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S M Krishna

About S M Krishna

S M Krishna is Indian External Affairs Minister. He is a former Chief Minister of Karnataka.

S M Krishna Timeline

Professional Biography

As Indian External Affairs Minister

In September 09, the minister is asked to vacate 5-star hotels and move to his respective state guest house. The Indian Government approved Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso's visit to Arunachal Pradesh. S M Krishna clarified Lama is free to visit any part of India and that Arunachal Pradesh is a part of India. Krishna promised Govt. help over grant of 150,000 illegal Indian immigrants acquire Italian citizenship within the next fortnight. He was in Belarus to strengthen bilateral ties during which he was to sign two pacts with Belarus. Krishna decided to take austerity route and decided to travel to Belarus in Lufthansa economy class.

In March 2010, Krishna said that Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao would soon visit Pakistan for further talks. Welcoming Krishna's statement that the next foreign secretary level talks between India and Pakistan would take place soon, Pakistan Foreign Office spokesman, Abdul Basit has said New Delhi has still not sent any formal proposal for the high level deliberations.

Krishna condoled the passing away of former Nepal Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala. Krishna is in the Indian delegation leaving for Kathmandu to attend Koirala's funeral.

In March 2010, he condemned the twin explosions that rocked two central Moscow metro stations.

Speaking at a program in Singapore, Krishna said that India's present speed of growth would qualitatively transform its economy and society in 15 years.

In May 2010, Krishna was on a four-day official visit to Iran.

S M Krishna in News

Pakistan release Indian fisherman in its jails as a goodwill gesture to Krishna's visit
Hina Rabbani says Pakistan will not lose any opportunity to build its ties with India

India and Pakistan sign liberalized visa agreement
Several changes made in the visa regime allowing greater contacts between people and boost trade

Indian Foreign Minister SM Krishna leaves to Pakistan on a three-day visit
The leaders will discuss on various issues including visa agreement and the bringing the perpetrators of 26/11 to justice

India's relationship with Tajikistan excellent: Krishna
External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna has described India's relationship with Tajikistan as excellent.

Krishna to pay a two-day visit to Tajikistan from Monday
External Affairs Minister S M Krishna will leave for Tajikistan on Monday on a two-day visit.

Mauritius Foreign Minister to visit India tomorrow
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade of Mauritius, Dr.Arvind Boolell, will visit India on a four-day trip on Wednesday.

India to raise Jundal's issue during Pak Foreign Secretary's visit
The Foreign Secretary of Pakistan, Jalil Abbas Jilani, will arrive here today on a three-day day visit during which he will hold talks with his Indian counterpart Ranjan Mathai.

Sarabjit's family thanks Punjab Govt., Salman Khan for support
Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh's sister, Dalbir Kaur, on Friday thanked the Punjab Government and Bollywood actor Salman Khan for standing by them during this time of crisis by urging the Pakistani Government to let the former return to his motherland.

Punjab Assembly passes resolution demanding Sarabjit's release
The Punjab State Assembly on Friday passed a resolution, urging External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna and the Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, to take up the issue of the release of Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh, from a Pakistan jail.

Sarabjit Singh's family meets Krishna
Sarabjit Singh's family, which is extremely upset and shocked at Pakistan Government's about turn with regard to his release, met External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna at the South Block here.

External Affairs Minister assures stabilizing Afghanistan through trade, investment and regional cooperation
External Affairs Minister, S M Krishna, has assured that India will continue to pursue its vision of stabilizing Afghanistan through trade, investment and regional cooperation. He made this announcement while addressing the Delhi Investment Summit on Afghanistan here.

India will take up Sarabjit's case during Secretary-level talks, assures Krishna
External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna on Thursday assured the family members of Sarabjit Singh, who are extremely upset and perturbed by Pakistan's U-turn, that New Delhi will take up this case before Islamabad very vigorously during the Secretary-level talks scheduled next month.

