#Ministry of External Affairs

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava addressed the media on Thursday. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@ANI)

  • Armies of India and Pakistan have agreed to strictly observe all their ceasefire agreements 
  • India is committed to addressing issues with Pakistan in a peaceful and bilateral manner, the MEA spokesperson said
  • India and Pakistan signed a ceasefire agreement in 2003

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Rihanna has more than 101 million followers on Twitter. (Photo Credit: Instagram/ @badgalriri)

  • Rihanna lent her support to the ongoing farmers' protest in India on February 2
  • "Why aren't we talking about this?!" she wrote on Twitter
  • Her single tweet led to a perfect storm on social media

27-year-old Sandeep Sharma questioned the logic behind the criticism of the pop star. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@@sandeep25a)

  • Sharma's reaction came after the MEA strongly reacted to tweets by Rihanna and Greta Thunberg
  • The 27-year-old later deleted his tweet
  • Sharma brought into comparison several troubling instances, such as Nazi Germany or persecution of Uighur Muslims in China

.Prague, Czechia
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Czech Republic is currently led by Tomas Petricek as the minister (Photo Credit: Twitter @CzechMFA)

  • Czech FM described the imprisonment of Navalny as "a show trial"
  • He also urged the European Union to recall the issue of sanctions
  • The UK also summoned the Russian envoy in London on similar grounds

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Actor Akshay Kumar said that efforts being undertaken to resolve farmers' issues are evident. (Picture credit: Instagram/AkshayKumar)

  • Various foreign entitites have backed farmers' protest
  • 'Ascertain facts before rushing to comment,' the MEA said
  • Former adult star Mia Khalifa tweeted, 'What in the human rights violations is going on?"'

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Rihanna came out in support of the farmers protesting at against the three contentious farm laws enacted by the Centre last year. (Photo credit : Instagram/@badgalriri)

  • "Temptation of sensationalist social media hashtags, comments...are neither accurate nor responsible," the MEA said
  • The MEA's reaction came after several celebrities anc activists tweeted about the farmers' agitation
  • American pop star Rihanna and Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg supported the farmers protest

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Aung San Suu Kyi and other top civilian leaders were detained by Myanmar military. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • MEA said India always supported democratic transition in Myanmar
  • It said that India is closely monitoring the situation in Myanmar
  • The military then declared one-year state of emergency in the country

.California City, CA, USA
The Mahatma Gandhi statue was installed four years ago. (Photo credit: Representational/ Pixabay)

  • A six-feet tall bronze statue of Mahatma Gandhi was sawed off at the ankles and half its face was severed in a park in California
  • This act of vandalism had created outrage among the Indian-Americans
  • The statue is now being removed and stored in a safe place

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar during the Beating Retreat ceremony, at Vijay Chowk in New Delhi, Friday, Jan. 29, 2021. (PTI Photo)

  • Jaishankar and Blinken appreciated the robust defence and security ties, growing economic engagement: EAM
  • Jaishankar and Blinken expressed their commitment to consolidate and expand the "multi-faceted strategic partnership"
  • The external affairs minister warmly congratulated Secretary Blinken on his appointment: MEA

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
The fighting on January 20 came six months after a pitched battle which left at least 20 Indian troops dead. (Photo credit: Twitter/@ANI)

  • Both Indian and Chinese troops suffered injuries in a brawl on January 20
  • India's military played down the latest skirmish as a 'minor face-off' at Naku La pass
  • China's foreign ministry said it had 'no information' on the incident