Vikas Swarup

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Vikas Swarup added : "Each and every leader spoke today underlined the need for greater cooperation between India and EU for ensuring vaccine production including a proposal from one of the EU leaders for a partnership with India in Indo Pacific for ensuring vaccine access" External link

news-yahoo-in Sunday, May 9, 2021 6:51:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "PM appreciated EU's swift response for mobilising support to India's Covid-19 response. As you would recall, India had kept its supply chains open during the first wave of Covid-19 last year and supplied essential drugs and masks to several EU countries. The EU's current assistance is an example of trusted partners supporting each other in times of need," External link

timesofindia Sunday, May 9, 2021 1:29:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "It is a watershed moment in the India-EU Strategic Partnership. It is a culmination of India's efforts to enhance its ties with the EU and its member states in recent years," External link

business-standard Saturday, May 8, 2021 10:00:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “Both sides have worked intensively over the last few months to arrive at a common understanding. The decisions are a result of the political desire on both sides to harness the full potential of our economic engagement and work towards an early post-Covid-19 recovery,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, May 8, 2021 9:52:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “The EU’s support at WTO for this waiver will ensure that we can scale up the vaccine production for equitable and global access and save lives,” “We will be watching the evolving EU position on this particular issue” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, May 8, 2021 9:52:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “On trade, technology and connectivity, India and EU agreed to resume negotiations for balanced, comprehensive free trade and investment agreements. Negotiations were suspended in 2013. Both sides worked intensively over last few months to arrive at common understanding,” External link

news-yahoo-in Saturday, May 8, 2021 9:34:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup told : “This will be done through a variety of tools such as Infrastructure Investment Trusts, green bonds, Debt Funds, Real Estate Investment Trusts, and Export Credits,” External link

financialexpress Saturday, May 8, 2021 8:51:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup indiqué : "un accès équitable et mondial et de sauver des vies" External link

courrier-picard Saturday, May 8, 2021 7:38:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup indiqué : "un accès équitable et mondial et de sauver des vies" External link

lepetitjournal Saturday, May 8, 2021 7:36:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup indiqué : "un accès équitable et mondial et de sauver des vies" External link

tv5 Saturday, May 8, 2021 7:25:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup indiqué : "un accès équitable et mondial et de sauver des vies" External link

laprovence Saturday, May 8, 2021 7:01:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "We need to strongly condemn and take effective measures to combat this trend," External link

startribune Thursday, April 8, 2021 11:45:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “We need to strongly condemn and take effective measures to combat this trend,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, April 8, 2021 11:23:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "The answer is no. This is not a bilateral issue between India and Sweden," External link

newindianexpress Friday, March 5, 2021 10:33:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "The answer is no. This is not a bilateral issue between India and Sweden," External link

timesofindia Friday, March 5, 2021 9:22:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "The answer is no. This is not a bilateral issue between India and Sweden," External link

timesofindia Friday, March 5, 2021 9:22:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "The answer is no. This is not a bilateral issue between India and Sweden," External link

HindustanTimes Friday, March 5, 2021 8:49:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said ( about Swedish ) : "Both prime ministers noted that defence is an important area of the long-standing collaboration between India and Sweden. Also, we are aware of Swedish interest in Gripen aircraft being manufacturing in India and so this was reiterated," External link

business-standard Friday, March 5, 2021 7:30:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "The answer is no. This is not a bilateral issue between India and Sweden," External link

business-standard Friday, March 5, 2021 7:30:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “As a responsible member of the international community, I want to reiterate that India’s vaccine production and delivery capacity will be used to help all humanity in fighting this crisis. India will also help all the countries in enhancing their cold chain and storage capabilities for the delivery of vaccines,” External link

thehindu Tuesday, December 15, 2020 4:51:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "As a responsible member of the international community, I want to reiterate that India's vaccine production and delivery capacity will be used to help all humanity in fighting this crisis. India will also help all the countries in enhancing their cold chain and storage capabilities for the delivery of vaccines," External link

business-standard Tuesday, December 15, 2020 12:45:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “As a responsible member of the international community, I want to reiterate that India’s vaccine production and delivery capacity will be used to help all humanity in fighting this crisis. India will also help all the countries in enhancing their cold chain and storage capabilities for the delivery of vaccines,” External link

thehindu Tuesday, December 15, 2020 12:15:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "As a responsible member of the international community, I want to reiterate that India's vaccine production and delivery capacity will be used to help all humanity in fighting this crisis. India will also help all the countries in enhancing their cold chain and storage capabilities for the delivery of vaccines," External link

news18 Tuesday, December 15, 2020 11:35:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “As a responsible member of the international community, I want to reiterate that India’s vaccine production and delivery capacity will be used to help all humanity in fighting this crisis. India will also help all the countries in enhancing their cold chain and storage capabilities for the delivery of vaccines,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, December 15, 2020 10:58:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “As a responsible member of the international community, I want to reiterate that India’s vaccine production and delivery capacity will be used to help all humanity in fighting this crisis. India will also help all the countries in enhancing their cold chain and storage capabilities for the delivery of vaccines,” External link

thehindu Tuesday, December 15, 2020 10:20:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “As a responsible member of the international community, I want to reiterate that India’s vaccine production and delivery capacity will be used to help all humanity in fighting this crisis. India will also help all the countries in enhancing their cold chain and storage capabilities for the delivery of vaccines,” External link

financialexpress Tuesday, December 15, 2020 10:12:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “As a responsible member of the international community, I want to reiterate that India’s vaccine production and delivery capacity will be used to help all humanity in fighting this crisis. India will also help all the countries in enhancing their cold chain and storage capabilities for the delivery of vaccines,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, December 15, 2020 9:44:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “Within two months of the pandemic, we expanded our diagnostic facility from one major facility for pan-India testing to more than 2,000 today. From having almost no domestic manufacturing of PPE kits, we have become the second-largest manufacturer. More than 17,000 dedicated COVID facilities were set up with 1.6 million isolation beds. Digital tools such as the Aarogya Setu App were developed and are being effectively used for extensive contact tracing,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, December 15, 2020 8:02:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said ( about Peace ) : "India has been an active participant in the deliberations on issues focusing on women empowerment and gender mainstreaming at various UN bodies. During the past two decades, the normative frameworks on Women, Peace and Security have been strengthened considerably. Today, there is a greater awareness about the centrality of meaningful participation of women in UN's peace and security efforts including peacekeeping." External link

irishsun Wednesday, December 9, 2020 1:56:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "So, if the SCO member countries have the will, I am sure we can all find common ground and that is why article two of the SCO charter specifically prohibits bilateral issues from being raised in SCO forums because we all have seen from our previous experience that raising of bilateral issues only serves to vitiate the atmosphere and holds up concrete cooperation in a host of areas," "We have scrupulously adhered to this provision in the SCO charter, we do not raise bilateral issues in SCO forums and we expect other countries to also do the same. If countries come with this mindset, I am very sure we can all find common ground to increase our mutual cooperation," External link

news18 Monday, November 30, 2020 7:54:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "We also organised the first ever consortium of SCO economic think tanks on August 20-21 and the first ever start up forum on the 27th of October," External link

news18 Monday, November 30, 2020 7:54:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "On the cultural humanitarian side, India has implemented the prime minister's announcements made at the Bishkek Summit of the SCO council of heads of state in 2019 that were aimed to bring into sharper focus are millenia old shared civilizational heritage, they include the hosting the first ever digital exhibition on shared Buddhist heritage by the National Museum that has been inaugurated today and the translation of 10 classics of Indian regional literature in the Russian and Chinese languages," External link

news18 Monday, November 30, 2020 7:54:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “The SCO was created as a regional organisation to tackle peace and security, to tackle the challenges of terrorism, extremism and separatism, and to promote trade and cooperation and cultural partnerships,” External link

Hindu Monday, November 30, 2020 6:28:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup reminded : "only dispute left is ...disputed territory is (Pakistan's) illegal occupation.....which sooner or later, it would have to vacate" External link

dnaindia Wednesday, October 14, 2020 11:12:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup replied : “The only dispute left in what it alleged today as a ‘disputed territory’ is its own illegal occupation of certain parts, which sooner or later, it would have to vacate,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, October 14, 2020 8:39:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “More than a decade of engagement with the organization, underscores India’s willingness to play a more meaningful role in this regional grouping,” “This optimism also stems from India’s desire to deepen its Eurasian partnerships. In this context, SCO provides a springboard for India to reconnect to this extended neighbourhood, with which we are bound by the enduring bonds of centuries of common history,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, September 3, 2020 2:47:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "More than a decade of engagement with the organization, underscores India's willingness to play a more meaningful role in this regional grouping," "This optimism also stems from India's desire to deepen its Eurasian partnerships. In this context, SCO provides a springboard for India to reconnect to this extended neighbourhood, with which we are bound by the enduring bonds of centuries of common history," External link

timesofindia Thursday, September 3, 2020 1:51:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup added : “Both leaders went into considerable detail in exchanging views on shared challenge of terrorism. Pakistan came up-in context of activities it has been continuing against India and other countries in region as well as in context of global terrorism,” External link

news-yahoo-in Wednesday, July 15, 2020 8:56:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "Our relations with China did come up," External link

deutschewelle-en Wednesday, July 15, 2020 8:08:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “EU is our largest trading partner for goods with trade exceeding $100 billion. We also have a large services trade of approximately $40 billion,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, July 15, 2020 5:55:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup replied : “Unfortunately, this is the kind of behaviour we have now been seeing from Pakistan over the past many, many months and years. They always rake up bilateral issues in multilateral forums. They have almost made it a norm for their policy” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, June 18, 2020 10:30:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "It demonstrates the goodwill India enjoys at UN and the confidence the international community has reposed in India's capability to contribute to the work of the council," External link

timesofindia Thursday, June 18, 2020 6:03:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “India will work to enhance counter-terrorism cooperation, which will be one of the priorities during its membership of UN Security Council during 2021-22” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, June 18, 2020 3:58:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "The government was compelled to call out this congregation," External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, April 14, 2020 9:13:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "The government was compelled to call out this congregation," External link

smh Tuesday, April 14, 2020 8:58:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "The government was compelled to call out this congregation," External link

watoday Tuesday, April 14, 2020 8:39:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “The government was compelled to call out this congregation,” External link

nytimes Sunday, April 12, 2020 10:43:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "On balance, our effort has to been to stay ahead of the curve," External link

trust2 Sunday, April 12, 2020 1:37:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup told : “We would have gone the Italian way, had we not done the lockdown,” External link

omanobserver-om Saturday, April 11, 2020 10:43:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "On balance, our effort has to been to stay ahead of the curve," External link

trust Saturday, April 11, 2020 4:33:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “Let me put this another way: without the lockdown, we could have had up to 820,000 cases by 15 April. With the lockdown, we are around 6,000 cases currently. More importantly, the cases are largely localised to 78 districts that account for over 80 per cent of the cases,” External link

expressindia Saturday, April 11, 2020 4:25:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup told : "We would have gone the Italian way, had we not done the lockdown," External link

dhakatribune Saturday, April 11, 2020 12:35:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “On balance, our effort has to been to stay ahead of the curve,” External link

dhakatribune Friday, April 10, 2020 3:13:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “On balance, our effort has to been to stay ahead of the curve,” External link

themalaymailonline Friday, April 10, 2020 1:47:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "On balance, our effort has to been to stay ahead of the curve," External link

wsau Friday, April 10, 2020 11:52:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup told : “We would have gone the Italian way, had we not done the lockdown,” External link

gulf-times Friday, April 10, 2020 4:11:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup disse : "Teríamos seguido o caminho italiano, se não tivéssemos feito o isolamento" External link

noticias-r7 Friday, April 10, 2020 1:13:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup told : “We would have gone the Italian way, had we not done the lockdown,” External link

GulfDailyNews Thursday, April 9, 2020 8:22:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup disse : "Teríamos seguido o caminho italiano, se não tivéssemos feito o isolamento" External link

extra Thursday, April 9, 2020 8:09:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup disse : "Teríamos seguido o caminho italiano, se não tivéssemos feito o isolamento" External link

uol Thursday, April 9, 2020 7:38:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "Speaking of terrorism, it is only logical to respond to the remarks made by the delegation of Pakistan, which is the epicentre of global terrorism. It is more than a little ironical that the nation that has become the world's leading exporter of terror and violence seeks to lecture others about human rights. Nonetheless, let me set the record straight on the issues raised," External link

irishsun Thursday, February 27, 2020 11:34:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "As a nation that has suffered for decades from cross-border terrorism, India calls for decisive action against those who direct, control, fund, or shelter terrorists," "We are happy to note that the HRC advisory committee is working on a report on this issue. We remain ready to work with all partners to fully stop all support from reaching terrorists, denying terrorists access to safe havens, and extraditing and bringing to justice perpetrators of terrorism and their supporters," External link

irishsun Thursday, February 27, 2020 11:34:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup added : "Most temporary restrictions - imposed solely to ensure safety of the people from Pakistani trained terrorist attacks - have already been removed, political processes have resumed, telecom facilities have been largely restored, developmental activities are being undertaken at a rapid pace and there is access for all to education and healthcare," External link

risingkashmir Thursday, February 27, 2020 2:26:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "These have been achieved despite Pakistan's frenetic attempts to promote both violence within our territory - with an 81 per cent increase in infiltration attempts since last August - and disinformation outside. Yesterday's speech was a good example of the latter," External link

risingkashmir Thursday, February 27, 2020 2:26:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup added : "Most temporary restrictions - imposed solely to ensure safety of the people from Pakistani trained terrorist attacks - have already been removed, political processes have resumed, telecom facilities have been largely restored, developmental activities are being undertaken at a rapid pace and there is access for all to education and healthcare," External link

risingkashmir Thursday, February 27, 2020 2:26:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "These have been achieved despite Pakistan's frenetic attempts to promote both violence within our territory - with an 81 per cent increase in infiltration attempts since last August - and disinformation outside. Yesterday's speech was a good example of the latter," External link

risingkashmir Thursday, February 27, 2020 2:26:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup added : "Most temporary restrictions - imposed solely to ensure safety of the people from Pakistan-trained terrorist attacks - have already been removed, political processes have resumed, telecom facilities have been largely restored, developmental activities are being undertaken at a rapid pace and there is access for all to education and healthcare," External link

