S.M.Krishna

Canada agrees to sell nuclear reactors to India

Canada agrees to sell nuclear reactors to IndiaAfter opposing the Indian nuclear programs for decades, Canada has finally agreed to support India in the nuclear sector.

Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird, who is in New Delhi for talks with his Indian counterpart SM Krishna, has said that Canada is now ready to sell nuclear reactors to India.

Mr. Braid said India is today a totally different country, and Canada values India's investments in natural energy resources.

Speaking on the topic, Mr. Braid said, "We have turned the page with India. India is a very different country today."

Be 'discreet' in selecting Australia for studies: Krishna

Be 'discreet' in selecting Australia for studies: KrishnaNew Delhi, Jan 7 : In the wake of rising concern over attacks on Indian students in Australia, External Affairs Minister S. M. Krishna Thursday advised Indian students to not to go to that country to pursue frivolous courses.

"I had my own doubts about Indian students going to Australia to pursue higher studies. I can understand if it is at the level of IITs or other such institutes of excellence," Krishna told reporters when asked about continued attacks on Indian students in that country.

Miliband wishes Krishna to attend Conference on Afghanistan in London

Miliband wishes Krishna to attend Conference on Afghanistan in LondonNew Delhi, Dec. 22 : British Foreign Secretary David Miliband on Tuesday invited External Affairs Minister S. M. Krishna to attend the Conference on Afghanistan to be held in London on January
28, 2010.

Both the leaders exchanged views on bilateral relations and regional and international issues of common concern during their telephonic conversation held today following which the Miliband invited the Indian External Affairs Minister Krishna for the conference.

`No request from Pakistan for a meeting, dialogue,'' says Krishna

`No request from Pakistan for a meeting, dialogue,'' says KrishnaPort of Spain, Nov. 27 : External Affairs Minister S. M. Krishna, who is accompanying the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on his visit to the United States and Trinidad and Tobago, has said that India would be more than willing to talk to Pakistan, but only after authorities in that country took concrete steps to bring the perpetrators of the 26/11 terror attack on Mumbai to justice and dismantled the terrorist infrastructure on its soil.

Krishna downplays Mirwaiz’s China visit

Krishna downplays Mirwaiz’s China visitNew Delhi, Nov 20 : External Affairs Minister SM Krishna on Friday said that Chairman of the separatist Hurriyat (Freedom) Conference Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was free to travel wherever he wanted, including China.

Mirwaiz is expected to visit China and Pakistan later this month.

His proposed visit to China comes at a time of diplomatic skirmishes between New Delhi and Beijing, especially over China''s insistence on issuing separate visas to citizens belonging to Jammu and Kashmir.

Government probes how 26/11 terror suspects obtained Indian visas: Krishna

Government probes how 26/11 terror suspects obtained Indian visas: KrishnaNew Delhi, Nov 17 : External Affairs Minister S M Krishna today said that the government has begun its investigation on how the 26/11 terror suspects David Headley and Tahawwur Hussain Rana managed to get Indian visas.

The matter is being looked at very carefully said Krishna, surprised at how the visa was granted to Headley by Indian Consulate General in Chicago without clearance from the Home Ministry.

Iran''s Foreign Minister meets S M Krishna

Iran''s Foreign Minister meets S M KrishnaNew Delhi, Nov 16 : Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki met his Indian counterpart SM Krishna here today.

Mottaki is on a two-day visit to India.

Earlier in the day, he met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

The two leaders reportedly discussed issues like the trilateral gas pipeline and terrorism originating from Pakistan.

This is the first high-level contact since the re-election of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad in July.

India has nothing to do with developments in Balochistan, affirms Krishna

India has nothing to do with developments in Balochistan, affirms KrishnaNew Delhi, Nov. 3 : External Affairs Minister S M Krishna on Tuesday rubbished Pakistan''s allegations that India is fomenting trouble in Balochistan, saying that New Delhi is not interfering with the Islamic country’s internal developments.

Krishna told reporters in New Delhi that India has nothing to do with the developments in Balochistan or Pakistan.

He added that there is total confusion in Pakistan and there is no effective government functioning there.

S.M.Krishna promises Buddhi''s family further assistance

S.M.Krishna promises Buddhi''s family further assistanceNew Delhi, Oct. 29 : External Affairs Minister S M Krishna has met Vikram Buddhi''s family and has promised the latter''s father that the Ministry of External Affairs will request United States Ambassador Meera Shankar to talk to Eric Holder, US Attorney General, to review the Buddhi case.

Indian American student Vikram Buddhi is languishing in an American jail for allegedly writing an anti-Bush remark on the Internet.

In a letter written from jail, Buddhi has said that he doesn''t want to give up.

Krishna flags off first batch of Haj pilgrims from Mangalore

Krishna flags off first batch of Haj pilgrims from MangaloreMangalore, Oct 25 : External Affairs Minister S. M. Krishna Sunday flagged off the first batch of Haj pilgrims from Karnataka to Jeddah in Saudi Arabia at the Bajpe airport in this port city.

