Tag Archives: External Affairs

Vijay Keshav Gokhale IFS appointed Foreign Secretary

Vijay Keshav Gokhale IFS

Shri Vijay Keshav Gokhale IFS (1981) presently Secretary, Economic Relations in the External Affairs Ministry has been appointed Foreign Secretary. He will replace the incumbent. Dr S. Jaishankar, who is completing his tenure on the 28th of this month.

IndianBureaucracy.com wishes Shri Vijay Keshav Gokhale the very best.… Read More

Kashish Mittal appointed PS to M J Akbar

Kashish Mittal IAS

Shri Kashish Mittal IAS (AGMUT 2011) has been appointed as Private Secretary to Minister of State for External Affairs(Shri M J Akbar).Shri  Mittal graduated in Computer Science  from  IIT Delhi .

IndianBureaucracy.com wishes Shri Kashish Mittal  the very best.… Read More

Passports to be in both English and Hindi


External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj announced that passports would now be in both Hindi and English, and not just in English.She also announced 10 per cent reduction in passport fee for applicants who are under eight and over 60.

Personal details in passports are now printed only in English.The external affairs minister was addressing an event to mark … Read More

Defence strategy experts need of the hour, says ex-Army chief

Gen VK Singh-indianbureaucracy

Indian universities should produce experts in defence strategic studies to guide military personnel not to repeat their old mistakes if any war is fought in the future. Former Army chief and Union Minister of State for External Affairs and Statistics and Programme Implementation (Independent Charge) Gen V K Singh stated this while addressing a seminar on… Read More

VISA to People of Arunachal Pradesh

V K Singh

Minister of State for the external Affairs Gen. Dr. V. K. Singh has informed that it has been conveyed to the Chinese side on several occasions, including at the highest level, that all Indian passport holders should be treated equally on the basis of reciprocity. Arunachal Pradesh is an integral and inalienable part of India.… Read More

Sushma Swaraj Chairs Fifth Meeting of the Board of Trustees of IDF-OI

The Union Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs, Smt. Sushma Swaraj chaired the Fifth Meeting of the Board of Trustees of India Development Foundation of Overseas Indians IDF-OI in New Delhi. She is the Chairperson of (IDF-OI), a not-for-profit Trust set-up by the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs to facilitate philanthropic contributions by overseas… Read More

External Affairs Minister says Russia is a tried and tested Real Friend

Russia is India's 'tried and tested

In a diplomatic news update, asserting that its foreign policy towards Russia has never changed, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday said it was its “tried and tested real friend”. During her meeting with Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov, Sushma Swaraj said she was very happy to convey that there was progress on all components… Read More

Maldives & India to step up cooperation in Defence, Security & Trade

In a diplomatic news update, India and the Maldives on Sunday decided to ramp up cooperation in various fields including defence, security and trade as the two nations restarted theJoint Commission talks after a hiatus of 15 years. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, on a two-day visit, assured the Maldives that India will always be the net security provider… Read More

Cabinet monitoring has fast-tracked Projects: Gen V K Singh

In a policy update, the Centre’s project management monitoring group has fast-tracked the clearance of over 200 projects worth about $112 billion.

Addressing the second India-Central Europe Business Forum meet here on Monday, Minister of State for External Affairs Gen VK Singh said: “The project management monitoring group, which works under the Union… Read More