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Tag: Ministry Of External Affairs

No Passport for Govt’s Corrupt Babus

(New Delhi) No Passport for Govt’s Corrupt Babus
Government employees under suspension or granted sanction of prosecution over corruption charges will not be able to get a passport, according to an official order.
The move follows a review of the existing guidelines by the Personnel Ministry, in consultation with the Central Vigilance Commission and the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).
It is required to check the vigilance clearance of such government servants for grant of passport
.All departments have been asked to check as to whether any provision of the section 6(2) of the Passport Act, 1967 is attracted in case of employees who are working under them while obtaining an Indian passport.

Gopal Baglay Appointed High Commissioner To SriLanka

(New Delhi)Gopal Baglay Appointed High Commissioner To SriLanka
Gopal Baglay (IFS:1992) has been appointed as the next High Commissioner of India to the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.
A per Ministry Of External Affairs , Gopal Baglay is expected to take up the assignment shortly.

No Indian Effected By Deadly Corona Virus in China :MEA

(New Delhi) No Indian Effected By Corona Virus in China :MEA
Ministry of External Affairs Says that No Indian Is Effected by Corona Virus in China
Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said that
the ministry has established contacts with over 600 Indians living in the virus-hit Hubei Province.
“We have asked Indians in China’s Hubei Province whether they want to return to India,” Kumar said.
He said “We do not have any confirmation about any Indian being affected by coronavirus,”

New Foreign Secy Shringla Graduated in Cold War Era

(New Delhi)New Foreign Secy Shringla Graduated in Cold War Era
Now to Deal With Global Warming
#HarshVardhanShringla( IFS)on assuming charge as #ForeignSecretary said
He entered the Foreign Service during the Cold War and Now entering the Foreign Secretary’s office at a time when global warming has become a pressing concern.
Several other recent opportunities and challenges related to the cyber domain and emerging technologies will also receive attention.
The #MinistryOfExternalAffairs fully appreciates the critical nature of these issues for our country and planet.
He Assured that Under the overall guidance of the Prime Minister and the External Affairs Minister, I will strive to provide the basis for a dynamic and responsive diplomacy, one that is alive to the requirements of a new India.

India Slammed UK’s Labour Party for Intervening on Kashmir

(New Delhi)India Slammed UK’s Labour Party for Intervening on Indian Kashmir Issue
India slammed the UK’s Labour Party after it passed a resolution calling for international intervention on the Kashmir issue.
Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Raveesh Kumar on Wednesday described the Labour Party’s move as an attempt at “pandering to vote-bank interests”.
There is no question of engaging with the Labour Party or its representatives on this issue, he said.
The UK’s opposition Labour Party on Wednesday passed an emergency motion on Kashmir calling for party leader Jeremy Corbyn to seek international observers to “enter” the region and demand the right of self-determination for its people.

Pak Nervous About India’s Steps On Article 370 in J-K : MEA

[New Delhi]Pak Nervous About India’s Steps On Article 370 in J-K : MEA
Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said steps have been taken keeping in mind the best interests of Jammu and Kashmir.
He asserted Pakistan’s efforts to link peace deal with Kashmir issue have not worked.
“There is a feeling that Pakistan is nervous over India’s initiative in Jammu and Kashmir,” Kumar said.
“Pakistan thinks it will not be able to mislead people if there is development in Jammu and Kashmir,” he said.
His remarks come days after the Indian government scrapped special status for Jammu and Kashmir and split it into two Union territories