timesofindia Thursday, February 27, 2020 1:32:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “It is more than a little ironical that a nation that has become the world’s leading exporter of terror and violence seeks to lecture others about human rights,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, February 27, 2020 12:50:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “The transformative changes brought by our Parliament in last August were meant to strengthen the integration of the state,” External link

india Wednesday, February 26, 2020 8:21:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup asserted : “Jammu and Kashmir was, is and shall forever remain an integral part of India,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, February 26, 2020 5:13:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup added : “Most temporary restrictions – imposed solely to ensure safety of the people from Pakistani trained terrorist attacks – have already been removed, political processes have resumed, telecom facilities have been largely restored, developmental activities are being undertaken at a rapid pace and there is access for all to education and healthcare,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, February 26, 2020 5:13:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “These have been achieved despite Pakistan’s frenetic attempts to promote both violence within our territory – with an 81 per cent increase in infiltration attempts since last August – and disinformation outside. Yesterday’s speech was a good example of the latter,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, February 26, 2020 5:13:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "Each of these initiatives mirrors the targets of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, for achieving the 2030 agenda. Each one allows us to ensure that no one is left behind," External link

business-standard Wednesday, February 26, 2020 4:25:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "Indian movies have created new benchmark in film making globally. Every film festival today acknowledges the enormous potential of India's soft power. TIFF provides the ideal platform for the global outreach of the 50th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2019," External link

firstpost Saturday, September 7, 2019 8:16:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "Indian movies have created new benchmark in film making globally. Every film festival today acknowledges the enormous potential of India's soft power. TIFF provides the ideal platform for the global outreach of the 50th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2019," External link

business-standard Friday, September 6, 2019 4:48:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said ( about Mayor Jim Watson ) : "We raised the tiranga at Ottawa City Hall with Mayor @JimWatsonOttawa" External link

business-standard Monday, August 19, 2019 12:46:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “The recent terror attack in Pathankot on January 2 has shown that India continues to bear the dangerous consequences of not listing Masood Azhar. Given the global networking of terrorist groups, this has implications for the entire international community,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, May 1, 2019 6:41:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “The recent terror attack in Pathankot on January 2 has shown that India continues to bear the dangerous consequences of not listing Masood Azhar. Given the global networking of terrorist groups, this has implications for the entire international community,” External link

expressindia Thursday, March 14, 2019 11:44:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “I am delighted to see so many young faces here in the audience today. If young people engage with the world of books, ideas and the written word, we can be sure that we are heading towards a bright future. Whatever careers and professions you all go ahead and choose for yourself in life, your base will have to be strong. And there is no foundation stronger than the one that that is supported by the knowledge from good books,” External link

zawya-palestine Thursday, November 2, 2017 4:59:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup responded : “If I could make that transition of becoming a writer from a reader, I know that each one of you present hare can,” External link

zawya-palestine Thursday, November 2, 2017 4:59:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup remarked : “The left brain right brain logic does not work for me. Creativity is a quality that exists within us all. I joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1986, have been a diplomat for India for 32 years and a writer for 10” External link

zawya-palestine Thursday, November 2, 2017 4:59:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “As a diplomat, writers are trained to deal with words. That’s our primary calling. One wrong nuance can send a relationship with another country into a tailspin…..You are constantly reading, analysing and interpreting your country for a foreign audience. I love having this dual existence — being a writer and a diplomat,” External link

Hindu Saturday, September 23, 2017 8:23:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said ( about Harpal Singh ) : “Houston Deputy Consul R D Joshi and Vice Consul Harpal Singh will meet the injured and facilitate in bringing the mortal remains of the deceased. They will be in touch with local police officials to ascertain more details of the incident and monitor follow-up action,” External link

expressindia Saturday, February 25, 2017 5:30:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “They will facilitate in bringing the mortal remains of the deceased and will be in touch with local police officials to ascertain more details of the incident and monitor follow-up action,” External link

thehindu Saturday, February 25, 2017 4:07:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said ( about Harpal Singh ) : “Consul R.D.Joshi is rushing from Houston to Kansas to render all possible assistance. Vice Consul, Harpal Singh is also proceeding from Dallas to Kansas. They will meet the injured and facilitate in bringing the mortal remains of the deceased and will be in touch with local police officials to ascertain more details of the incident and monitor follow up action,” External link

thehindu Friday, February 24, 2017 7:38:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup confirmed : “During the incident a third person, an American, who tried to intervene also received injuries,” External link

thehindu Friday, February 24, 2017 7:38:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "The Indian Embassy officials will meet the injured and facilitate in bringing the mortal remains of the deceased and will be in touch with local police officials to ascertain more details of the incident and monitor follow up action. They will also meet the community members in Kansas," External link

GulfDailyNews Friday, February 24, 2017 5:43:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "They will also meet the community members in Kansas," External link

mid-day Friday, February 24, 2017 4:54:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said ( about Harpal Singh ) : “Consul R.D.Joshi is rushing from Houston to Kansas to render all possible assistance. Vice Consul, Harpal Singh is also proceeding from Dallas to Kansas. They will meet the injured and facilitate in bringing the mortal remains of the deceased and will be in touch with local police officials to ascertain more details of the incident and monitor follow up action,” External link

Hindu Friday, February 24, 2017 12:22:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup confirmed : “During the incident a third person, an American, who tried to intervene also received injuries,” External link

Hindu Friday, February 24, 2017 12:22:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "The Indian Embassy officials will meet the injured and facilitate in bringing the mortal remains of the deceased and will be in touch with local police officials to ascertain more details of the incident and monitor follow up action. They will also meet the community members in Kansas," External link

rediff Friday, February 24, 2017 10:33:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said ( about Hafiz Saeed ) : “Effective action mandated internationally against him [Hafiz Saeed] and his terrorist organisations and colleagues is a logical first step in bringing them to justice, and in ridding our region of the twin menaces of terrorism and violent extremism,” External link

thehindu Tuesday, February 21, 2017 3:11:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said ( about Hafiz Saeed ) : “Hafiz Saeed is an international terrorist, the mastermind of Mumbai terrorist attack and responsible for unleashing wave[s] of terrorism against Pakistan’s neighbours through Let/JuD and their affiliates,” External link

thehindu Tuesday, February 21, 2017 3:11:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said ( about Hafiz Saeed ) : “Effective action mandated internationally against him [Hafiz Saeed] and his terrorist organisations and colleagues is a logical first step in bringing them to justice, and in ridding our region of the twin menaces of terrorism and violent extremism,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, February 21, 2017 12:59:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said ( about Hafiz Saeed ) : “Hafiz Saeed is an international terrorist, the mastermind of Mumbai terrorist attack and responsible for unleashing wave[s] of terrorism against Pakistan’s neighbours through Let/JuD and their affiliates,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, February 21, 2017 12:59:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said ( about Hafiz Saeed ) : “Hafiz Saeed is an international terrorist, the mastermind of Mumbai terrorist attack and responsible for unleashing wave of terrorism against Pakistan’s neighbours through Let/JuD and their affiliates,” External link

thehindu Monday, February 20, 2017 7:13:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup added : "Effective action mandated internationally against him and his terrorist organisations and colleagues is a logical first step in bringing them to justice, and in ridding our region of the twin menaces of terrorism and violent extremism" External link

ibtimes-in Monday, February 20, 2017 6:03:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said ( about Hafiz Saeed ) : “Hafiz Saeed is an international terrorist, the mastermind of Mumbai terrorist attack and responsible for unleashing wave of terrorism against Pakistan’s neighbours through Let/JuD and their affiliates,” External link

Hindu Monday, February 20, 2017 1:09:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup told : “I am looking forward to my new posting. Canada is a great country and we share not just values and beliefs but also a very substantive agenda and a very well connected diaspora,” External link

Hindu Thursday, February 16, 2017 11:45:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “These are completely baseless allegations. The so-called secret nuclear city is a figment of Pakistan’s imagination,” External link

thehindu Friday, February 10, 2017 1:51:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "It is our understanding that this was a classic counter-terrorism proposal meant to proscribe a dreaded terrorist leader, Masood Azhar, whose organisation, the Jaish-e-Mohammed, has already been proscribed by the UN 1267 Committee. We do not view this as a bilateral matter between India and Pakistan but as an issue of global counter terrorism. We hope that eventually China will also come around to accepting this view. Obviously, if there is a change in the Chinese position, there will be consensus also.'' Swarup added that the proposal was submitted on January 19 this year after four new members were inducted into the UN Security Council. India's demarche to China came a day after the latter put a " External link

ibtimes-in Friday, February 10, 2017 9:31:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup added : “It is high time Pakistan gets the diagnosis of the problem right. It should not remain in denial on the impact of cross border terrorism on the bilateral relationship. Both the problem and its solution are within Pakistan’s reach,” External link

expressindia Friday, February 10, 2017 3:35:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “These are completely baseless allegations. The so-called secret nuclear city is a figment of Pakistan’s imagination,” External link

Hindu Friday, February 10, 2017 2:01:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said ( about Commission ) : “We had rejected the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom’s Annual Reports in the past as well. We have serious doubts on their credibility,” External link

Hindu Friday, February 10, 2017 2:01:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “These are completely baseless allegations. The so-called secret nuclear city is a figment of Pakistan’s imagination,” External link

thehindu Friday, February 10, 2017 12:53:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup added : "We reject Pakistan's allegations of unprovoked firing. Our forces have only retaliated when Pakistani forces have opened fire to provide cover to infiltrators. We have lodged a strong protest with Pakistan for killing our civilians," External link

ibtimes-in Thursday, February 9, 2017 9:13:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “These are completely baseless allegations. The so-called secret nuclear city is a figment of Pakistan’s imagination,” External link

therepublic Thursday, February 9, 2017 6:54:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said ( about François Bissonnette ) : “We have been informed of this development and the matter has been taken up with the Chinese government,” External link

thehindu Thursday, February 9, 2017 6:45:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said ( about François Bissonnette ) : “We have been informed of this development and the matter has been taken up with the Chinese government,” External link

Hindu Thursday, February 9, 2017 12:14:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “Look, first of all let us be very clear, no executive order has been signed so far. All that has happened is three private bills have been introduced in the US House of Representatives. Such bills have been introduced in the past also and such bills have to go through the full Congressional process. So let us not pre-judge the outcome because we have seen what has happened to similar bills in the past. If and when an Executive Order is passed, we will certainly give our reaction” External link

expressindia Wednesday, February 8, 2017 9:35:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said ( about Mahmoud Abbas ) : “Our ties with Palestine are very robust and wide-ranging and our commitment to the Palestinian cause is well known. President Abbas has accepted our invitation to visit India and the visit will take place sometime this year,” External link

Hindu Saturday, February 4, 2017 12:11:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “So the concrete evidence that Pakistan establishment is looking for is already available in Pakistan. All they need to find is requisite political will,” External link

dawn Friday, February 3, 2017 7:53:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said ( about Hafiz Saeed ) : “In fact, Hafiz Saeed has himself confessed to masterminding multiple terrorists attacks directed at India. So the concrete evidence that Pakistan establishment is looking for is already available in Pakistan. All they need to find is requisite political will,” External link

expressindia Thursday, February 2, 2017 10:31:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said ( about Hafiz Saeed ) : “In fact, Hafiz Saeed has himself confessed to masterminding multiple terrorists attacks directed at India. So the concrete evidence that Pakistan establishment is looking for is already available in Pakistan. All they need to find is requisite political will,” External link

thehindu Thursday, February 2, 2017 6:38:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said ( about Hafiz Saeed ) : “In fact, Hafiz Saeed has himself confessed to masterminding multiple terrorists attacks directed at India. So the concrete evidence that Pakistan establishment is looking for is already available in Pakistan. All they need to find is requisite political will,” External link

Hindu Thursday, February 2, 2017 6:11:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said ( about Bernadine Natalie Moni Elimbi ) : "India's interests and concerns have been conveyed both to the U.S. administration and the U.S. Congress at senior levels," External link

ABCnews Thursday, February 2, 2017 5:56:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said ( about Hafiz Saeed ) : "Only a credible crackdown on the mastermind of the Mumbai terrorist attack and terrorist organisations involved in cross-border terrorism would be proof of Pakistan's sincerity," "We have seen reports on the Pakistan Interior Ministry's order placing the Jamaat-ud-Dawah and the Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation under the watch list and also the notification under which the Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation has been included in the second schedule of their anti-terror legislation under United Nations Security Council Resolution No. 1267. We have also noted that Hafiz Saeed and four others have been placed under preventive detention," External link

ibtimes-in Wednesday, February 1, 2017 5:02:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said ( about Hafiz Saeed ) : “We have seen reports on the Pakistan Interior Ministry’s order placing the Jamaat-ud-Dawah and the Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation under the watchlist and also the notification under which the Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation has been included in the second schedule of their anti-terror legislation under United Nations Security Council Resolution No. 1267. We have also noted that Hafiz Saeed and four others have been placed under preventive detention,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, February 1, 2017 8:43:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said ( about Bernadine Natalie Moni Elimbi ) : “India’s interests and concerns have been conveyed both to the U.S. administration and the U.S. Congress at senior levels,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, January 31, 2017 8:46:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “Only a credible crack down on the mastermind of the Mumbai terrorist attack and terrorist organisations involved in cross border terrorism would be proof of Pakistan’s sincerity,” External link

thehindu Tuesday, January 31, 2017 3:56:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “Only a credible crack down on the mastermind of the Mumbai terrorist attack and terrorist organisations involved in cross border terrorism would be proof of Pakistan’s sincerity,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, January 31, 2017 2:23:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said ( about Alexander Kadakin ) : "In Kadakin, we lost a valued friend who nurtured India-Russia relationship for many decades as a distinguished Russian diplomat," External link

mid-day Thursday, January 26, 2017 2:30:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "The Embassy has taken up the matter at a high level. Bahraini authorities have expressed regret over the incident and have assured that safety and well-being of all workers, including Indian nationals, remains their first priority. They have also conveyed that they would do their best on this matter," External link

economictimes Monday, January 16, 2017 8:06:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "ambassador in Washington has been instructed to convey to Amazon that while providing a platform for third-party vendors, they should respect Indian sensitivities and sentiments," External link

aljazeera-en Sunday, January 15, 2017 7:40:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "As a follow up to the matter regarding the sale of doormats with the Indian flag on Amazon, our Ambassador in Washington has been instructed to convey to Amazon that while providing a platform for third party vendors, they should respect Indian sensitivities and sentiments," External link

bbc Sunday, January 15, 2017 3:58:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “We hope to welcome a dear friend of India, HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, as Republic Day 2017 Chief Guest” External link

aawsat Saturday, January 7, 2017 10:43:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “We hope to welcome a dear friend of India, HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, as Republic Day 2017 Chief Guest” External link

aawsat Saturday, January 7, 2017 8:42:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "India continues to maintain that it is incumbent upon Pakistan to extradite this global terrorist, to whom it has provided sanctuary for a long time, to face the law for his crimes. We hope Pakistan will heed the international opinion on this issue" External link

ibtimes-in Thursday, January 5, 2017 2:38:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "We had expected China would have been more understanding of the danger posed to all by terrorism," External link

deutschewelle-en Monday, January 2, 2017 5:25:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “The inability of the international community to list its leader Masood Azhar is an unfortunate blow to the concerted efforts to effectively counter all forms of terrorism,” External link

thehindu Saturday, December 31, 2016 12:57:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “The inability of the international community to list its leader Masood Azhar is an unfortunate blow to the concerted efforts to effectively counter all forms of terrorism,” External link

