Sushma Swaraj set high standards for MEA by taking diplomacy to people, was always just a tweet away
Swaraj — who was also the most followed foreign minister in the world — took several path-breaking measures during her term, such as the expansion of the passport infrastructure and the enhanced engagement with the Look East policy.
Narendra Modi in South Korea: After 2015's promise to 'Act East', PM and Moon Jae-in sign 6 MoUs to strengthen ties
In a strong push to the bilateral relations between India and South Korea, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his two-day visit, held "constructive" talks with President Moon Jae-in on Friday on enhancing cooperation in key areas including trade, investment, defence, and security.
'Central ministers enjoy picnic, states pay bill': Meghalaya MLA takes jibe at lawmakers frequent visits to North East
Under the direction of the prime minister, central ministers, since assuming office in 2014, have been visiting the North East states every fortnight to review the implementation of development schemes. "As they (ministers) come as guests, the state government bears the burden of their food and car rental expenses too," the MLA added.
Assam experts fret over River Basin Management Bill, fear Centre might usurp state's right over water
Environmentalists are also raising concern over the fact that the bill does not address the downstream impact of the rivers.
Vijay Chauthaiwale's 'South Asia minus Pakistan' idea will work only if India matches ambition with implementation
Myanmar is strategically important for India because it provides the landlocked and development-hungry northeast with a gateway to ASEAN markets and a maritime opening but India's ambitious regional game has frequently been thwarted due to its inability to follow up on agreements and implement projects.
India's ASEAN overtures a calculated answer to China’s unrestrained expansionism in the Asia-Pacific region
There is an urgent need for India and ASEAN to strengthen collaboration in cyber security strategies and security cooperation in the Indian Ocean Region.
Recent bypolls results show support for BJP's policies, suggest India has rejected corruption and misgovernance of Congress
The results of the bypolls in five seats across four states show that BJP's policies have found favour among voters
Narendra Modi to begin three-day visit to Philippines on Sunday, boosting trade and connectivity on agenda
Boosting trade and connectivity will be among the key priorities as Prime Minister Narendra Modi begins a three-day visit to the Philippines on Sunday
Sikkim border stand-off: India is finally waking up to the reality that China is bolstering its infrastructure along LAC
India and China are once again at loggerheads but this time the location is not the disputed territories of Arunachal Pradesh and Ladakh but Sikkim, a state which Beijing recognises to be the part of India.
Bangladesh hasn't benefitted "very significantly" from India's economic growth and New Delhi may need to place more focus on looking East, a leading Chinese daily said
Chinese media suggests India, China and Myanmar should establish a joint dialogue mechanism to restore the Stilwell Road to revitalise trade in the region.
A healthy relationship between India and China is in the interest of America, nominee for US Ambassador to India has said.
PM Narendra Modi told world leaders that his government accorded high priority to turn India's erstwhile "Look East" policy into an "Act East" policy.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi sees trade and economics as ways to get around political tensions, said an international relations expert.
"That's what the United States wants ultimately. We share that very much with India. We see India playing a stabilising role in that part of the world and taking on greater responsibilities that will accrue as it continues to emerge into its own," he said.
The minister, who is visiting her sixth neighbouring country since she took over as minister in mid-May, also said that India would seek to cooperate with Vietnam in rice exports. India has helped Vietnam with its knowhow in rice cultivation through a rice centre set up here, she said adding "look today, at how they have left us behind" in rice exports.<br />
India's has ignored the economic and cultural potential of the east and north-east - which is the key to shifting our trade focus from the west to east and south-east Asia. A political shift will yield huge defence savings and economic advantages
The move to invite the Pakistan prime minister to the swearing-in ceremony came as a surprise and got due appreciation.
Fighting the national elections for the second time, Union Minister Ninong Ering is confident of his victory and rejects the Narendra Modi wave.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived in Myanmar on Monday to attend the BIMSTEC Summit, making a strong pitch for giving a fillip to India's Look East policy and explore ways to enhance connectivity, transport, trade, tourism and other linkages to all the northeastern states.