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Govt in talks to bring back Kohinoor diamond

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Published Jul 19, 2018, 6:28 am IST
Updated Jul 19, 2018, 6:28 am IST
“The government is continuing to explore ways and means for obtaining a satisfactory resolution of the matter,” he said.
V.K. Singh
 V.K. Singh

New Delhi: The government is engaged with relevant authorities abroad to explore ways to bring back the Kohinoor diamond and other Indian antiquities, Union minister V.K. Singh said on Wednesday.

The minister of state for external affairs (MEA), in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, said that mindful of the sentiments expressed by Indians and Parliament, the MEA, after getting information from the Archaeological Survey of India, has time and again raised the issue of the return of Kohinoor and other antiquities with relevant authorities abroad.

 

His response came to a question on whether the ministry had made efforts to bring back the priceless Indian antiquities, including the Kohinoor, taken away by the colonial masters and invaders. “The government is continuing to explore ways and means for obtaining a satisfactory resolution of the matter,” he said.

To a separate question on India's foreign policy, external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj said the process of review and evaluation of foreign policy was an ongoing one.

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