Hindu Friday, December 30, 2016 11:47:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "We had expected China would have been more understanding of the danger posed to all by terrorism," External link

voanews Friday, December 30, 2016 9:01:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “The international community is aware that the Pakistan-based JeM which is proscribed by the United Nations, has been responsible for innumerable terrorist attacks on India including the Pathankot airbase attack. The inability of the international community to list its leader Masood Azhar is an unfortunate blow to the concerted efforts to effectively counter all forms of terrorism,” External link

Hindu Friday, December 30, 2016 5:28:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "India’s strategic capabilities are not targeted against any particular country. India abides by all the applicable international obligations and hopes that all others do the same. India’s strategic autonomy and growing engagement contributes to strategic stability." External link

island Friday, December 30, 2016 12:13:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said ( about Saudi ) : “With regard to the safe release of Father Tom who was abducted some months ago, we have been in regular touch with countries in the region, especially Saudi Arabia and also the local Yemeni authorities,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, December 28, 2016 12:19:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "You are aware of the circumstances currently prevailing in Yemen where fighting is going on with no central authority in that country," External link

ibtimes-uk Tuesday, December 27, 2016 9:20:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said ( about Saudi ) : “With regard to the safe release of Father Tom who was abducted some months ago, we have been in regular touch with countries in the region, especially Saudi Arabia as also the local Yemeni authorities,” External link

Hindu Monday, December 26, 2016 11:23:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said ( about Saudi ) : “It is factually misleading and completely false that report refers to 150 bodies from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh lying in the mortuaries in Saudi Arabia. In reality there are only about 10 cases that pertain to Andhra Pradesh and Telangana and the total number of bodies is nowhere near the figure just mentioned. Moreover, the report fails to appreciate the context of diaspora community in Saudi Arabia,” External link

expressindia Saturday, December 24, 2016 1:53:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup added : “In cases of unnatural death, suicide, murder and also in those cases where the families doubt the circumstances of death, the investigation procedure is very lengthy causing delay in completion of documentation and transportation of mortal remains. In some cases the families demand release of compensation first before the dispatch of mortal remains whereas compensation is a legal process and it takes years in other cases,” External link

expressindia Saturday, December 24, 2016 1:53:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “Following the child being taken into the custody of Norway’s Child Welfare Services (CWS), legal proceedings are currently under way regarding the continuation of such custody. We are informed that the father has engaged a Norwegian lawyer to pursue the matter in court,” External link

Hindu Friday, December 23, 2016 11:57:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said ( about Dalai Lama ) : "His Holiness the Dalai Lama is a respected and revered spiritual leader. It was a non-political event organized by Nobel laureates dedicated to to the welfare of children" External link

island Monday, December 19, 2016 12:07:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup responded ( about Dalai Lama ) : “His Holiness the Dalai Lama is a respected and revered spiritual leader. It was a non-political event organised by Nobel laureates dedicated to the welfare of children,” External link

dnaindia Saturday, December 17, 2016 7:29:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said ( about Dalai Lama ) : “His Holiness the Dalai Lama is a respected spiritual leader. It was a non political event which he attended” External link

expressindia Friday, December 16, 2016 7:23:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “We advised the World Bank not to rush for initiating two parallel processes simultaneously and hold more consultations,” “It is a matter of satisfaction that this point has now been recognised by the World Bank. We believe that these consultations should be given adequate time,” External link

tribune Friday, December 16, 2016 12:16:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "Protection of civilians should be priority number one. We have always stood for Syria's territorial integrity. At the same time, selective approaches to dealing with terrorist groups have had negative effect as has been proved around the world," External link

economictimes Thursday, December 15, 2016 10:34:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "The government had pointed out on November 10, 2016 the legal un-tenability of the World Bank launching two simultaneous processes for appointment of a Neutral Expert - requested by India - and establishment of a Court of Arbitration - requested by Pakistan- to adjudicate technical differences between India and a Pakistan on Kishenganga and Ralte projects," "By temporarily halting both the processes now, the Bank has confirmed that pursuing the two concurrent processes can render the Treaty unworkable over time," External link

irishsun Wednesday, December 14, 2016 9:07:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said ( about Sheikh Hasina ) : “We want the visit to take place as soon as possible. The two sides are in very close contact to work out the schedule of the visit and the dates. And as soon as that is finalised, I can assure you Sheikh Hasina will receive an extremely warm welcome in India,” External link

thedailystarBD Saturday, December 10, 2016 1:41:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “If you read the letters (letters written to SAARC Chair by its members seeking postponement of SAARC Summit) what do those letters say? That the present environment for holding the SAARC Summit is not conducive in which one particular country is promoting cross border terrorism. One particular country is blatantly interfering in the internal affairs of other countries. It is for you do judge. Has cross border terrorism stopped? Has one country’s blatant interference in the matters of other countries stopped? If it has not, then the condition for holding the summit remains the same, in which case the summit will not happen,” External link

thehimalayantimes Friday, December 9, 2016 7:57:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “All Saarc member countries unanimously wrote to the Saarc chair, which is Nepal, informing it about the current atmosphere in which one country is promoting cross-border terrorism and interfering in the internal affairs of other countries. Ball is in entirely in Pakistan’s court,” External link

ekantipur Friday, December 9, 2016 6:46:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “The Ministry of External Affairs has received communications from some Embassies about the problems they face in the context of the demonetisation. The Finance Ministry is being asked to issue directives to banks to allow Embassy officials with identity cards to withdraw money on a priority basis,” External link

thehindu Thursday, December 8, 2016 9:35:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "Both leaders agreed to operationalise the additional amount of US Dollar One Billion for bilateral cooperation especially in capacity building, skill development, infrastructure building and connectivity linkages, including through a possible air corridor between India and Afghanistan to overcome obstacles to promotion of bilateral trade," External link

timesofoman Sunday, December 4, 2016 2:53:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said ( about Asia Conference ) : "At this point of time, I can only say that the external affairs minister will not be attending the Heart of Asia. But the programme is still evolving... I am not in a position to confirm any other thing or make any announcement. Next week, we will be doing a curtain raiser on the Heart of Asia. Hopefully, if more information is available by then, we will share it with the media," External link

ibtimes-in Sunday, December 4, 2016 10:28:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "Despite calls for restraint, Pakistani forces committed 27 ceasefire violations between November 16 and 21 by resorting to calibre escalation and employing artillery and 120 mm heavy mortars against Indian posts.These violent acts constitute a clear violation of the ceasefire agreement of 2003," External link

ibtimes-in Sunday, December 4, 2016 10:28:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "Internationalising Kashmir issue has borne no fruit. Pakistan would be advised to first end state support to terror," External link

ibtimes-in Sunday, December 4, 2016 10:28:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "Talks and terror can't go together. The environment has to be terror free for talks to take place," External link

ibtimes-in Sunday, December 4, 2016 10:28:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said ( about Sartaj Aziz ) : "We have received an official confirmation from Pakistan that Aziz would be attending the HoA conference on Afghanistan," External link

ibtimes-in Sunday, December 4, 2016 10:28:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "Talks cannot happen in a climate of continued terrorism. India will never accept continued terrorism as the new normal of the bilateral relationship," External link

dawn Saturday, December 3, 2016 8:58:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said ( about Narendra Modi ) : “He (Modi) outlined the various measures taken by his government to open up the Indian economy and welcome FDI. The two leaders identified civil aviation as a priority sector for enhancing cooperation,” External link

thehindu Saturday, December 3, 2016 4:47:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said ( about Narendra Modi ) : "He (Modi) outlined the various measures taken by his government to open up the Indian economy and welcome FDI. The two leaders identified civil aviation as a priority sector for enhancing cooperation," External link

dnaindia Saturday, December 3, 2016 3:30:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said ( about Narendra Modi ) : "He (Modi) outlined the various measures taken by his government to open up the Indian economy and welcome Foreign Direct Investment. The two leaders identified civil aviation as a priority sector for enhancing cooperation," External link

timesofoman Saturday, December 3, 2016 1:55:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "Talks cannot happen in a climate of continued terrorism. India will never accept continued terrorism as the new normal of the bilateral relationship," External link

dawn Saturday, December 3, 2016 11:53:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “We have not received any request from Pakistan for a bilateral meeting. India has always been open to talks but obviously it cannot be that talks take place in an atmosphere of continued terrorism. India will never accept continued terrorism as the new normal in the bilateral relationship,” External link

dailytimesPK Saturday, December 3, 2016 3:50:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “We have not received any request from Pakistan for a bilateral meeting. India has always been open to talks but obviously it cannot be that talks take place in an atmosphere of continued terrorism. India will never accept continued terrorism as the new normal in the bilateral relationship,” External link

mid-day Friday, December 2, 2016 8:58:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "A senior Joint Secretary from the MEA is also a member of that committee and we await their guidance, their advice and their recommendation which can then be shared with those various categories who have approached us," External link

economictimes Friday, December 2, 2016 12:54:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “The conversation does talk about the President-elect willing to resolve the outstanding issues of Pakistan. Well, we believe the most outstanding of the outstanding issues is Pakistan’s continued support for cross-border terrorism. To that extend, we welcome a dialogue between the U.S. and Pakistan to resolve that particular issue,” External link

thehindu Thursday, December 1, 2016 11:00:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “India has always been open to talks but obviously it cannot be that talks take place in an atmosphere of continued terrorism. India will never accept continued terrorism as the new normal in the bilateral relationship,” External link

thehindu Thursday, December 1, 2016 11:00:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said ( about Nepal Rastra Bank ) : "The matter has been raised by both the governments of Nepal and Bhutan. The government is considering the matter and the RBI will remain in touch with their counterparts in Nepal and Bhutan," External link

ibtimes-in Friday, November 25, 2016 6:59:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "Consultations are ongoing and as soon as we have concrete recommendations from the task force, we will share with all stakeholders," External link

ibtimes-in Friday, November 25, 2016 6:59:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said ( about Nikki Haley ) : “We know Gov. Haley very well,” External link

arabnews Friday, November 25, 2016 7:22:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “During the last week alone, there have been 15 instances when terrorists indulged in nefarious activities from the vicinity of the Pakistani army posts across the Line of Control,” External link

thehindu Friday, November 25, 2016 3:28:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "The government conveyed concerns at continued attempts to infiltrate armed terrorists from across LoC. During last week, there were 15 instances," External link

rediff Thursday, November 24, 2016 8:04:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said ( about Nikki Haley ) : "We know Governor Haley very well," External link

voanews Thursday, November 24, 2016 5:32:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "The second set of issues are what you just raised - NRIs having cash, having Indian currency abroad. As you know there are specified limits as to the amount of Indian currency that can be taken abroad. But within those limits if somebody has money abroad, and is not travelling to India immediately, what happens? How does he get new notes for those old notes?," External link

economictimes Thursday, November 17, 2016 10:35:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "Speaking of civilizations. PM @narendramodi and Emperor Akihito talk of the common bonds of #IndiaJapan and the future of Asia," External link

mid-day Friday, November 11, 2016 8:50:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "The Government will examine further options and take steps accordingly," External link

irishsun Friday, November 11, 2016 2:47:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup asserted : "The World Bank has decided to proceed with both steps simultaneously. It was pointed by the government to the World Bank that the pursuit of two parallel difference/ dispute resolution mechanisms - appointment of a Neutral Expert and establishment of a Court of Arbitration - at the same time is legally untenable," External link

economictimes Friday, November 11, 2016 12:04:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup asserted : "The World Bank has decided to proceed with both steps simultaneously. It was pointed by the government to the World Bank that the pursuit of two parallel difference/ dispute resolution mechanisms - appointment of a Neutral Expert and establishment of a Court of Arbitration at the same time is legally untenable," External link

dnaindia Thursday, November 10, 2016 11:09:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "We will continue to raise our concerns regarding mobility with the UK," External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, November 9, 2016 9:59:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “All I would say is that India-UK ties, while rooted in history, have a very forward looking agenda” External link

telegraph Monday, November 7, 2016 5:23:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "We will continue to raise our concerns regarding mobility with the U.K.," External link

