India-Maldives row: Envoys of each country meet officials of other

The high commissioner of Maldives to India met officials of the Indian foreign ministry amid a row over remarks against PM Modi and India by several Maldivian public figures. Meanwhile, the high commissioner of India to the Maldives also met an official at the Maldivian foreign ministry. Read More

Maldives suspends 3 ministers after backlash over anti-India remarks

Following severe backlash over their disparaging remarks on the prime minister, Narendra Modi, and India, the Mohamed Muizzu-led Maldivian government has suspended three of its ministers. Read More

Troll’s post attracts Maldives politicians to bad-mouth India, kicks major row

A post on X by a prominent Indian-origin user which attracted some politicians from the Maldives snowballed into a major row between Indian and Maldivian X users, including celebrities. This eventually led the Indian high commissioner to the Maldives to raise the issue with Male. Read More

Russia flags ‘Indian’ artillery shells in Ukraine, New Delhi junks reports

Russia has raised its concerns with India over reports of India-made 155mm artillery shells reaching the Ukraine military. India has dismissed those reports and categorically denied having supplied Ukraine with ammunition. Read More

Randhir Jaiswal new MEA spokesman, Arindam Bagchi heads to UN in Geneva

Randhir Jaiswal, an IFS officer of the 1998 batch, has assumed the role of the foreign ministry spokesman succeeding Arindam Bagchi, who has been appointed India’s representative to the United Nations and other international bodies in Geneva. Read More

India asks Pakistan to extradite Hafiz Saeed, Islamabad says ‘no such treaty’

India has requested Pakistan to extradite Hafiz Saeed, founder of Lashkar-e-Taiba and a key accused in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, to India from its soil. Islamabad says it has no bilateral treaty with New Delhi to facilitate such a process. Read More

Ex-Navy men escape Qatar death row, but quick India return unlikely

The eight former Indian Navy officers whose death sentence has been commuted by a court of appeal in Qatar will now have to serve between three and 25 years in a Qatari prison. However, it would be tough for India to get these men back to India before the completion of their sentences. Read More

Qatar court commutes death penalty handed to ex-Indian Navy men

In what should come as an immediate but temporary relief to India, a Qatari court on Thursday commuted the death sentence of eight former Indian Navy personnel to varying prison terms. Read More

‘Human trafficking’: France grounds plane with over 300 Indians, 2 held

France has grounded a plane that took over from Dubai and was going to Nicaragua with over 300 Indians on board when the plane landed at the Vatry airport, 150 kilometres east of Paris, on the suspicion of human trafficking. Read More

France’s Macron to be chief guest at Republic Day 2024 celebrations

France’s president, Emmanuel Macron, will be the chief guest at the main Republic Day celebrations in the national capital on January 26. Macron has acknowledged the invite and announced that he will be in New Delhi for the events. Read More

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