India Rejects US’s Religious Freedom Report

[New Delhi]India Rejects US’s Religious Freedom Report Saying it Sees No Locus Standi for a Foreign Government to Pronounce on the State of its Citizens’ Constitutionally Protected Rights.
In its annual 2018 International Religious Freedom Report, the State Department alleged Friday that mob attacks by violent extremist Hindu groups against minority communities, particularly Muslims, continued in India in 2018, amid rumours that victims had traded or killed cows for beef.
Responding to media queries on the report, Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said: “India is proud of its secular credentials, its status as the largest democracy and a pluralistic society with a longstanding commitment to tolerance and inclusion.”
The Indian Constitution guarantees fundamental rights to all its citizens, including its minority communities, he said.
“We see no locus standi for a foreign entity/government to pronounce on the state of our citizens’ constitutionally protected rights,” he said.
Releasing the report at the Foggy Bottom headquarters of the State Department, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo last week said the report was like a report card which tracks countries to see how well they have respected this fundamental human right

India To Build 200 Maldivian Civil Servants Every Year

[New Delhi]India To Build 200 Maldivian Civil Servants Every Year
The National Center for Good Governance (NCGG), India’s leading civil services training institution, has entered into an MOU with the Maldives Civil Services Commission for capacity building of 1000 Maldives civil servants over the next 5 years. The agreement was signed during the visit of the Prime Minister of India to Male on 8th June 2019.
NCGG will assist the Civil Services Training Institute, a subsidiary of the Civil Service Commission, Maldives to develop training programs and materials, assist in organizing the exchange of experts as needed by the Civil Services Commission.
The Ministry of External Affairs will bear all expenses pertaining to the training program.

India Dares Pakistan To Act With Nayi Soch Against Terrorism

[New Delhi] India Dares Pakistan To Act With Nayi Soch Against Terrorism
Spokesperson of Ministry of External Affairs Raveesh Kumar Speaking on Indo Pak Situation said
“If Pakistan claims to be a “naya Pakistan with nayi soch”, it should show “naya action” against terrorist groups and terror infrastructure on its soil and end cross border terrorism in support of its claims”

India Calls Imran Khan’s Ignorance ,a Lame Excuse

[New Delhi] India Calls Imran Khan’s Ignorance ,a Lame Excuse
India’s responding to remarks by Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan on the Pulwama Terrorist Attack
said
“We are not surprised that the Prime Minister of Pakistan refuses to acknowledge the attack on our security forces in Pulwama as an act of terrorism. Prime Minister of Pakistan has neither chosen to condemn this heinous act nor condoled with the bereaved families.
Disclaiming any link between the terrorist attack and Pakistan is an oft-repeated excuse by Pakistan. The Pakistani Prime Minister has ignored claims made by the Jaish-e-Mohammad, as well as by the terrorist, who perpetrated this heinous crime. It is a well-known fact that Jaish-e-Mohammad and its leader Masood Azhar are based in Pakistan. These should be sufficient proof for Pakistan to take action”
The Prime Minister of Pakistan has offered to investigate the matter if India provides proof. This is a lame excuse. In the horrific attack in Mumbai on 26/11, proof was provided to Pakistan. Despite this, the case has not progressed for the last more than 10 years. Likewise, on the terror attack on Pathankot airbase, there has been no progress. Promises of “guaranteed action” ring hollow given the track record of Pakistan.
The Prime Minister has referred to a “Naya Pakistan” with a new thinking. In this “Naya Pakistan”, Ministers of the current Government publicly share platforms with terrorists like Hafeez Saeed who have been proscribed by the United Nations.
Pakistan’s Prime Minister has called for dialogue and expressed his readiness to talk about terrorism. India has repeatedly stated that it is ready to engage in a comprehensive bilateral dialogue in an atmosphere free from terror and violence.
Pakistan claims to be the greatest victim of terrorism. This is far from truth. The international community is well acquainted with the reality that Pakistan is the nerve center of terrorism.
It is regrettable that the Pakistani Prime Minister has insinuated that India’s response to the terrorist attack is determined by the forthcoming General Election. India rejects this false allegation. India’s democracy is a model for the world which Pakistan would never understand. We demand Pakistan to stop misleading the international community and take credible and visible action against the perpetrators of Pulwama terrorist attack and other terrorists and terror groups operating from areas under their control.