ABCnews Monday, November 7, 2016 3:37:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "In the last five years or so, the number of Indian students enrolling in UK universities has gone down by almost 50% - from around 40,000 to about 20,000 now. This has happened because of restrictions on post-study stay in the UK. " External link

itv Monday, November 7, 2016 5:08:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “I cannot pre-judge the outcome of the talks” External link

todayonline Sunday, November 6, 2016 9:34:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "We will continue to raise our concerns regarding mobility with the UK. Mobility of people is closely linked to free flow of finance, goods and services" "For India, visas are at the top of the list of issues," External link

thenational Sunday, November 6, 2016 9:00:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “It is especially regrettable that Pakistani authorities have chosen to level these allegations after deciding to recall, on their own, six officials of the Pakistan High Commission, some of whom may have been named to Indian authorities by Mehmood Akhtar – Pakistan High Commission official caught red handed,” External link

expressindia Friday, November 4, 2016 11:59:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "an afterthought and a crude attempt to target these officials for no fault of their own" External link

thenational Friday, November 4, 2016 2:37:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “an afterthought and a crude attempt to target these officials for no fault of their own,” External link

arabnews Friday, November 4, 2016 6:07:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said ( about Commission ) : “We also note that the Indian officials falsely implicated were working in the fields of promoting people-to-people and trade and economic contacts between the two countries. Pakistan’s false allegations against them have the potential to adversely affect the corresponding activities of the High Commission… The government also protests strongly the manner in which names and photos of the eight Indian officials — four of them holders of diplomatic passport — have been published. This is against basic norms of diplomatic practice and courtesy,” External link

expressindia Friday, November 4, 2016 3:00:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “We also regret the fact that Pakistan’s step adds to the risks to peace and security in the region emanating from Pakistan’s support to cross border terrorism against its neighbors,” External link

voanews Thursday, November 3, 2016 9:29:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup added : “Two-thirds of ceasefire violations by Pakistan this year have taken place in the last five weeks,” External link

expressindia Thursday, November 3, 2016 8:24:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup told ( about Commission ) : “We completely reject baseless and unsubstantiated allegations made by Pakistan against certain officials of the Indian High Commission in Islamabad. Indian officials falsely implicated were working in fields of promoting people to people and trade, economic contacts between the two countries,” External link

expressindia Thursday, November 3, 2016 8:24:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup added : "We reject Pakistan's allegations of unprovoked firing. Our forces have only retaliated when Pakistani forces have opened fire to provide cover to infiltrators. We have lodged a strong protest with Pakistan for killing our civilians," External link

ibtimes-in Thursday, November 3, 2016 7:32:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "an afterthought and a crude attempt to target these officials for no fault of their own" External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, November 3, 2016 2:43:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "They have put in the public domain eight names and six of these people went today. We will eventually withdraw all eight," External link

globalsecurity Thursday, November 3, 2016 9:06:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup added : “We have yet to receive any official communication in the matter,” External link

arabnews Thursday, November 3, 2016 5:40:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup added : "We have yet to receive any official communication in the matter," External link

dailytimesPK Thursday, November 3, 2016 4:21:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup added : "We have yet to receive any official communication in the matter," External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, November 2, 2016 6:14:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "They have put in the public domain eight names and six of these people went today. We will eventually withdraw all eight," External link

jpost Wednesday, November 2, 2016 5:57:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup added : “We have yet to receive any official communication in the matter,” External link

tribune Wednesday, November 2, 2016 3:57:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup added : "We have yet to receive any official communication in the matter," External link

khaleejtimes Wednesday, November 2, 2016 3:23:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup added : "We have yet to receive any official communication in the matter," External link

khaleejtimes Wednesday, November 2, 2016 3:23:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said ( about Dalai Lama ) : "The Dalai Lama is a revered spiritual figure and an honored guest of India. He is absolutely free to travel to any part of the country," External link

deutschewelle-en Friday, October 28, 2016 8:35:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said ( about Dalai Lama ) : “The Dalai Lama is a revered spiritual figure and an honoured guest of India. He is absolutely free to travel to any part of the country… It is a fact that he has a sizeable following among the Buddhists in Arunachal Pradesh who like to seek his blessings. He has visited the state in the past as well and we see nothing unusual if he visits again,” External link

expressindia Friday, October 28, 2016 8:33:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “Today morning, Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar summoned Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit and informed him that India had intercepted an official of the Pakistan High Commission in pursuit of espionage and that he was being declared persona non-grata” External link

expressindia Friday, October 28, 2016 8:33:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “The Pakistan High Commission has been informed that Mehmood Akhtar and his family must return to Pakistan by October 29. The Foreign Secretary also strongly conveyed to the Pakistan High Commissioner that the Pak High Commission must ensure that none of its members indulge in activities inimical to India, or behave in a manner that is incompatible with their diplomatic status,” External link

expressindia Friday, October 28, 2016 8:33:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “The Pakistan High Commission has been informed that Mehmood Akhtar and his family must return to Pakistan by October 29. The Foreign Secretary also strongly conveyed to the Pakistan High Commissioner that the Pak High Commission must ensure that none of its members indulge in activities inimical to India, or behave in a manner that is incompatible with their diplomatic status,” External link

expressindia Friday, October 28, 2016 2:06:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “has always been working within the parameters of international law and diplomatic norms” External link

expressindia Friday, October 28, 2016 2:06:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "The terrorist attack in Uri and continuing attacks with repeated frequency in parts of Jammu and Kashmir are being carried out with the support of Pakistan. It is a matter of great concern that instead of taking action against the cancer, Pakistan takes shelter under denial and abjuration. Lashkar-e-Taiyba, Jaish-e-Mohammed are active under various aegis and find support from state organs of Pakistan," External link

rediff Thursday, October 27, 2016 7:29:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "The Pakistan High Commission has been informed that Mehmood Akhtar and his family must return to Pakistan by October 29. The Foreign Secretary also strongly conveyed to the Pak High Commissioner that the Pak High Commission must ensure that none of its members indulge in activities inimical to India, or behave in a manner that is incompatible with their diplomatic status," External link

dnaindia Thursday, October 27, 2016 6:44:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "The terrorist attack in Uri and continuing attacks with repeated frequency in parts of Jammu and Kashmir are being carried out with the support of Pakistan. It is a matter of great concern that instead of taking action against the cancer, Pakistan takes shelter under denial and abjuration. LeT, JeM are active under various aegis and find support from state organs of Pakistan," External link

dnaindia Thursday, October 27, 2016 6:44:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "The terrorist attack in Uri and continuing attacks with repeated frequency in parts of Jammu and Kashmir are being carried out with the support of Pakistan. It is a matter of great concern that instead of taking action against the cancer, Pakistan takes shelter under denial and abjuration. LeT, JeM are active under various aegis and find support from state organs of Pakistan," External link

economictimes Thursday, October 27, 2016 5:52:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "The Pakistan High Commission has been informed that Mehmood Akhtar and his family must return to Pakistan by October 29. The Foreign Secretary also strongly conveyed to the Pak High Commissioner that the Pak High Commission must ensure that none of its members indulge in activities inimical to India, or behave in a manner that is incompatible with their diplomatic status," External link

economictimes Thursday, October 27, 2016 5:52:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "We believe that we have all the credentials to be a member of the Nuclear Suppliers Group and we hope that at the end of the day the 48 member grouping will see the logic of India's entry because it will only strengthen the global non- proliferation regime," External link

dnaindia Tuesday, October 25, 2016 10:19:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “We believe that we have all the credentials to be a member of the Nuclear Suppliers Group and we hope that at the end of the day the 48 member grouping will see the logic of India’s entry because it will only strengthen the global non-proliferation regime,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, October 25, 2016 8:30:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "The US Ambassador visited Arunachal Pradesh, a state which is an integral part of the country to which he is accredited. There is nothing unusual in it," External link

economictimes Monday, October 24, 2016 5:01:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “We remain committed to Saarc and its principles and our intention is not to throw the baby out with the bath water, our intention is only to clean up the bath water,” External link

thedailystarBD Saturday, October 22, 2016 1:50:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "It shows lack of self-confidence on Pakistan's part. It is an unfortunate development," External link

rferl Friday, October 21, 2016 9:58:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "When we negotiate in a forum like BRICS, the attempt is to find common ground and to express it in a declaration," "The Goa Declaration contains the strongest-ever language against terrorism among all past BRICS summits. The word terrorism/terror features some 37 times in the Declaration," External link

economictimes Friday, October 21, 2016 2:21:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "Terrorism was accorded the centrality at the Goa Summit in a more substantive manner than even the Antalaya G20 Summit, which was held in the shadows of Paris terror attack" External link

economictimes Friday, October 21, 2016 2:21:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “It was just entirely coincidental that in the leaders’ lounge, all three were present at the same time. The bilateral between Nepal and China had already ended, so I don’t know on what basis people are calling it a trilateral and all that. It is perfectly normal in a multilateral setting for leaders to be together in a lounge on the sidelines somewhere else. So I don’t think you need to read too much into that,” External link

ekantipur Wednesday, October 19, 2016 6:19:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "As you know, we have invited the Sri Lankan Fisheries Minister to India and we hope at that time, the discussions will lead to some kind of mutually acceptable outcome," External link

island Monday, October 17, 2016 11:32:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "If someone is isolated, it is because of the policies followed by that country. India did not have to do anything, because countries in one voice said there cannot be constructive dialogue in the terror-tainted atmosphere in the context of Saarc," External link

khaleejtimes Monday, October 17, 2016 7:51:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said ( about Narendra Modi ) : "She said that now public awareness is very high in Bangladesh against terrorism. (Modi) totally agreed and said terrorism can only be contained with strong public support," External link

economictimes Monday, October 17, 2016 7:17:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "That is a message the Prime Minister has also been raising in the Saarc context, just as leaders in Europe and leaders in East Asia for instance are able to meet regularly at a fairly short notice," External link

economictimes Monday, October 17, 2016 7:17:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup added : “I do not know on what basis people are calling it a trilateral meeting. It is perfectly normal for leaders to be together in a lounge or sidelines or somewhere else. You do not need to read too much meaning into that. And as I have said, we have excellent relations with China and Nepal,” External link

thehimalayantimes Monday, October 17, 2016 9:35:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "In particular, he praised the PM's leadership on this issue, both diplomatically and on the ground," External link

economictimes Sunday, October 16, 2016 7:24:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "He then conveyed his appreciation for the government of India's assistance, which is touching the lives of every Bhutanese. He referred to the 84 big projects that are being implemented with Indian assistance and the 595 small development projects, which he said, had reached every small village and town of Bhutan," External link

economictimes Sunday, October 16, 2016 7:24:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said ( about Narendra Modi ) : "Modi said Goa is not new for Tobgay as he had been here last November. Modi conveyed his greetings to the royal family of Bhutan," External link

economictimes Sunday, October 16, 2016 7:24:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said ( about Jacob Zuma ) : "President Zuma alluded two important milestones which were coming up: first was the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Red Ford declaration; and, the second was South Africa-India joint Ministerial Commission, which is schedule to take place in New Delhi in 2017," External link

dnaindia Saturday, October 15, 2016 10:40:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “The Chinese side is very well aware of our concerns, need for us to ensure that globally notified terrorists are designated by the UN. There is a close coordination between India and China on this issue and that particular dialogue will continue,” External link

rediff Saturday, October 15, 2016 9:24:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “We expect China will see logic in it,” External link

expressindia Saturday, October 15, 2016 8:41:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "Our broad concerns in the current state of the relationship were conveyed to the Chinese side," External link

ahram-EN Saturday, October 15, 2016 8:39:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "Our broad concerns in the current state of the relationship were conveyed to the Chinese side," External link

afp-en Saturday, October 15, 2016 6:54:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "The India-Russia partnership covers a whole host of areas and not just the defence and energy but also trade and investment ties will be a major focus. Infrastructure, greater partnership on the energy side as well and of course defense security, counter terrorism are expected to dominate," External link

dnaindia Saturday, October 15, 2016 4:09:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "The German Ambassador, Martin Ney, was in the group of foreign envoys briefed by the Foreign Secretary on September 29 on the surgical strikes. They have had no further conversation since on this subject," External link

khaleejtimes Friday, October 14, 2016 11:17:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "The BRICS Sherpas meeting to discuss and finalise text of the Goa Declaration and the Goa Action Plan for adoption by the leaders at the Summit is continuing today and tomorrow in Goa," External link

mid-day Friday, October 14, 2016 7:46:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "The Sherpas discussed several important subjects including reform of the UN and IMF, WTO and G20 issues, progress on the sustainable development goals etc.," "A particular focus was on intra-BRICS trade, finance and industrial cooperation as well BRICS cooperation in education, health, agriculture, science, energy and disaster management" External link

mid-day Friday, October 14, 2016 7:46:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "Promoting shared prosperity with neighbours has been the government's priority, but terror cannot be the commodity exported. We will undertake a review based on our security and trade interests," External link

ibtimes-in Friday, October 7, 2016 7:08:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "Distinction between good terrorists and bad terrorists is fallacious and counterproductive. Concomitantly, it will also be sending a dangerous message, if it fails to act upon India's submission. I understand that this issue is also being taken up with the Chinese government," External link

irishsun Friday, October 7, 2016 9:04:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "Such a designation would help send a strong signal to all terror groups across the world that the international community is no longer going to pursue, or tolerate, selective approaches to terrorism," External link

mumbaimirror Friday, October 7, 2016 7:54:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "I understand this issue is also being taken up with the Chinese government," External link

mumbaimirror Friday, October 7, 2016 7:54:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said ( about Azhar ) : “The Committee has already pondered (over) our submission for the last six months. It will get a further three months to ponder, but that will in no way change the strange situation we have of the Committee designating the terror organisation but failing to or ignoring the need to designate the organisation’s most active and dangerous terrorist,” “We conveyed to the Committee that it is expected to proscribe Azhar under the 1267 Sanction Regime on the basis of our submission. Such a designation would help send a strong signal to all terror groups across the world that the international community is no longer going to pursue, or tolerate, selective approaches to terrorism,” External link

expressindia Friday, October 7, 2016 7:23:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup declared : "India keeps its promise. On Gandhi's birth anniversary, we deposit the instrument of ratification of the Paris Agreement" External link

ibtimes-uk Sunday, October 2, 2016 10:18:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "The Vice President's visit (to Nigeria) intends to further strengthen the strategic partnership between the two countries, expand and diversify bilateral economic engagement and explore new avenues of partnerships on a wide range of issues of shared common interest," External link

ibtimes-in Wednesday, September 28, 2016 5:01:00 PM EAT



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Vikas Swarup added : "Each and every leader spoke today underlined the need for greater cooperation between India and EU for ensuring vaccine production including a proposal from one of the EU leaders for a partnership with India in Indo Pacific for ensuring vaccine access" External link

news-yahoo-in Sunday, May 9, 2021 6:51:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "PM appreciated EU's swift response for mobilising support to India's Covid-19 response. As you would recall, India had kept its supply chains open during the first wave of Covid-19 last year and supplied essential drugs and masks to several EU countries. The EU's current assistance is an example of trusted partners supporting each other in times of need," External link

timesofindia Sunday, May 9, 2021 1:29:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "It is a watershed moment in the India-EU Strategic Partnership. It is a culmination of India's efforts to enhance its ties with the EU and its member states in recent years," External link

business-standard Saturday, May 8, 2021 10:00:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “Both sides have worked intensively over the last few months to arrive at a common understanding. The decisions are a result of the political desire on both sides to harness the full potential of our economic engagement and work towards an early post-Covid-19 recovery,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, May 8, 2021 9:52:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “The EU’s support at WTO for this waiver will ensure that we can scale up the vaccine production for equitable and global access and save lives,” “We will be watching the evolving EU position on this particular issue” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, May 8, 2021 9:52:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “On trade, technology and connectivity, India and EU agreed to resume negotiations for balanced, comprehensive free trade and investment agreements. Negotiations were suspended in 2013. Both sides worked intensively over last few months to arrive at common understanding,” External link

news-yahoo-in Saturday, May 8, 2021 9:34:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup told : “This will be done through a variety of tools such as Infrastructure Investment Trusts, green bonds, Debt Funds, Real Estate Investment Trusts, and Export Credits,” External link

financialexpress Saturday, May 8, 2021 8:51:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup indiqué : "un accès équitable et mondial et de sauver des vies" External link

courrier-picard Saturday, May 8, 2021 7:38:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup indiqué : "un accès équitable et mondial et de sauver des vies" External link

lepetitjournal Saturday, May 8, 2021 7:36:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup indiqué : "un accès équitable et mondial et de sauver des vies" External link

tv5 Saturday, May 8, 2021 7:25:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup indiqué : "un accès équitable et mondial et de sauver des vies" External link

laprovence Saturday, May 8, 2021 7:01:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "We need to strongly condemn and take effective measures to combat this trend," External link

startribune Thursday, April 8, 2021 11:45:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “We need to strongly condemn and take effective measures to combat this trend,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, April 8, 2021 11:23:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "The answer is no. This is not a bilateral issue between India and Sweden," External link

newindianexpress Friday, March 5, 2021 10:33:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "The answer is no. This is not a bilateral issue between India and Sweden," External link

timesofindia Friday, March 5, 2021 9:22:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "The answer is no. This is not a bilateral issue between India and Sweden," External link

timesofindia Friday, March 5, 2021 9:22:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "The answer is no. This is not a bilateral issue between India and Sweden," External link

