of the world so that the world will develop in a more stable way,” chinese foreign ministry spokesman lu kang said here. (reuters/file)china on monday said prime minister narendra modi and president xi jinping will discuss globalisation and the threat of rising protectionism at their informal summit at wuhan this week and the world will hear “very positive voices”. external affairs minister sushma swaraj and her chinese counterpart wang yi on sunday announced that modi and xi will meet in the central chinese city of wuhan on april 27-28 to improve bilateral relations.at wuhan, the two leaders will “exch...






pm modi praises sushma swaraj’s unga speech, says eam gave strong messsage on da


by: express web desk | new delhi | published:september 23, 2017 10:44 pm indian external affairs minister sushma swaraj arrives to address the 72nd united nations general assembly at u.n. headquarters in new york. (source: reuters)related newsprime minister narendra modi on saturday heaped praise on external affairs minister sushma swaraj on her address to the united nations general assembly and stated that the eam delivered a robust message on the dangers of terrorism. “a strong message was given by  sushma swaraj ji on the dangers of terrorism and why we have to unite and fight this menace “eam sushma swaraj was insightful in identifying global challenges & strongly reiterated india’s commitment to create a better planet,” the prime minister said. swaraj addressed the 72n...






sushma swaraj to begin japan tour today


by: express news service | new delhi | published: march 28, 2018 2:56 am external affairs minister sushma swaraj (express photo by anil sharma)related newsexternal affairs minister sushma swaraj will on wednesday begin her three-day visit to japan during which she will co-chair a strategic dialogue with her japanese counterpart taro kono and review the entire gamut of bilateral ties. the ninth india-japan strategic dialogue will take place on march 29.“the two sides will review all aspects of bilateral relations and exchange views on regional and international issues of common interest,” a ministry of external affairs (mea) statement said.india and japan concluded a special strategic and global partnership during prime minister narendra modi’s visit to japan in 2014. japanese pr...






india, china hold talks for strengthening strategic partnership, mutual dialogue


by: pti | beijing | published:june 18, 2017 7:06 pm in his opening remarks, singh said that external affairs sushma swaraj wanted to visit beijing but health and other restrictions did not permit her. (file/photo)india on sunday said it looks forward to strengthen its strategic partnership and mutual dialogue with china as the two sides held talks here amid differences over a host of issues including the usd 50 billion cpec and india’s nsg membership bid. minister of state for external affairs v k singh met foreign minister wang yi on the sidelines of the brics foreign ministers’ meeting being held here to finalise the agenda for this year’s brics (brazil, russia, india, china and south africa) summit to be held in september in china’s xiamen city. they discussed steps to st...






sushma swaraj: terrorism can't be justified at all: sushma swaraj


new delhi: foreign minister sushma swaraj on friday without naming either pakistan or china pulled them up for justifying terror on the grounds of religion & ethnicity and pushing connectivity initiative by violating sovereignty. “...we must reaffirm that terrorism cannot and should not be associated with any religion, nationality, civilisation or ethnic group. it is a crime against the entire humanity,” swaraj said without mentioning pakistan in the presence of its pm at the shanghai cooperation organisation (sco) heads of governments meeting at the russian city of sochi. both india and pakistan became members of sco last june. “keeping in perspective the objectives of sco and sco-rats of building a strong security architecture in the region, i would like to dwell on the threat of g...






pm narendra modi hails sushma swaraj for her un general assembly speech


prime minister narendra modi today hailed external affairs minister sushma swaraj for her speech at the un general assembly saying she delivered a strong message on the dangers of terrorism.swaraj in her speech asked pakistani leaders to introspect as to why india is recognised as a global it superpower while the neighbour is infamous as the "pre-eminent export factory for terror". in a series of tweets, modi said, "a strong message was given by sushma swaraj ji on the dangers of terrorism and why we have to unite and fight this menace." the prime minister said swaraj was insightful in identifying global challenges and strongly reiterated india's commitment to create a better planet. "incredible speech by eam (external affairs minister) sushma swaraj at the un! she has made india ext...






asean and india share geographical, historical and civilizational ties: sushma s


by: express web desk | new delhi | published:july 4, 2017 5:52 pm sushma swaraj went on to say that the government has introduced a series of reforms to improve business environment in india. (source: sni photo)related newsexternal affairs minister sushma swaraj on tuesday invited companies from asean countries to invest in numerous sectors in india. addressing the ministerial session of ‘delhi dialogue-ix’, swaraj said, “we place asean at heart of our ‘act east policy’ and center of our dream of an asian century. asean and india are natural partners that share geographical, historical and civilizational ties.”.“we are making efforts on all fronts to enhance physical and digital connectivity,” said sushma adding that future focus areas of cooperation between asean m...






