Hard hitting, calling out hypocricy, standing our ground: How foreign policy evolved under PM Modi

Dr. Jaishankar said that PM Modi has led from the front. In a polarised world, we have maintained our independence. In a pandemic world, we have been a source of relief.

New Delhi, Jun 04: There has been a huge shift in the foreign policy under Prime Minister Narendra Modi. On Friday the shift was visible yet again when External Affairs Minister, Dr. S Jaishankar defended India’s stand on the Ukraine war.

He said that Europe has to get out of the mindset that Europe’s problems are the world’s problems, but the world’s problems are not Europe’s problems.

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In Tokyo for Quad summit, PM Modi gets warm welcome

New Delhi, May 23: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday arrived in Japan on a two-day visit to attend a summit of the Quad leaders which is aimed at further bolstering cooperation among the member nations of the influential grouping and discussing developments in the strategic Indo-Pacific region. 

“Landed in Tokyo. Will be taking part in various programmes during this visit including the Quad Summit, meeting fellow Quad leaders, interacting with Japanese business leaders and the vibrant Indian diaspora,” PM Modi tweeted in both Japanese and English. 

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In call with Putin, PM Modi appreciates creation of humanitarian corridor

New Delhi, Mar 07: Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke with Russian President, Vladimir Putin today. Government sources tell OneIndia that the call lasted 50 minutes.

The two leaders discussed the evolving situation in Ukraine. President Putin briefed Prime Minister Modi on the status of negotiations between the Ukrainian and Russian teams.

Prime Minister Modi urged President Putin to hold direct talks with President Zelensky of Ukraine, in addition to the ongoing negotiations between their teams.

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In call with Zelensky, PM Modi seeks continued support in evacuating Indians

New Delhi, Mar 07: Prime Minister Modi spoke on phone with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky today amidst the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. Government sources tell OneIndia that the call lasted 35 minutes and the two leaders discussed the evolving situation in Ukraine.

During the call, PM Modi appreciated the continuing direct dialogue between Russia and Ukraine. He also thanked Zelensky for the help extended by the Government of Ukraine in the evacuation of Indian nationals from Ukraine.

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Back-channel: How India is undertaking the evacuation drive from Ukraine

New Delhi, Mar 04: Ever since the war in Ukraine began, the phone lines in Delhi have been busy with the top priority being evacuation of Indians. India and Russia have had several conversations over the past week to ensure that Indians are safely evacuated from Ukraine.

While Prime Minister Narendra Modi has spoken with Russian President, Vladimir Putin, National Security Advisor, Ajit Doval spoke with his counterpart Nikolai Patrushev. During the call, NSA Doval pushed for the safe passage of Indians from the cities in Ukraine facing heavy fighting.

The Russian Security Council Press Secretary said that Yevgeny Anoshin said that Patrushev held a phone call with NSA, Doval. They discussed the status and prospects of security cooperation between Russia and India.

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How a call between PM Modi-President Putin led to evacuation of more Indians from Ukraine

New Delhi, Mar 03: Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday and discussed the situation in Ukraine. Several 1,000 students are stranded in Kharkiv which is virtually under the control of Russia today.

The call between the two leaders was an important one and following this the girl students were sent to the Ukraine border by train. The journey lasted 20 hours and was undertaken with the help of the Russians.

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Air Force C-17s called on by PM Modi to boost Ukraine evacuation

New Delhi, Mar 01: In a bid to step up the evacuation of Indians from Ukraine, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called in the Indian Air Force, sources tell OneIndia.

India has already taken various measures to step up evacuation efforts from the war hit Ukraine. With the IAF joining in the evacuation process would be further ramped up.

The PM feels that leveraging the capabilities of India’s Air Force will ensure that more people can be evacuated from Ukraine in a shorter time frame. This would also help deliver humanitarian aid more effectively, the PM said.

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Ukraine: PM Modi decides to send Union Ministers to coordinate evacuation of Indians

New Delhi, Feb 28: Prime Minister Narendra Modi called on an urgent high-level meeting on the Ukraine crisis today.

Government sources tell OneIndia that Union Ministers Hardeep Puri, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Kiren Rijiju and Gen. V K Singh will travel to neighbouring countries of Ukraine to coordinate the evacuation mission and help students. These Ministers will be going as Special Envoys of India, the source also said.

As many as 688 Indian nationals returned here on Sunday from strife-torn Ukraine on board three Air India evacuation flights from Romanian capital Bucharest and Hungarian capital Budapest.

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PM Modi sensitises President Putin on safety of Indians in Ukraine

New Delhi, Feb 25: Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke on telephone with Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation.

President Putin briefed Prime Minister about the recent developments regarding Ukraine. Prime Minister reiterated his long-standing conviction that the differences between Russia and the NATO group can only be resolved through honest and sincere dialogue.

Prime Minister appealed for an immediate cessation of violence, and called for concerted efforts from all sides to return to the path of diplomatic negotiations and dialogue, the Prime Minister’s Office said in a release.

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Take this: I have mentioned Pandit Nehru, PM Modi takes a dig at Congress 

New Delhi, Feb 08: Prime Minister Narendra Modi quoted India’s first PM, Jawaharlal Nehru while taking a swipe at the Congress party in Parliament. PM Modi went on to quote Nehru’s address to the nation from the Red Fort and said that his government had tried to keep inflation under check and that was a priority for him. 

Pandit Nehru said that the war in Korea was affecting us. He said that that is why the prices increase and they go out of control. 

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