HindustanTimes Friday, March 5, 2021 8:49:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said ( about Swedish ) : "Both prime ministers noted that defence is an important area of the long-standing collaboration between India and Sweden. Also, we are aware of Swedish interest in Gripen aircraft being manufacturing in India and so this was reiterated," External link

business-standard Friday, March 5, 2021 7:30:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "The answer is no. This is not a bilateral issue between India and Sweden," External link

business-standard Friday, March 5, 2021 7:30:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “As a responsible member of the international community, I want to reiterate that India’s vaccine production and delivery capacity will be used to help all humanity in fighting this crisis. India will also help all the countries in enhancing their cold chain and storage capabilities for the delivery of vaccines,” External link

thehindu Tuesday, December 15, 2020 4:51:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "As a responsible member of the international community, I want to reiterate that India's vaccine production and delivery capacity will be used to help all humanity in fighting this crisis. India will also help all the countries in enhancing their cold chain and storage capabilities for the delivery of vaccines," External link

business-standard Tuesday, December 15, 2020 12:45:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “As a responsible member of the international community, I want to reiterate that India’s vaccine production and delivery capacity will be used to help all humanity in fighting this crisis. India will also help all the countries in enhancing their cold chain and storage capabilities for the delivery of vaccines,” External link

thehindu Tuesday, December 15, 2020 12:15:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "As a responsible member of the international community, I want to reiterate that India's vaccine production and delivery capacity will be used to help all humanity in fighting this crisis. India will also help all the countries in enhancing their cold chain and storage capabilities for the delivery of vaccines," External link

news18 Tuesday, December 15, 2020 11:35:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “As a responsible member of the international community, I want to reiterate that India’s vaccine production and delivery capacity will be used to help all humanity in fighting this crisis. India will also help all the countries in enhancing their cold chain and storage capabilities for the delivery of vaccines,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, December 15, 2020 10:58:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “As a responsible member of the international community, I want to reiterate that India’s vaccine production and delivery capacity will be used to help all humanity in fighting this crisis. India will also help all the countries in enhancing their cold chain and storage capabilities for the delivery of vaccines,” External link

thehindu Tuesday, December 15, 2020 10:20:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “As a responsible member of the international community, I want to reiterate that India’s vaccine production and delivery capacity will be used to help all humanity in fighting this crisis. India will also help all the countries in enhancing their cold chain and storage capabilities for the delivery of vaccines,” External link

financialexpress Tuesday, December 15, 2020 10:12:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “As a responsible member of the international community, I want to reiterate that India’s vaccine production and delivery capacity will be used to help all humanity in fighting this crisis. India will also help all the countries in enhancing their cold chain and storage capabilities for the delivery of vaccines,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, December 15, 2020 9:44:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “Within two months of the pandemic, we expanded our diagnostic facility from one major facility for pan-India testing to more than 2,000 today. From having almost no domestic manufacturing of PPE kits, we have become the second-largest manufacturer. More than 17,000 dedicated COVID facilities were set up with 1.6 million isolation beds. Digital tools such as the Aarogya Setu App were developed and are being effectively used for extensive contact tracing,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, December 15, 2020 8:02:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said ( about Peace ) : "India has been an active participant in the deliberations on issues focusing on women empowerment and gender mainstreaming at various UN bodies. During the past two decades, the normative frameworks on Women, Peace and Security have been strengthened considerably. Today, there is a greater awareness about the centrality of meaningful participation of women in UN's peace and security efforts including peacekeeping." External link

irishsun Wednesday, December 9, 2020 1:56:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "So, if the SCO member countries have the will, I am sure we can all find common ground and that is why article two of the SCO charter specifically prohibits bilateral issues from being raised in SCO forums because we all have seen from our previous experience that raising of bilateral issues only serves to vitiate the atmosphere and holds up concrete cooperation in a host of areas," "We have scrupulously adhered to this provision in the SCO charter, we do not raise bilateral issues in SCO forums and we expect other countries to also do the same. If countries come with this mindset, I am very sure we can all find common ground to increase our mutual cooperation," External link

news18 Monday, November 30, 2020 7:54:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "We also organised the first ever consortium of SCO economic think tanks on August 20-21 and the first ever start up forum on the 27th of October," External link

news18 Monday, November 30, 2020 7:54:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "On the cultural humanitarian side, India has implemented the prime minister's announcements made at the Bishkek Summit of the SCO council of heads of state in 2019 that were aimed to bring into sharper focus are millenia old shared civilizational heritage, they include the hosting the first ever digital exhibition on shared Buddhist heritage by the National Museum that has been inaugurated today and the translation of 10 classics of Indian regional literature in the Russian and Chinese languages," External link

news18 Monday, November 30, 2020 7:54:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “The SCO was created as a regional organisation to tackle peace and security, to tackle the challenges of terrorism, extremism and separatism, and to promote trade and cooperation and cultural partnerships,” External link

Hindu Monday, November 30, 2020 6:28:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup reminded : "only dispute left is ...disputed territory is (Pakistan's) illegal occupation.....which sooner or later, it would have to vacate" External link

dnaindia Wednesday, October 14, 2020 11:12:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup replied : “The only dispute left in what it alleged today as a ‘disputed territory’ is its own illegal occupation of certain parts, which sooner or later, it would have to vacate,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, October 14, 2020 8:39:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “More than a decade of engagement with the organization, underscores India’s willingness to play a more meaningful role in this regional grouping,” “This optimism also stems from India’s desire to deepen its Eurasian partnerships. In this context, SCO provides a springboard for India to reconnect to this extended neighbourhood, with which we are bound by the enduring bonds of centuries of common history,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, September 3, 2020 2:47:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "More than a decade of engagement with the organization, underscores India's willingness to play a more meaningful role in this regional grouping," "This optimism also stems from India's desire to deepen its Eurasian partnerships. In this context, SCO provides a springboard for India to reconnect to this extended neighbourhood, with which we are bound by the enduring bonds of centuries of common history," External link

timesofindia Thursday, September 3, 2020 1:51:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup added : “Both leaders went into considerable detail in exchanging views on shared challenge of terrorism. Pakistan came up-in context of activities it has been continuing against India and other countries in region as well as in context of global terrorism,” External link

news-yahoo-in Wednesday, July 15, 2020 8:56:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "Our relations with China did come up," External link

deutschewelle-en Wednesday, July 15, 2020 8:08:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “EU is our largest trading partner for goods with trade exceeding $100 billion. We also have a large services trade of approximately $40 billion,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, July 15, 2020 5:55:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup replied : “Unfortunately, this is the kind of behaviour we have now been seeing from Pakistan over the past many, many months and years. They always rake up bilateral issues in multilateral forums. They have almost made it a norm for their policy” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, June 18, 2020 10:30:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "It demonstrates the goodwill India enjoys at UN and the confidence the international community has reposed in India's capability to contribute to the work of the council," External link

timesofindia Thursday, June 18, 2020 6:03:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “India will work to enhance counter-terrorism cooperation, which will be one of the priorities during its membership of UN Security Council during 2021-22” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, June 18, 2020 3:58:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "The government was compelled to call out this congregation," External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, April 14, 2020 9:13:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "The government was compelled to call out this congregation," External link

smh Tuesday, April 14, 2020 8:58:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "The government was compelled to call out this congregation," External link

watoday Tuesday, April 14, 2020 8:39:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “The government was compelled to call out this congregation,” External link

nytimes Sunday, April 12, 2020 10:43:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "On balance, our effort has to been to stay ahead of the curve," External link

trust2 Sunday, April 12, 2020 1:37:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup told : “We would have gone the Italian way, had we not done the lockdown,” External link

omanobserver-om Saturday, April 11, 2020 10:43:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "On balance, our effort has to been to stay ahead of the curve," External link

trust Saturday, April 11, 2020 4:33:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “Let me put this another way: without the lockdown, we could have had up to 820,000 cases by 15 April. With the lockdown, we are around 6,000 cases currently. More importantly, the cases are largely localised to 78 districts that account for over 80 per cent of the cases,” External link

expressindia Saturday, April 11, 2020 4:25:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup told : "We would have gone the Italian way, had we not done the lockdown," External link

dhakatribune Saturday, April 11, 2020 12:35:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “On balance, our effort has to been to stay ahead of the curve,” External link

dhakatribune Friday, April 10, 2020 3:13:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “On balance, our effort has to been to stay ahead of the curve,” External link

themalaymailonline Friday, April 10, 2020 1:47:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "On balance, our effort has to been to stay ahead of the curve," External link

wsau Friday, April 10, 2020 11:52:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup told : “We would have gone the Italian way, had we not done the lockdown,” External link

gulf-times Friday, April 10, 2020 4:11:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup disse : "Teríamos seguido o caminho italiano, se não tivéssemos feito o isolamento" External link

noticias-r7 Friday, April 10, 2020 1:13:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup told : “We would have gone the Italian way, had we not done the lockdown,” External link

GulfDailyNews Thursday, April 9, 2020 8:22:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup disse : "Teríamos seguido o caminho italiano, se não tivéssemos feito o isolamento" External link

extra Thursday, April 9, 2020 8:09:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup disse : "Teríamos seguido o caminho italiano, se não tivéssemos feito o isolamento" External link

uol Thursday, April 9, 2020 7:38:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "Speaking of terrorism, it is only logical to respond to the remarks made by the delegation of Pakistan, which is the epicentre of global terrorism. It is more than a little ironical that the nation that has become the world's leading exporter of terror and violence seeks to lecture others about human rights. Nonetheless, let me set the record straight on the issues raised," External link

irishsun Thursday, February 27, 2020 11:34:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "As a nation that has suffered for decades from cross-border terrorism, India calls for decisive action against those who direct, control, fund, or shelter terrorists," "We are happy to note that the HRC advisory committee is working on a report on this issue. We remain ready to work with all partners to fully stop all support from reaching terrorists, denying terrorists access to safe havens, and extraditing and bringing to justice perpetrators of terrorism and their supporters," External link

irishsun Thursday, February 27, 2020 11:34:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup added : "Most temporary restrictions - imposed solely to ensure safety of the people from Pakistani trained terrorist attacks - have already been removed, political processes have resumed, telecom facilities have been largely restored, developmental activities are being undertaken at a rapid pace and there is access for all to education and healthcare," External link

risingkashmir Thursday, February 27, 2020 2:26:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "These have been achieved despite Pakistan's frenetic attempts to promote both violence within our territory - with an 81 per cent increase in infiltration attempts since last August - and disinformation outside. Yesterday's speech was a good example of the latter," External link

risingkashmir Thursday, February 27, 2020 2:26:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup added : "Most temporary restrictions - imposed solely to ensure safety of the people from Pakistani trained terrorist attacks - have already been removed, political processes have resumed, telecom facilities have been largely restored, developmental activities are being undertaken at a rapid pace and there is access for all to education and healthcare," External link

risingkashmir Thursday, February 27, 2020 2:26:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "These have been achieved despite Pakistan's frenetic attempts to promote both violence within our territory - with an 81 per cent increase in infiltration attempts since last August - and disinformation outside. Yesterday's speech was a good example of the latter," External link

risingkashmir Thursday, February 27, 2020 2:26:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup added : "Most temporary restrictions - imposed solely to ensure safety of the people from Pakistan-trained terrorist attacks - have already been removed, political processes have resumed, telecom facilities have been largely restored, developmental activities are being undertaken at a rapid pace and there is access for all to education and healthcare," External link

timesofindia Thursday, February 27, 2020 1:32:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “It is more than a little ironical that a nation that has become the world’s leading exporter of terror and violence seeks to lecture others about human rights,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, February 27, 2020 12:50:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “The transformative changes brought by our Parliament in last August were meant to strengthen the integration of the state,” External link

india Wednesday, February 26, 2020 8:21:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup asserted : “Jammu and Kashmir was, is and shall forever remain an integral part of India,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, February 26, 2020 5:13:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup added : “Most temporary restrictions – imposed solely to ensure safety of the people from Pakistani trained terrorist attacks – have already been removed, political processes have resumed, telecom facilities have been largely restored, developmental activities are being undertaken at a rapid pace and there is access for all to education and healthcare,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, February 26, 2020 5:13:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “These have been achieved despite Pakistan’s frenetic attempts to promote both violence within our territory – with an 81 per cent increase in infiltration attempts since last August – and disinformation outside. Yesterday’s speech was a good example of the latter,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, February 26, 2020 5:13:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "Each of these initiatives mirrors the targets of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, for achieving the 2030 agenda. Each one allows us to ensure that no one is left behind," External link

business-standard Wednesday, February 26, 2020 4:25:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "Indian movies have created new benchmark in film making globally. Every film festival today acknowledges the enormous potential of India's soft power. TIFF provides the ideal platform for the global outreach of the 50th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2019," External link

firstpost Saturday, September 7, 2019 8:16:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "Indian movies have created new benchmark in film making globally. Every film festival today acknowledges the enormous potential of India's soft power. TIFF provides the ideal platform for the global outreach of the 50th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2019," External link

business-standard Friday, September 6, 2019 4:48:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said ( about Mayor Jim Watson ) : "We raised the tiranga at Ottawa City Hall with Mayor @JimWatsonOttawa" External link

business-standard Monday, August 19, 2019 12:46:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “The recent terror attack in Pathankot on January 2 has shown that India continues to bear the dangerous consequences of not listing Masood Azhar. Given the global networking of terrorist groups, this has implications for the entire international community,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, May 1, 2019 6:41:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “The recent terror attack in Pathankot on January 2 has shown that India continues to bear the dangerous consequences of not listing Masood Azhar. Given the global networking of terrorist groups, this has implications for the entire international community,” External link

expressindia Thursday, March 14, 2019 11:44:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “I am delighted to see so many young faces here in the audience today. If young people engage with the world of books, ideas and the written word, we can be sure that we are heading towards a bright future. Whatever careers and professions you all go ahead and choose for yourself in life, your base will have to be strong. And there is no foundation stronger than the one that that is supported by the knowledge from good books,” External link

zawya-palestine Thursday, November 2, 2017 4:59:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup responded : “If I could make that transition of becoming a writer from a reader, I know that each one of you present hare can,” External link

zawya-palestine Thursday, November 2, 2017 4:59:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup remarked : “The left brain right brain logic does not work for me. Creativity is a quality that exists within us all. I joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1986, have been a diplomat for India for 32 years and a writer for 10” External link

zawya-palestine Thursday, November 2, 2017 4:59:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “As a diplomat, writers are trained to deal with words. That’s our primary calling. One wrong nuance can send a relationship with another country into a tailspin…..You are constantly reading, analysing and interpreting your country for a foreign audience. I love having this dual existence — being a writer and a diplomat,” External link

