Ministry of External Affairs

Dec 09, 2019, 08.59 PM IST



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  • The letter, dated November 27, has sought an “urgent intervention” of the ministries of external affairs and HRD, requesting that a Tibetan-specific directive be issued as per the provisions of the home ministry’s Tibetan Rehabilitation policy to all universities including JNU, officials in the know told ET.

    The Central Bureau of Investigation has reported that as on date, 51 absconders and proclaimed offenders in 66 cases are known to have left for other countries.

    King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden are on a five day India visit. MEA Spokesperson tweeted PM Narendra Modi received the royal couple at Hyderabad House in New Delhi for the delegation level talks and strengthening bilateral ties. The King will also have a meeting with President Ram Nath Kovind on ways to further boost relations.

    The meeting is being held in pursuance of the decision taken by Modi and Shinzo Abe during the 13th India-Japan Annual Summit in Oct 2018, with an aim to institute a Foreign and Defence Ministerial Dialogue for further deepening bilateral security and defence cooperation, MEA said in a statement.

    India has committed assistance of Rs. 4500 Crore for implementation of development projects and Rs. 400 Crore for transitional Trade Support Facility during Bhutan’s 12th Five Year Plan (2018 - 2023). 51 large and intermediate projects and 359 SDPs/HICPDs are at various stages of implementation under the 12th Five Year Plan.

    “No recent reports of Chinese submarines docking at Sri Lankan ports. The government keeps a close watch on all developments having a bearing on India’s security and economic interests, and takes all necessary measures to safeguard it," the MEA said in a written statement in Lok Sabha.

    The Track 1.5 format is a unique gathering of scholars, public policy experts, foreign policy analysts, business leaders and government officials, led by think tanks and supported by governments. The India-Canada Track 1.5 Dialogue was officially launched in February 2018 during the visit of Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau to Mumbai.

    Officials said the Army Chief, accompanied by a delegation, will hold talks with top brass of Japan Self Defence Force on further expanding defence and security ties in the wake of evolving regional security scenario. Gen Rawat will also meet Defence Minister Taro Kono during which key issues of mutual interests would be discussed, they said.

    Thanking prime minister Modi for his congratulatory message, Rajpaksa, who was sworn in on Thursday as Sri Lankan premier by his younger brother and President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, said the two countries will continue to work closely to strengthen the bilateral ties.

    This colloboration and student exchange program was conceived by the Hon. Prime Minister of India, Mr Narendra Modi during his visit to SIRIUS, Sochi in May 2018. Later, a MoU was signed between Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) and SIRIUS Education Center, in Oct 2018.

    "The 2+2 meeting would provide an opportunity for the two sides to review the status of and exchange further views on strengthening defence and security cooperation between India and Japan," the external affairs ministry said. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will head the Indian delegation.

    Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan gave data according to which as many as 13,665 complaints were received in 2019 (till October 31), while 17,379 complaints were received in 2018.

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