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Vikas Swarup

Vikas Swarup appointed Secretary of Overseas Indian Affairs

Swarup, a 1986-batch IFS officer, who is currently serving as the High Commissioner in Canada, will replace senior diplomat Sanjiv Arora.

12 Jul 2019 2:09 PM

MEA’s Pak division chief named new spokesman

Baglay was handling the sensitive PAI (Pakistan-Afghanistan-Iran) division in the ministry till now.

28 Feb 2017 2:16 AM

Action against Saeed first step in bringing him to justice: MEA

Vikas Swarup was responding to a question on the listing of Saeed by Pakistan under the Anti-Terrorism Act.

20 Feb 2017 1:11 PM

Vikas Swarup is India’s new envoy to Canada

The MEA said he is expected to take up his new assignment shortly.

17 Feb 2017 4:44 AM

India-China talks on cards despite ‘friction points’

China had protested against the visit of a Taiwanese delegation to New Delhi recently.

17 Feb 2017 4:17 AM


Hafiz Saeed an international terrorist, should be brought to justice: MEA

Swarup further said that the JuD chief should be brought to justice as soon as possible.

16 Feb 2017 9:12 PM

Vikas Swarup is India’s new High Commissioner to Canada

Gopal Baglay who is the Joint Secretary of the Pakistan, Iran, Afghanistan division in MEA, will succeed Swarup.

16 Feb 2017 8:01 PM

India plays down China’s fury on Tiawan MPs’ trip

Taiwan currently has the Taipei Economic and Cultural Centre located in New Delhi.

16 Feb 2017 7:33 AM

China blocks US move to brand JeM chief terrorist

India has taken up the matter with China, and voiced its objection.

08 Feb 2017 2:44 AM

Visa denial to 2 J&K youth based on merit, says US

MEA spokesperson Vikas Swarup said the ministry had enquired about the issue from the US embassy in New Delhi.

03 Feb 2017 7:05 AM


Enough proof to charge Hafiz, Pak needs political will: India

Government sources said the main issue is whether Pakistan will have the will to charge Saeed in the Mumbai attack case.

03 Feb 2017 1:25 AM

India seeking NSG entry not as gift but based on record: MEA

NSG membership cannot be a farewell gift from the Obama Administration to India, China said earlier.

19 Jan 2017 7:54 PM

UK Parliament to debate J&K issue; India says no room for third party involvement

The motion to be debated said, 'That this House notes breaches of international human rights on the Indian side of the LoC in Kashmir.'

19 Jan 2017 7:19 PM

PM Modi seeks French help for India’s bid to enter NSG

During the meeting with Mr Ayrault, Mr Modi sought to bolster the Indo-French strategic relationship.

09 Jan 2017 3:16 AM

Sri Lanka to free 51 Indian fishermen

Though Sri Lanka has periodically freed Indian fishermen caught by its naval authorities, their boats are often not returned.

03 Jan 2017 6:20 AM


India assails Pak for calling RSS, others 'terrorist elements'

Swarup was responding to a query on Pakistan's comments yesterday on Jammu and Kashmir.

31 Dec 2016 11:33 AM

2017 to see number of key appointments in foreign ministry

Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar may get an extension before the end of his term next month.

29 Dec 2016 8:24 PM

Norway boy: India takes first step

The Indian couple had first sought BJP leader Vijay Jolly’s help in getting back the custody of their child.

27 Dec 2016 5:33 AM

Indian priest held by ISIS seeks help

MEA says rescue efforts on, govt in touch with Yemen.

27 Dec 2016 2:33 AM

India to step in if Norway kid’s mother seeks help

India is awaiting a formal request from the mother of the child to intervene in the case.

24 Dec 2016 5:30 AM