Hindu Saturday, September 23, 2017 8:23:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said ( about Harpal Singh ) : “Houston Deputy Consul R D Joshi and Vice Consul Harpal Singh will meet the injured and facilitate in bringing the mortal remains of the deceased. They will be in touch with local police officials to ascertain more details of the incident and monitor follow-up action,” External link

expressindia Saturday, February 25, 2017 5:30:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “They will facilitate in bringing the mortal remains of the deceased and will be in touch with local police officials to ascertain more details of the incident and monitor follow-up action,” External link

thehindu Saturday, February 25, 2017 4:07:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said ( about Harpal Singh ) : “Consul R.D.Joshi is rushing from Houston to Kansas to render all possible assistance. Vice Consul, Harpal Singh is also proceeding from Dallas to Kansas. They will meet the injured and facilitate in bringing the mortal remains of the deceased and will be in touch with local police officials to ascertain more details of the incident and monitor follow up action,” External link

thehindu Friday, February 24, 2017 7:38:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup confirmed : “During the incident a third person, an American, who tried to intervene also received injuries,” External link

thehindu Friday, February 24, 2017 7:38:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "The Indian Embassy officials will meet the injured and facilitate in bringing the mortal remains of the deceased and will be in touch with local police officials to ascertain more details of the incident and monitor follow up action. They will also meet the community members in Kansas," External link

GulfDailyNews Friday, February 24, 2017 5:43:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "They will also meet the community members in Kansas," External link

mid-day Friday, February 24, 2017 4:54:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said ( about Harpal Singh ) : “Consul R.D.Joshi is rushing from Houston to Kansas to render all possible assistance. Vice Consul, Harpal Singh is also proceeding from Dallas to Kansas. They will meet the injured and facilitate in bringing the mortal remains of the deceased and will be in touch with local police officials to ascertain more details of the incident and monitor follow up action,” External link

Hindu Friday, February 24, 2017 12:22:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup confirmed : “During the incident a third person, an American, who tried to intervene also received injuries,” External link

Hindu Friday, February 24, 2017 12:22:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "The Indian Embassy officials will meet the injured and facilitate in bringing the mortal remains of the deceased and will be in touch with local police officials to ascertain more details of the incident and monitor follow up action. They will also meet the community members in Kansas," External link

rediff Friday, February 24, 2017 10:33:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said ( about Hafiz Saeed ) : “Effective action mandated internationally against him [Hafiz Saeed] and his terrorist organisations and colleagues is a logical first step in bringing them to justice, and in ridding our region of the twin menaces of terrorism and violent extremism,” External link

thehindu Tuesday, February 21, 2017 3:11:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said ( about Hafiz Saeed ) : “Hafiz Saeed is an international terrorist, the mastermind of Mumbai terrorist attack and responsible for unleashing wave[s] of terrorism against Pakistan’s neighbours through Let/JuD and their affiliates,” External link

thehindu Tuesday, February 21, 2017 3:11:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said ( about Hafiz Saeed ) : “Effective action mandated internationally against him [Hafiz Saeed] and his terrorist organisations and colleagues is a logical first step in bringing them to justice, and in ridding our region of the twin menaces of terrorism and violent extremism,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, February 21, 2017 12:59:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said ( about Hafiz Saeed ) : “Hafiz Saeed is an international terrorist, the mastermind of Mumbai terrorist attack and responsible for unleashing wave[s] of terrorism against Pakistan’s neighbours through Let/JuD and their affiliates,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, February 21, 2017 12:59:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said ( about Hafiz Saeed ) : “Hafiz Saeed is an international terrorist, the mastermind of Mumbai terrorist attack and responsible for unleashing wave of terrorism against Pakistan’s neighbours through Let/JuD and their affiliates,” External link

thehindu Monday, February 20, 2017 7:13:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup added : "Effective action mandated internationally against him and his terrorist organisations and colleagues is a logical first step in bringing them to justice, and in ridding our region of the twin menaces of terrorism and violent extremism" External link

ibtimes-in Monday, February 20, 2017 6:03:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said ( about Hafiz Saeed ) : “Hafiz Saeed is an international terrorist, the mastermind of Mumbai terrorist attack and responsible for unleashing wave of terrorism against Pakistan’s neighbours through Let/JuD and their affiliates,” External link

Hindu Monday, February 20, 2017 1:09:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup told : “I am looking forward to my new posting. Canada is a great country and we share not just values and beliefs but also a very substantive agenda and a very well connected diaspora,” External link

Hindu Thursday, February 16, 2017 11:45:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “These are completely baseless allegations. The so-called secret nuclear city is a figment of Pakistan’s imagination,” External link

thehindu Friday, February 10, 2017 1:51:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "It is our understanding that this was a classic counter-terrorism proposal meant to proscribe a dreaded terrorist leader, Masood Azhar, whose organisation, the Jaish-e-Mohammed, has already been proscribed by the UN 1267 Committee. We do not view this as a bilateral matter between India and Pakistan but as an issue of global counter terrorism. We hope that eventually China will also come around to accepting this view. Obviously, if there is a change in the Chinese position, there will be consensus also.'' Swarup added that the proposal was submitted on January 19 this year after four new members were inducted into the UN Security Council. India's demarche to China came a day after the latter put a " External link

ibtimes-in Friday, February 10, 2017 9:31:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup added : “It is high time Pakistan gets the diagnosis of the problem right. It should not remain in denial on the impact of cross border terrorism on the bilateral relationship. Both the problem and its solution are within Pakistan’s reach,” External link

expressindia Friday, February 10, 2017 3:35:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “These are completely baseless allegations. The so-called secret nuclear city is a figment of Pakistan’s imagination,” External link

Hindu Friday, February 10, 2017 2:01:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said ( about Commission ) : “We had rejected the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom’s Annual Reports in the past as well. We have serious doubts on their credibility,” External link

Hindu Friday, February 10, 2017 2:01:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “These are completely baseless allegations. The so-called secret nuclear city is a figment of Pakistan’s imagination,” External link

thehindu Friday, February 10, 2017 12:53:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup added : "We reject Pakistan's allegations of unprovoked firing. Our forces have only retaliated when Pakistani forces have opened fire to provide cover to infiltrators. We have lodged a strong protest with Pakistan for killing our civilians," External link

ibtimes-in Thursday, February 9, 2017 9:13:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “These are completely baseless allegations. The so-called secret nuclear city is a figment of Pakistan’s imagination,” External link

therepublic Thursday, February 9, 2017 6:54:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said ( about François Bissonnette ) : “We have been informed of this development and the matter has been taken up with the Chinese government,” External link

thehindu Thursday, February 9, 2017 6:45:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said ( about François Bissonnette ) : “We have been informed of this development and the matter has been taken up with the Chinese government,” External link

Hindu Thursday, February 9, 2017 12:14:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “Look, first of all let us be very clear, no executive order has been signed so far. All that has happened is three private bills have been introduced in the US House of Representatives. Such bills have been introduced in the past also and such bills have to go through the full Congressional process. So let us not pre-judge the outcome because we have seen what has happened to similar bills in the past. If and when an Executive Order is passed, we will certainly give our reaction” External link

expressindia Wednesday, February 8, 2017 9:35:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said ( about Mahmoud Abbas ) : “Our ties with Palestine are very robust and wide-ranging and our commitment to the Palestinian cause is well known. President Abbas has accepted our invitation to visit India and the visit will take place sometime this year,” External link

Hindu Saturday, February 4, 2017 12:11:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “So the concrete evidence that Pakistan establishment is looking for is already available in Pakistan. All they need to find is requisite political will,” External link

dawn Friday, February 3, 2017 7:53:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said ( about Hafiz Saeed ) : “In fact, Hafiz Saeed has himself confessed to masterminding multiple terrorists attacks directed at India. So the concrete evidence that Pakistan establishment is looking for is already available in Pakistan. All they need to find is requisite political will,” External link

expressindia Thursday, February 2, 2017 10:31:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said ( about Hafiz Saeed ) : “In fact, Hafiz Saeed has himself confessed to masterminding multiple terrorists attacks directed at India. So the concrete evidence that Pakistan establishment is looking for is already available in Pakistan. All they need to find is requisite political will,” External link

thehindu Thursday, February 2, 2017 6:38:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said ( about Hafiz Saeed ) : “In fact, Hafiz Saeed has himself confessed to masterminding multiple terrorists attacks directed at India. So the concrete evidence that Pakistan establishment is looking for is already available in Pakistan. All they need to find is requisite political will,” External link

Hindu Thursday, February 2, 2017 6:11:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said ( about Bernadine Natalie Moni Elimbi ) : "India's interests and concerns have been conveyed both to the U.S. administration and the U.S. Congress at senior levels," External link

ABCnews Thursday, February 2, 2017 5:56:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said ( about Hafiz Saeed ) : "Only a credible crackdown on the mastermind of the Mumbai terrorist attack and terrorist organisations involved in cross-border terrorism would be proof of Pakistan's sincerity," "We have seen reports on the Pakistan Interior Ministry's order placing the Jamaat-ud-Dawah and the Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation under the watch list and also the notification under which the Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation has been included in the second schedule of their anti-terror legislation under United Nations Security Council Resolution No. 1267. We have also noted that Hafiz Saeed and four others have been placed under preventive detention," External link

ibtimes-in Wednesday, February 1, 2017 5:02:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said ( about Hafiz Saeed ) : “We have seen reports on the Pakistan Interior Ministry’s order placing the Jamaat-ud-Dawah and the Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation under the watchlist and also the notification under which the Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation has been included in the second schedule of their anti-terror legislation under United Nations Security Council Resolution No. 1267. We have also noted that Hafiz Saeed and four others have been placed under preventive detention,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, February 1, 2017 8:43:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said ( about Bernadine Natalie Moni Elimbi ) : “India’s interests and concerns have been conveyed both to the U.S. administration and the U.S. Congress at senior levels,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, January 31, 2017 8:46:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “Only a credible crack down on the mastermind of the Mumbai terrorist attack and terrorist organisations involved in cross border terrorism would be proof of Pakistan’s sincerity,” External link

thehindu Tuesday, January 31, 2017 3:56:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “Only a credible crack down on the mastermind of the Mumbai terrorist attack and terrorist organisations involved in cross border terrorism would be proof of Pakistan’s sincerity,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, January 31, 2017 2:23:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said ( about Alexander Kadakin ) : "In Kadakin, we lost a valued friend who nurtured India-Russia relationship for many decades as a distinguished Russian diplomat," External link

mid-day Thursday, January 26, 2017 2:30:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "The Embassy has taken up the matter at a high level. Bahraini authorities have expressed regret over the incident and have assured that safety and well-being of all workers, including Indian nationals, remains their first priority. They have also conveyed that they would do their best on this matter," External link

economictimes Monday, January 16, 2017 8:06:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "ambassador in Washington has been instructed to convey to Amazon that while providing a platform for third-party vendors, they should respect Indian sensitivities and sentiments," External link

aljazeera-en Sunday, January 15, 2017 7:40:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "As a follow up to the matter regarding the sale of doormats with the Indian flag on Amazon, our Ambassador in Washington has been instructed to convey to Amazon that while providing a platform for third party vendors, they should respect Indian sensitivities and sentiments," External link

bbc Sunday, January 15, 2017 3:58:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “We hope to welcome a dear friend of India, HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, as Republic Day 2017 Chief Guest” External link

aawsat Saturday, January 7, 2017 10:43:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “We hope to welcome a dear friend of India, HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, as Republic Day 2017 Chief Guest” External link

aawsat Saturday, January 7, 2017 8:42:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "India continues to maintain that it is incumbent upon Pakistan to extradite this global terrorist, to whom it has provided sanctuary for a long time, to face the law for his crimes. We hope Pakistan will heed the international opinion on this issue" External link

ibtimes-in Thursday, January 5, 2017 2:38:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "We had expected China would have been more understanding of the danger posed to all by terrorism," External link

deutschewelle-en Monday, January 2, 2017 5:25:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “The inability of the international community to list its leader Masood Azhar is an unfortunate blow to the concerted efforts to effectively counter all forms of terrorism,” External link

thehindu Saturday, December 31, 2016 12:57:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “The inability of the international community to list its leader Masood Azhar is an unfortunate blow to the concerted efforts to effectively counter all forms of terrorism,” External link