sushma, sitharaman did not confront china on doklam: congress


by: ians | bengaluru | published: april 26, 2018 8:38:20 am external affairs minister sushma swaraj. (file)related newsthe congress on wednesday accused the narendra modi government of not confronting china during visits of two union ministers to the neighbouring country over “full-fledged military complex” in doklam and a new road to the south of the plateau.in a statement, the party said that external affairs minister sushma swaraj and defence minister nirmala sitharaman visited china for bilateral meetings with their counterparts but did not raise the two issues while accusing the modi government of “compromising” country’s security and national interests.“every patriotic indian was deeply distressed and surprised by complete omission of the two cabinet ministers to con...






pakistan creating conditions unsuitable for talks or any indian gesture: sushma


written by shubhajit roy | new delhi | published:june 5, 2017 9:41 pm minister of external affairs sushma swaraj top newssending islamabad a tough message monday, external affairs minister sushma swaraj blamed pakistan for creating conditions unsuitable for any gesture by the prime minister or initiative by the indian government for resumption of the dialogue process.she said no meeting has so far been scheduled between prime minister narendra modi and his pakistan counterpart nawaz sharif on the sidelines of the shanghai cooperation organisation (sco) summit in astana, kazakhstan on june 8-9. but sources said that possibility could not be completely ruled out.rejecting any “flip-flop” in the government policy on pakistan, swaraj, speaking to reporters on the three years of t...






india-us: india-us ties progressing under trump administration: sushma swaraj


new delhi: external affairs minister sushma swaraj today said india-us ties are progressing under the trump administration as they were during the obama presidency and the pace had not slowed down. addressing a press conference on key initiatives of her ministry in three years of the modi government, swaraj also described the proposed changes in h1b visas as a "matter of concern". she said the government was engaged with the donald trump administration as well as us congressmen on the issue and was "alert" to any possible negative impact. some of the other major points made by swaraj during the press interaction are -- 1) india to raise airspace violation issue with china after chinese choppers flew over chamoli district. 2) india opposed china's one belt one road (obor) project as it...






terrorism can’t, shouldn’t be linked with any religion: sushma swaraj at sco mee


by: pti | sochi | published: december 1, 2017 8:12 pm “my congratulations to pakistan for becoming the full member of sco,” sushma swaraj said. (source:” mea/twitter)related newsexternal affairs minister sushma swaraj on friday said that terrorism cannot and should not be associated with any religion as she urged the international community to enhance cooperation to combat the scourge which is a “crime against the entire humanity”.swaraj, who is here to attend the summit of shanghai cooperation organisation (sco) — a china-dominated security grouping which is increasingly seen as a counterweight to nato — said that india strongly condemns terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.india is attending the sco summit as a permanent member for the first time. in june, ind...






sushma swaraj's husband was asked why he didn't follow her on twitter. his respo


by now, we know that external affairs minister sushma swaraj is a queen of wit and sass. she has proved time and again that trolling her is a not a very good idea because she is going to make a comeback with an epic response in no time. however, not many know that her husband, swaraj kaushal who has been a supreme court lawyer is also incredibly amusing.a curious twitter user went on to ask governor swaraj as to why he didn’t follow sushma swaraj on twitter. his response? priceless. he quickly responded saying that he didn’t follow sushma swaraj on twitter because he was not “stranded in libya or yemen.”the response came in reference to the number of times his wife has come forward to help indians stranded or were looking for help across the world. however, this is not the first time that






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by: pti | washington | updated: june 26, 2017 4:12 pm union minister for external affairs sushma swaraj. express photo by tashi tobgyal new delhirelated newsprime minister narendra modi on monday praised external affairs minister sushma swaraj for giving a “human face” to diplomacy and effectively using social media to deliver good governance and help indians in distress in any corner of the world. “social media has become very powerful. i am also connected with it. but the external affairs ministry and sushma swaraj have set the best example of how a department can be strengthened through its use,” modi said in his address to the indian diaspora during a community event in virginia.praising swaraj for promptly responding and acting on tweets by indians in distress anywhere in...