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Unwarranted, unsubstantiated: MEA slams Washington Post report on Pannun case

New Delhi, April 30: A day after The Washington Post named an Indian official for allegedly plotting to eliminate Sikh extremist Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, India on Tuesday said the report made "unwarranted and unsubstantiated" imputations on a serious matter. The newspaper, citing unnamed sources, named a RAW officer in connection with the alleged plot to assassinate Pannun. "The report in question makes unwarranted and unsubstantiated imputations on a serious matter," External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Randhir Jaiswal said. "There is an ongoing investigation of the high level committee set up by...
India

India relocates staff in Myanmar in view of precarious security situation: MEA

NEW DELHI, APRIL 12: India on Friday said it has relocated its staff from its Consulate in Myanmarese city of Sittwe to Yangon in view of the precarious security situation in that region of Myanmar. External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Randhir Jaiswal said India is closely monitoring the security situation in that country. "We are closely monitoring the security situation in Myanmar, particularly in the Rakhine State. Necessary steps have been taken to ensure the safety of our citizens", he said at his weekly media briefing. "We have temporarily relocated our...
North East

Arunachal was, is, will always be integral part of India: MEA

NEW DELHI, MACH 19: The Ministry of External Affairs on Tuesday said it has noted the comments made by the spokesperson of the Chinese Defence Ministry "advancing absurd claims" over the territory of Arunachal Pradesh and asserted that the State "was, is and will always be" an integral and inalienable part of India. The response from the MEA comes days after the Chinese military reiterated its claim over Arunachal Pradesh, calling the area an "inherent part of China's territory", in the wake of India rejecting Beijing's objection to Prime Minister...
India

China’s unilateral attempts to change LAC status quo impacted bilateral relationship: MEA

NEW DELHI, March 13: Continued unilateral attempts by China to change the Line of Actual Control (LAC) status quo have impacted India-China bilateral relationship, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said in its Annual Report 2021-22 released on Monday. According to the MEA report, China has since April-May 2020, undertaken several attempts to unilaterally alter the status quo along the LAC in Western Sector, which seriously disturbed the peace and tranquillity along the LAC. These attempts by China were invariably met with an appropriate response from Indian Armed Forces, the...
India

MEA summons Swiss Ambassador on anti-India posters in Geneva

NEW DELHI, MARCH 6: Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Sunday called in the Swiss Ambassador to India and raised the issue of malicious anti-India posters near the UN Building in Geneva. "The Secretary (West) of the MEA called in the Swiss Ambassador and raised the issue of anti-India posters in front of the UN Buiding in Geneva and a few meters away from the UNHCR office", said sources. It is learnt that the Swiss Ambassador said that he would convey India's concerns to Berne with all seriousness it deserves....
India

India’s objective is to hold G20 meetings in “physical format”: MEA

New Delhi, December 22: India’s objective is to hold the scheduled meetings under its G20 presidency in “physical format,” the Ministry of External Affairs said on Thursday amid a surge in COVID cases in China. “There are more than 200 meetings that we have planned, some of them have already taken place in December. Our expectation and our objective is to have these meetings in physical format. Whether, as and when if we have to change these guidelines or this plan, we will let you know,” said MEA Spokesperson Arindam...
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