India not interested in slanging match with Pak: Krishna
A day after Pakistan's Interior Ministry chief Rehman Malik dismissed India's assertion of 'state support' to the terrorists behind 26/11 massacre, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna on Thursday New Delhi does not want to get into any kind of slanging match with Islamabad, and added that there is a need to look at the brighter side.

Sarabjit Singh's sister to meet Krishna
Sarabjit Singh's sister, Dalbir Kaur, who has led a fresh campaign for her brother's release after Pakistan's about turn, is expected to meet External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna at around 11: 30 a.m. today.

India asks Pakistan to release Sarabjit on humanitarian grounds
Minister of State for External Affairs Preneet Kaur on Wednesday requested the Pakistan Government to release death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh on humanitarian grounds.

BJP pulls up Centre, says 'u-turn on Sarabjit unacceptable'
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday took potshots at the External Affairs Ministry for coming up with a reaction on the Sarabjit Singh case 18 hours after Pakistan's twist, and said New Delhi should ask Islamabad to review the former's case in all fairness.

Pakistan's midnight flip not linked to Jundal's arrest: Chidambaram
Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Wednesday said Pakistan's decision to release Surjeet Singh and not Sarabjit Singh has no connection with the arrest of 26/11 handler Abu Jundal.

Krishna asks Pakistan to take sympathetic, humanitarian view in Sarabjit Singh case
With Islamabad clarifying that that authorities had taken steps for the release of another Indian prisoner named Surjeet Singh, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna on Wednesday said that he welcomes the decision, but added that New Delhi has consistently urged the Government of Pakistan on several occasions to take a sympathetic and humanitarian view in the case of Sarabjit Singh.

India-Pakistan foreign minister-level talks deferred
External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna's visit to Pakistan, which was planned for July, is now expected to take place in August since the dates were clashing with the presidential election here.

Suresh Kumar to continue as Karnataka Law Minister after AG clean chit
Karnataka Law Minister S. Suresh Kumar today decided to withdraw his resignation after the Advocate-General gave him a clean chit in connection with the charges levelled against him that he secured a residential site in violation of rules.

Pak MPs meet Krishna, Indian lawmakers to improve bilateral ties
In a bid to improve bilateral relations, a group of Pakistani lawmakers visited India on Thursday and held a meeting with External Affairs Minister S M Krishna and their counterparts.

Indo-Japan ties a splendid example, says Krishna
External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna on Wednesday said the India-Japan bilateral relationship is a splendid example of a successful and effective foreign policy working for the benefit of the people of the two countries.

Japanese Prime Minister arrives in India to expand ties
The Prime Minister of Japan, Yoshihiko Noda, arrived here on a two-day state visit today to attend the sixth annual India-Japan summit.

India Thailand ties to be strengthened
In a bid to improve connectivity and free trade relations, India's External Affairs Minister S M Krishna and his Thai counterpart Surapong Tovichakchaikul co-chaired the sixth joint commission meeting between the two countries in New Delhi on Tuesday.

Krishna conveys India's concern to Russian envoy on Bhagavad Gita issue
External Affairs Minister SM Krishna today conveyed to Russian Ambassador Alexander Kadakin India's concern over the hearing a petition seeking a ban on Bhagavad Gita in a Siberian court.

Japanese Prime Minister to visit India on Tuesday
The Prime Minister of Japan, Yoshihiko Noda, will arrive here on a two-day state visit on Tuesday.

Hindu hardline group protests against Bhagavad Gita ban
Activists of Rashtrawadi Sena, a hardline Hindu group, shouted slogans while burning a flag during a protest in New Delhi, over the controversy of banning Bhagavad Gita in Russia.

Thai Foreign Minister to visit India
The Foreign Minister of Thailand,Surapong Tovichakchaikul, will undertake a three-day visit of India from December 26 to 28.

Krishna says no rift with Russia over Bhagwad Gita ban row
External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna on Friday said India's bilateral ties with Russia are not in trouble over the ongoing controversy surrounding the possible ban on Bhagwad Gita across Russia, and added that the matter is still pending in court.

Andhra Pradesh News on December 23, 2011
Andhra Pradesh News and Headlines on December 23, 2011.

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