Hindu Friday, December 30, 2016 11:47:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "We had expected China would have been more understanding of the danger posed to all by terrorism," External link

voanews Friday, December 30, 2016 9:01:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “The international community is aware that the Pakistan-based JeM which is proscribed by the United Nations, has been responsible for innumerable terrorist attacks on India including the Pathankot airbase attack. The inability of the international community to list its leader Masood Azhar is an unfortunate blow to the concerted efforts to effectively counter all forms of terrorism,” External link

Hindu Friday, December 30, 2016 5:28:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "India’s strategic capabilities are not targeted against any particular country. India abides by all the applicable international obligations and hopes that all others do the same. India’s strategic autonomy and growing engagement contributes to strategic stability." External link

island Friday, December 30, 2016 12:13:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said ( about Saudi ) : “With regard to the safe release of Father Tom who was abducted some months ago, we have been in regular touch with countries in the region, especially Saudi Arabia and also the local Yemeni authorities,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, December 28, 2016 12:19:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "You are aware of the circumstances currently prevailing in Yemen where fighting is going on with no central authority in that country," External link

ibtimes-uk Tuesday, December 27, 2016 9:20:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said ( about Saudi ) : “With regard to the safe release of Father Tom who was abducted some months ago, we have been in regular touch with countries in the region, especially Saudi Arabia as also the local Yemeni authorities,” External link

Hindu Monday, December 26, 2016 11:23:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said ( about Saudi ) : “It is factually misleading and completely false that report refers to 150 bodies from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh lying in the mortuaries in Saudi Arabia. In reality there are only about 10 cases that pertain to Andhra Pradesh and Telangana and the total number of bodies is nowhere near the figure just mentioned. Moreover, the report fails to appreciate the context of diaspora community in Saudi Arabia,” External link

expressindia Saturday, December 24, 2016 1:53:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup added : “In cases of unnatural death, suicide, murder and also in those cases where the families doubt the circumstances of death, the investigation procedure is very lengthy causing delay in completion of documentation and transportation of mortal remains. In some cases the families demand release of compensation first before the dispatch of mortal remains whereas compensation is a legal process and it takes years in other cases,” External link

expressindia Saturday, December 24, 2016 1:53:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “Following the child being taken into the custody of Norway’s Child Welfare Services (CWS), legal proceedings are currently under way regarding the continuation of such custody. We are informed that the father has engaged a Norwegian lawyer to pursue the matter in court,” External link

Hindu Friday, December 23, 2016 11:57:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said ( about Dalai Lama ) : "His Holiness the Dalai Lama is a respected and revered spiritual leader. It was a non-political event organized by Nobel laureates dedicated to to the welfare of children" External link

island Monday, December 19, 2016 12:07:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup responded ( about Dalai Lama ) : “His Holiness the Dalai Lama is a respected and revered spiritual leader. It was a non-political event organised by Nobel laureates dedicated to the welfare of children,” External link

dnaindia Saturday, December 17, 2016 7:29:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said ( about Dalai Lama ) : “His Holiness the Dalai Lama is a respected spiritual leader. It was a non political event which he attended” External link

expressindia Friday, December 16, 2016 7:23:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “We advised the World Bank not to rush for initiating two parallel processes simultaneously and hold more consultations,” “It is a matter of satisfaction that this point has now been recognised by the World Bank. We believe that these consultations should be given adequate time,” External link

tribune Friday, December 16, 2016 12:16:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "Protection of civilians should be priority number one. We have always stood for Syria's territorial integrity. At the same time, selective approaches to dealing with terrorist groups have had negative effect as has been proved around the world," External link

economictimes Thursday, December 15, 2016 10:34:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "The government had pointed out on November 10, 2016 the legal un-tenability of the World Bank launching two simultaneous processes for appointment of a Neutral Expert - requested by India - and establishment of a Court of Arbitration - requested by Pakistan- to adjudicate technical differences between India and a Pakistan on Kishenganga and Ralte projects," "By temporarily halting both the processes now, the Bank has confirmed that pursuing the two concurrent processes can render the Treaty unworkable over time," External link

irishsun Wednesday, December 14, 2016 9:07:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said ( about Sheikh Hasina ) : “We want the visit to take place as soon as possible. The two sides are in very close contact to work out the schedule of the visit and the dates. And as soon as that is finalised, I can assure you Sheikh Hasina will receive an extremely warm welcome in India,” External link

thedailystarBD Saturday, December 10, 2016 1:41:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “If you read the letters (letters written to SAARC Chair by its members seeking postponement of SAARC Summit) what do those letters say? That the present environment for holding the SAARC Summit is not conducive in which one particular country is promoting cross border terrorism. One particular country is blatantly interfering in the internal affairs of other countries. It is for you do judge. Has cross border terrorism stopped? Has one country’s blatant interference in the matters of other countries stopped? If it has not, then the condition for holding the summit remains the same, in which case the summit will not happen,” External link

thehimalayantimes Friday, December 9, 2016 7:57:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “All Saarc member countries unanimously wrote to the Saarc chair, which is Nepal, informing it about the current atmosphere in which one country is promoting cross-border terrorism and interfering in the internal affairs of other countries. Ball is in entirely in Pakistan’s court,” External link

ekantipur Friday, December 9, 2016 6:46:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “The Ministry of External Affairs has received communications from some Embassies about the problems they face in the context of the demonetisation. The Finance Ministry is being asked to issue directives to banks to allow Embassy officials with identity cards to withdraw money on a priority basis,” External link

thehindu Thursday, December 8, 2016 9:35:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "Both leaders agreed to operationalise the additional amount of US Dollar One Billion for bilateral cooperation especially in capacity building, skill development, infrastructure building and connectivity linkages, including through a possible air corridor between India and Afghanistan to overcome obstacles to promotion of bilateral trade," External link

timesofoman Sunday, December 4, 2016 2:53:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said ( about Asia Conference ) : "At this point of time, I can only say that the external affairs minister will not be attending the Heart of Asia. But the programme is still evolving... I am not in a position to confirm any other thing or make any announcement. Next week, we will be doing a curtain raiser on the Heart of Asia. Hopefully, if more information is available by then, we will share it with the media," External link

ibtimes-in Sunday, December 4, 2016 10:28:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "Despite calls for restraint, Pakistani forces committed 27 ceasefire violations between November 16 and 21 by resorting to calibre escalation and employing artillery and 120 mm heavy mortars against Indian posts.These violent acts constitute a clear violation of the ceasefire agreement of 2003," External link

ibtimes-in Sunday, December 4, 2016 10:28:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "Internationalising Kashmir issue has borne no fruit. Pakistan would be advised to first end state support to terror," External link

ibtimes-in Sunday, December 4, 2016 10:28:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "Talks and terror can't go together. The environment has to be terror free for talks to take place," External link

ibtimes-in Sunday, December 4, 2016 10:28:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said ( about Sartaj Aziz ) : "We have received an official confirmation from Pakistan that Aziz would be attending the HoA conference on Afghanistan," External link

ibtimes-in Sunday, December 4, 2016 10:28:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "Talks cannot happen in a climate of continued terrorism. India will never accept continued terrorism as the new normal of the bilateral relationship," External link

dawn Saturday, December 3, 2016 8:58:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said ( about Narendra Modi ) : “He (Modi) outlined the various measures taken by his government to open up the Indian economy and welcome FDI. The two leaders identified civil aviation as a priority sector for enhancing cooperation,” External link

thehindu Saturday, December 3, 2016 4:47:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said ( about Narendra Modi ) : "He (Modi) outlined the various measures taken by his government to open up the Indian economy and welcome FDI. The two leaders identified civil aviation as a priority sector for enhancing cooperation," External link

dnaindia Saturday, December 3, 2016 3:30:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said ( about Narendra Modi ) : "He (Modi) outlined the various measures taken by his government to open up the Indian economy and welcome Foreign Direct Investment. The two leaders identified civil aviation as a priority sector for enhancing cooperation," External link

timesofoman Saturday, December 3, 2016 1:55:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "Talks cannot happen in a climate of continued terrorism. India will never accept continued terrorism as the new normal of the bilateral relationship," External link

dawn Saturday, December 3, 2016 11:53:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “We have not received any request from Pakistan for a bilateral meeting. India has always been open to talks but obviously it cannot be that talks take place in an atmosphere of continued terrorism. India will never accept continued terrorism as the new normal in the bilateral relationship,” External link

dailytimesPK Saturday, December 3, 2016 3:50:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “We have not received any request from Pakistan for a bilateral meeting. India has always been open to talks but obviously it cannot be that talks take place in an atmosphere of continued terrorism. India will never accept continued terrorism as the new normal in the bilateral relationship,” External link

mid-day Friday, December 2, 2016 8:58:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "A senior Joint Secretary from the MEA is also a member of that committee and we await their guidance, their advice and their recommendation which can then be shared with those various categories who have approached us," External link

economictimes Friday, December 2, 2016 12:54:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “The conversation does talk about the President-elect willing to resolve the outstanding issues of Pakistan. Well, we believe the most outstanding of the outstanding issues is Pakistan’s continued support for cross-border terrorism. To that extend, we welcome a dialogue between the U.S. and Pakistan to resolve that particular issue,” External link

thehindu Thursday, December 1, 2016 11:00:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “India has always been open to talks but obviously it cannot be that talks take place in an atmosphere of continued terrorism. India will never accept continued terrorism as the new normal in the bilateral relationship,” External link

thehindu Thursday, December 1, 2016 11:00:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said ( about Nepal Rastra Bank ) : "The matter has been raised by both the governments of Nepal and Bhutan. The government is considering the matter and the RBI will remain in touch with their counterparts in Nepal and Bhutan," External link

ibtimes-in Friday, November 25, 2016 6:59:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "Consultations are ongoing and as soon as we have concrete recommendations from the task force, we will share with all stakeholders," External link

ibtimes-in Friday, November 25, 2016 6:59:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said ( about Nikki Haley ) : “We know Gov. Haley very well,” External link

arabnews Friday, November 25, 2016 7:22:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “During the last week alone, there have been 15 instances when terrorists indulged in nefarious activities from the vicinity of the Pakistani army posts across the Line of Control,” External link

thehindu Friday, November 25, 2016 3:28:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "The government conveyed concerns at continued attempts to infiltrate armed terrorists from across LoC. During last week, there were 15 instances," External link

rediff Thursday, November 24, 2016 8:04:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said ( about Nikki Haley ) : "We know Governor Haley very well," External link

voanews Thursday, November 24, 2016 5:32:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "The second set of issues are what you just raised - NRIs having cash, having Indian currency abroad. As you know there are specified limits as to the amount of Indian currency that can be taken abroad. But within those limits if somebody has money abroad, and is not travelling to India immediately, what happens? How does he get new notes for those old notes?," External link

economictimes Thursday, November 17, 2016 10:35:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "Speaking of civilizations. PM @narendramodi and Emperor Akihito talk of the common bonds of #IndiaJapan and the future of Asia," External link

mid-day Friday, November 11, 2016 8:50:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "The Government will examine further options and take steps accordingly," External link

irishsun Friday, November 11, 2016 2:47:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup asserted : "The World Bank has decided to proceed with both steps simultaneously. It was pointed by the government to the World Bank that the pursuit of two parallel difference/ dispute resolution mechanisms - appointment of a Neutral Expert and establishment of a Court of Arbitration - at the same time is legally untenable," External link

economictimes Friday, November 11, 2016 12:04:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup asserted : "The World Bank has decided to proceed with both steps simultaneously. It was pointed by the government to the World Bank that the pursuit of two parallel difference/ dispute resolution mechanisms - appointment of a Neutral Expert and establishment of a Court of Arbitration at the same time is legally untenable," External link

dnaindia Thursday, November 10, 2016 11:09:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "We will continue to raise our concerns regarding mobility with the UK," External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, November 9, 2016 9:59:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “All I would say is that India-UK ties, while rooted in history, have a very forward looking agenda” External link

telegraph Monday, November 7, 2016 5:23:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "We will continue to raise our concerns regarding mobility with the U.K.," External link

ABCnews Monday, November 7, 2016 3:37:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "In the last five years or so, the number of Indian students enrolling in UK universities has gone down by almost 50% - from around 40,000 to about 20,000 now. This has happened because of restrictions on post-study stay in the UK. " External link

itv Monday, November 7, 2016 5:08:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “I cannot pre-judge the outcome of the talks” External link

todayonline Sunday, November 6, 2016 9:34:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "We will continue to raise our concerns regarding mobility with the UK. Mobility of people is closely linked to free flow of finance, goods and services" "For India, visas are at the top of the list of issues," External link

thenational Sunday, November 6, 2016 9:00:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “It is especially regrettable that Pakistani authorities have chosen to level these allegations after deciding to recall, on their own, six officials of the Pakistan High Commission, some of whom may have been named to Indian authorities by Mehmood Akhtar – Pakistan High Commission official caught red handed,” External link

expressindia Friday, November 4, 2016 11:59:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "an afterthought and a crude attempt to target these officials for no fault of their own" External link

thenational Friday, November 4, 2016 2:37:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “an afterthought and a crude attempt to target these officials for no fault of their own,” External link

arabnews Friday, November 4, 2016 6:07:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said ( about Commission ) : “We also note that the Indian officials falsely implicated were working in the fields of promoting people-to-people and trade and economic contacts between the two countries. Pakistan’s false allegations against them have the potential to adversely affect the corresponding activities of the High Commission… The government also protests strongly the manner in which names and photos of the eight Indian officials — four of them holders of diplomatic passport — have been published. This is against basic norms of diplomatic practice and courtesy,” External link

expressindia Friday, November 4, 2016 3:00:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “We also regret the fact that Pakistan’s step adds to the risks to peace and security in the region emanating from Pakistan’s support to cross border terrorism against its neighbors,” External link

voanews Thursday, November 3, 2016 9:29:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup added : “Two-thirds of ceasefire violations by Pakistan this year have taken place in the last five weeks,” External link

expressindia Thursday, November 3, 2016 8:24:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup told ( about Commission ) : “We completely reject baseless and unsubstantiated allegations made by Pakistan against certain officials of the Indian High Commission in Islamabad. Indian officials falsely implicated were working in fields of promoting people to people and trade, economic contacts between the two countries,” External link

expressindia Thursday, November 3, 2016 8:24:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup added : "We reject Pakistan's allegations of unprovoked firing. Our forces have only retaliated when Pakistani forces have opened fire to provide cover to infiltrators. We have lodged a strong protest with Pakistan for killing our civilians," External link

