India's Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) is the government agency in charge of the country's overseas affairs.
The Ministry is responsible for India's presence in the United Nations and other international organisations, as well as representing the Government of India through embassies. It also provides advice on foreign governments and institutions to other ministries and state governments.
The Ministry of External Affairs, usually known as the Foreign Ministry, is in charge of India's international affairs. The Foreign Minister, who is also the Minister's head, represents India in international forums and is in charge of determining Indian foreign policy.
MEA is, without a doubt, the most important player in India's external or foreign affairs. MEA functions as India's foreign policy secretariat, receiving numerous policy inputs from diverse sources, analysing and channelling the various possibilities to the political leadership, i.e., the Cabinet led by the Prime Minister, and then putting these decisions into action.