This is the first time Haj pilgrims from coastal districts of the state have flown to Jeddah directly from Mangalore after the Bajpe airport was added to the list of 18 destinations across the country from where direct flights are operated to Saudi Arabia by national carrier Air India and Saudi Arabia Airlines.

Vietnam’s deputy FM meets Krishna

Vietnam’s deputy FM meets KrishnaNew Delhi, Oct. 16 : Vietnam’s Deputy Foreign Minister Dao Viet Trung and External Affairs Minister S M Krishna met here on Friday.

The two discussed bilateral issues and areas of comprehensive co-operation.

Trung''s meeting comes on the heels of a visit by the Vice President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam Nguyen Thi Doan.

According to reports, talks are on between the Gujarat-based Mundra Port Limited and Vietnam to set up a port in that country to cater to iron ore and coal bulk.

Krishna, Qureshi talks end in New York

Krishna, Qureshi talks end in New YorkNew York, Sep 28 : The meeting between External Affairs Minister S M Krishna and his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi ended in New York with no apparent progress on late Sunday evening.

The talks lasted for two hours.

The meeting was centered on the progress of the investigations in Pakistan of Mumbai terror attack.

This is first high-level contact between the countries since the Prime Ministers of both the countries met in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt in July.

Krishna says India’s ‘principled’ stand on CTBT won’t change

Krishna says India’s ‘principled’ stand on CTBT won’t changeNew York, Sep. 25 : External Affairs Minister S M Krishna on Friday said that India’s "principled" stand on CTBT is not likely to change unless a number of other “developments” take place to address its concerns.

During a high level conference on disarmament addressed by UN General Secretary Ban Ki Moon, India and eight other countries were asked to ratify the agreement so that it comes into force.

ISI responsible for Afghanistan unrest: Krishna

ISI responsible for Afghanistan unrest: KrishnaNew York, Sep 24 : Indian External Affairs Minister S. M. Krishna has said here that Pakistan’s Inter Service Intelligence (ISI) continues to play a disruptive role in Afghanistan.

In an interview to the Wall Street Journal, Krishna said they (ISI and Taliban) are still together and working in tandem.

He warned against external interference in Afghanistan’s political process and called for a political settlement. India doesn’t believe that war can be a solution for solving any problem, he added.

I am sceptical about the outcome of meeting with Qureshi: Krishna

I am sceptical about the outcome of meeting with Qureshi: KrishnaNew York, Sep 23 : External Affairs Minister S M Krishna on Wednesday said he is sceptical about the outcome of his meeting with his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi in the absence of Pakistan acting against the perpetrators of the Mumbai attacks.

Krishna is scheduled to meet Qureshi on Sunday on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York.

Krishna also asked the US to be more circumspect in providing aid to Pakistan.

India wants to see how Pak proceeds on 26/11 attacks: Krishna

India wants to see how Pak proceeds on 26/11 attacks: KrishnaNew York, Sept 22 : External Affairs Minister S. M. Krishna has said that India would be interested to see how Pakistan proceeds with reference to the Mumbai terror attacks.

Talking to a private TV channel here, Krishna said: "India''s position has always been consistent that those responsible for the Mumbai attack be brought to justice."

Krishna describes attacks on Indians in Australia as unfortunate

Krishna describes attacks on Indians in Australia as unfortunateMinsk (Belarus), Sep. 17 : Reacting to the recent attack on Indians in Melbourne, Australia, External Affairs Minister S. M. Krishna said on Thursday that the incidents were unfortunate.

He said the Indian Government would take up the issue with the Australian authorities.

Krishna issued the statement after concluding his two-day visit to the Central Asian state of Belarus. His statement came even as Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd warned Indian students living in Australia not to take the law into their own hands.

Krishna says India will facilitate early release of detained UAE aircraft

Krishna says India will facilitate early release of detained UAE aircraftNew Delhi, Sep. 8 : External Affairs Minister S. M. Krishna on Tuesday said that India will facilitate the early release of the detained UAE Air Force plane that was heading for China.

In a statement issued here, Krishna said: The matter will be resolved in the spirit of the close and friendly ties between India and the UAE, and we will facilitate early release of the aircraft."

Krishna plays down report on Chinese incursions

Krishna plays down report on Chinese incursionsNew Delhi, Sep. 7 : External Affairs Minister S. M. Krishna on Monday sought to play down the alleged incursion by a Chinese helicopter in Ladakh, saying that there is an inbuilt mechanism to deal with it.

Talking to reporters outside his South Block office, Krishna said: “This (India-China boundary in Ladakh) is one of the peaceful boundaries. We have no dispute with China in this area. There is an inbuilt mechanism to deal with such issues.

S M Krishna leaves for Brazil to attend India-Brazil joint commission meet

S M Krishna leaves for Brazil to attend India-Brazil joint commission meetNew Delhi, Aug 28 : External Affairs Minister S. M. Krishna on Friday left for Brazil to attend the India-Brazil joint commission meeting on September 1.

Ministry spokesman Vishnu Prakash has said Krishna would also participate in the ministerial meeting of the trilateral grouping, IBSA - India, Brazil and South Africa - on September 2.

The IBSA brings together economic powerhouses from Asia, Africa and Latin America.

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