ibtimes-in Thursday, November 3, 2016 7:32:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "an afterthought and a crude attempt to target these officials for no fault of their own" External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, November 3, 2016 2:43:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "They have put in the public domain eight names and six of these people went today. We will eventually withdraw all eight," External link

globalsecurity Thursday, November 3, 2016 9:06:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup added : “We have yet to receive any official communication in the matter,” External link

arabnews Thursday, November 3, 2016 5:40:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup added : "We have yet to receive any official communication in the matter," External link

dailytimesPK Thursday, November 3, 2016 4:21:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup added : "We have yet to receive any official communication in the matter," External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, November 2, 2016 6:14:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "They have put in the public domain eight names and six of these people went today. We will eventually withdraw all eight," External link

jpost Wednesday, November 2, 2016 5:57:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup added : “We have yet to receive any official communication in the matter,” External link

tribune Wednesday, November 2, 2016 3:57:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup added : "We have yet to receive any official communication in the matter," External link

khaleejtimes Wednesday, November 2, 2016 3:23:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup added : "We have yet to receive any official communication in the matter," External link

khaleejtimes Wednesday, November 2, 2016 3:23:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said ( about Dalai Lama ) : "The Dalai Lama is a revered spiritual figure and an honored guest of India. He is absolutely free to travel to any part of the country," External link

deutschewelle-en Friday, October 28, 2016 8:35:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said ( about Dalai Lama ) : “The Dalai Lama is a revered spiritual figure and an honoured guest of India. He is absolutely free to travel to any part of the country… It is a fact that he has a sizeable following among the Buddhists in Arunachal Pradesh who like to seek his blessings. He has visited the state in the past as well and we see nothing unusual if he visits again,” External link

expressindia Friday, October 28, 2016 8:33:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “Today morning, Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar summoned Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit and informed him that India had intercepted an official of the Pakistan High Commission in pursuit of espionage and that he was being declared persona non-grata” External link

expressindia Friday, October 28, 2016 8:33:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “The Pakistan High Commission has been informed that Mehmood Akhtar and his family must return to Pakistan by October 29. The Foreign Secretary also strongly conveyed to the Pakistan High Commissioner that the Pak High Commission must ensure that none of its members indulge in activities inimical to India, or behave in a manner that is incompatible with their diplomatic status,” External link

expressindia Friday, October 28, 2016 8:33:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “The Pakistan High Commission has been informed that Mehmood Akhtar and his family must return to Pakistan by October 29. The Foreign Secretary also strongly conveyed to the Pakistan High Commissioner that the Pak High Commission must ensure that none of its members indulge in activities inimical to India, or behave in a manner that is incompatible with their diplomatic status,” External link

expressindia Friday, October 28, 2016 2:06:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “has always been working within the parameters of international law and diplomatic norms” External link

expressindia Friday, October 28, 2016 2:06:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "The terrorist attack in Uri and continuing attacks with repeated frequency in parts of Jammu and Kashmir are being carried out with the support of Pakistan. It is a matter of great concern that instead of taking action against the cancer, Pakistan takes shelter under denial and abjuration. Lashkar-e-Taiyba, Jaish-e-Mohammed are active under various aegis and find support from state organs of Pakistan," External link

rediff Thursday, October 27, 2016 7:29:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "The Pakistan High Commission has been informed that Mehmood Akhtar and his family must return to Pakistan by October 29. The Foreign Secretary also strongly conveyed to the Pak High Commissioner that the Pak High Commission must ensure that none of its members indulge in activities inimical to India, or behave in a manner that is incompatible with their diplomatic status," External link

dnaindia Thursday, October 27, 2016 6:44:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "The terrorist attack in Uri and continuing attacks with repeated frequency in parts of Jammu and Kashmir are being carried out with the support of Pakistan. It is a matter of great concern that instead of taking action against the cancer, Pakistan takes shelter under denial and abjuration. LeT, JeM are active under various aegis and find support from state organs of Pakistan," External link

dnaindia Thursday, October 27, 2016 6:44:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "The terrorist attack in Uri and continuing attacks with repeated frequency in parts of Jammu and Kashmir are being carried out with the support of Pakistan. It is a matter of great concern that instead of taking action against the cancer, Pakistan takes shelter under denial and abjuration. LeT, JeM are active under various aegis and find support from state organs of Pakistan," External link

economictimes Thursday, October 27, 2016 5:52:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "The Pakistan High Commission has been informed that Mehmood Akhtar and his family must return to Pakistan by October 29. The Foreign Secretary also strongly conveyed to the Pak High Commissioner that the Pak High Commission must ensure that none of its members indulge in activities inimical to India, or behave in a manner that is incompatible with their diplomatic status," External link

economictimes Thursday, October 27, 2016 5:52:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "We believe that we have all the credentials to be a member of the Nuclear Suppliers Group and we hope that at the end of the day the 48 member grouping will see the logic of India's entry because it will only strengthen the global non- proliferation regime," External link

dnaindia Tuesday, October 25, 2016 10:19:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “We believe that we have all the credentials to be a member of the Nuclear Suppliers Group and we hope that at the end of the day the 48 member grouping will see the logic of India’s entry because it will only strengthen the global non-proliferation regime,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, October 25, 2016 8:30:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "The US Ambassador visited Arunachal Pradesh, a state which is an integral part of the country to which he is accredited. There is nothing unusual in it," External link

economictimes Monday, October 24, 2016 5:01:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “We remain committed to Saarc and its principles and our intention is not to throw the baby out with the bath water, our intention is only to clean up the bath water,” External link

thedailystarBD Saturday, October 22, 2016 1:50:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "It shows lack of self-confidence on Pakistan's part. It is an unfortunate development," External link

rferl Friday, October 21, 2016 9:58:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "When we negotiate in a forum like BRICS, the attempt is to find common ground and to express it in a declaration," "The Goa Declaration contains the strongest-ever language against terrorism among all past BRICS summits. The word terrorism/terror features some 37 times in the Declaration," External link

economictimes Friday, October 21, 2016 2:21:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "Terrorism was accorded the centrality at the Goa Summit in a more substantive manner than even the Antalaya G20 Summit, which was held in the shadows of Paris terror attack" External link

economictimes Friday, October 21, 2016 2:21:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “It was just entirely coincidental that in the leaders’ lounge, all three were present at the same time. The bilateral between Nepal and China had already ended, so I don’t know on what basis people are calling it a trilateral and all that. It is perfectly normal in a multilateral setting for leaders to be together in a lounge on the sidelines somewhere else. So I don’t think you need to read too much into that,” External link

ekantipur Wednesday, October 19, 2016 6:19:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "As you know, we have invited the Sri Lankan Fisheries Minister to India and we hope at that time, the discussions will lead to some kind of mutually acceptable outcome," External link

island Monday, October 17, 2016 11:32:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "If someone is isolated, it is because of the policies followed by that country. India did not have to do anything, because countries in one voice said there cannot be constructive dialogue in the terror-tainted atmosphere in the context of Saarc," External link

khaleejtimes Monday, October 17, 2016 7:51:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said ( about Narendra Modi ) : "She said that now public awareness is very high in Bangladesh against terrorism. (Modi) totally agreed and said terrorism can only be contained with strong public support," External link

economictimes Monday, October 17, 2016 7:17:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "That is a message the Prime Minister has also been raising in the Saarc context, just as leaders in Europe and leaders in East Asia for instance are able to meet regularly at a fairly short notice," External link

economictimes Monday, October 17, 2016 7:17:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup added : “I do not know on what basis people are calling it a trilateral meeting. It is perfectly normal for leaders to be together in a lounge or sidelines or somewhere else. You do not need to read too much meaning into that. And as I have said, we have excellent relations with China and Nepal,” External link

thehimalayantimes Monday, October 17, 2016 9:35:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "In particular, he praised the PM's leadership on this issue, both diplomatically and on the ground," External link

economictimes Sunday, October 16, 2016 7:24:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "He then conveyed his appreciation for the government of India's assistance, which is touching the lives of every Bhutanese. He referred to the 84 big projects that are being implemented with Indian assistance and the 595 small development projects, which he said, had reached every small village and town of Bhutan," External link

economictimes Sunday, October 16, 2016 7:24:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said ( about Narendra Modi ) : "Modi said Goa is not new for Tobgay as he had been here last November. Modi conveyed his greetings to the royal family of Bhutan," External link

economictimes Sunday, October 16, 2016 7:24:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said ( about Jacob Zuma ) : "President Zuma alluded two important milestones which were coming up: first was the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Red Ford declaration; and, the second was South Africa-India joint Ministerial Commission, which is schedule to take place in New Delhi in 2017," External link

dnaindia Saturday, October 15, 2016 10:40:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “The Chinese side is very well aware of our concerns, need for us to ensure that globally notified terrorists are designated by the UN. There is a close coordination between India and China on this issue and that particular dialogue will continue,” External link

rediff Saturday, October 15, 2016 9:24:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : “We expect China will see logic in it,” External link

expressindia Saturday, October 15, 2016 8:41:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "Our broad concerns in the current state of the relationship were conveyed to the Chinese side," External link

ahram-EN Saturday, October 15, 2016 8:39:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "Our broad concerns in the current state of the relationship were conveyed to the Chinese side," External link

afp-en Saturday, October 15, 2016 6:54:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "The India-Russia partnership covers a whole host of areas and not just the defence and energy but also trade and investment ties will be a major focus. Infrastructure, greater partnership on the energy side as well and of course defense security, counter terrorism are expected to dominate," External link

dnaindia Saturday, October 15, 2016 4:09:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "The German Ambassador, Martin Ney, was in the group of foreign envoys briefed by the Foreign Secretary on September 29 on the surgical strikes. They have had no further conversation since on this subject," External link

khaleejtimes Friday, October 14, 2016 11:17:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "The BRICS Sherpas meeting to discuss and finalise text of the Goa Declaration and the Goa Action Plan for adoption by the leaders at the Summit is continuing today and tomorrow in Goa," External link

mid-day Friday, October 14, 2016 7:46:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "The Sherpas discussed several important subjects including reform of the UN and IMF, WTO and G20 issues, progress on the sustainable development goals etc.," "A particular focus was on intra-BRICS trade, finance and industrial cooperation as well BRICS cooperation in education, health, agriculture, science, energy and disaster management" External link

mid-day Friday, October 14, 2016 7:46:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "Promoting shared prosperity with neighbours has been the government's priority, but terror cannot be the commodity exported. We will undertake a review based on our security and trade interests," External link

ibtimes-in Friday, October 7, 2016 7:08:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "Distinction between good terrorists and bad terrorists is fallacious and counterproductive. Concomitantly, it will also be sending a dangerous message, if it fails to act upon India's submission. I understand that this issue is also being taken up with the Chinese government," External link

irishsun Friday, October 7, 2016 9:04:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "Such a designation would help send a strong signal to all terror groups across the world that the international community is no longer going to pursue, or tolerate, selective approaches to terrorism," External link

mumbaimirror Friday, October 7, 2016 7:54:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "I understand this issue is also being taken up with the Chinese government," External link

mumbaimirror Friday, October 7, 2016 7:54:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup said ( about Azhar ) : “The Committee has already pondered (over) our submission for the last six months. It will get a further three months to ponder, but that will in no way change the strange situation we have of the Committee designating the terror organisation but failing to or ignoring the need to designate the organisation’s most active and dangerous terrorist,” “We conveyed to the Committee that it is expected to proscribe Azhar under the 1267 Sanction Regime on the basis of our submission. Such a designation would help send a strong signal to all terror groups across the world that the international community is no longer going to pursue, or tolerate, selective approaches to terrorism,” External link

expressindia Friday, October 7, 2016 7:23:00 AM EAT

Vikas Swarup declared : "India keeps its promise. On Gandhi's birth anniversary, we deposit the instrument of ratification of the Paris Agreement" External link

ibtimes-uk Sunday, October 2, 2016 10:18:00 PM EAT

Vikas Swarup said : "The Vice President's visit (to Nigeria) intends to further strengthen the strategic partnership between the two countries, expand and diversify bilateral economic engagement and explore new avenues of partnerships on a wide range of issues of shared common interest," External link

ibtimes-in Wednesday, September 28, 2016 5:01:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
spokesperson33.77%EN04/09/201709/04/2017
external affairs ministry spokesperson18.02%EN04/09/201709/04/2017
affairs ministry spokesperson13.27%EN04/09/201709/04/2017
spokesman11.78%EN04/01/201701/04/2017
foreign ministry spokesman2.17%EN04/01/201701/04/2017
indian foreign ministry spokesman0.86%EN04/01/201701/04/2017
diplomat0.03%EN04/01/201701/04/2017
external affairs ministry spokesman3.41%EN02/26/201726/02/2017
affairs ministry spokesman2.58%EN02/26/201726/02/2017
indian external affairs ministry spokesman0.52%EN02/26/201726/02/2017
external affairs spokesperson5.75%EN02/25/201725/02/2017
external affairs spokesman1.69%EN02/25/201725/02/2017
spokesperson for india0.31%EN02/25/201725/02/2017
indian external affairs ministry spokesperson0.83%EN02/20/201720/02/2017
foreign ministry spokesperson0.72%EN02/10/201710/02/2017
indian foreign ministry spokesperson0.41%EN02/10/201710/02/2017
spokesman of india0.14%EN02/09/201709/02/2017
spokesperson of india0.07%EN02/09/201709/02/2017
secretary0.07%EN02/02/201702/02/2017
spokesman for the external affairs0.07%EN01/31/201731/01/2017
spokesman for india0.55%EN01/02/201702/01/2017
spokesperson of mea0.07%EN12/30/201630/12/2016
indian minister of external affairs0.10%EN12/03/201603/12/2016
minister of external affairs0.10%EN12/03/201603/12/2016
indian government spokesman0.14%EN11/07/201607/11/2016
foreign affairs spokesman0.07%EN11/07/201607/11/2016
indian government spokesperson0.03%EN11/06/201606/11/2016
india external affairs ministry spokesperson0.03%EN11/06/201606/11/2016
porte-parole du ministère0.24%FR10/27/201627/10/2016
porte-parole du ministère des affaires étrangères0.14%FR10/27/201627/10/2016
Names Lang Count
Vikas SwarupEN96.32%
Vikas SwarupFR2.06%
Vikas SwarupPT1.57%
Vikas SwarupPL0.05%


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