Benutzerhandbuch is the bi-monthly digital publication of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Government of India. The website carries forward the legacy of the India Perspectives magazine and is aimed at providing credible information on India through insightful and well-researched articles on a wide range of topics, such as the country’s diplomatic relations, India’s tourism potential, its heritage, cuisine, economy among others. For example, read about India’s international relations under the “Partnership” section; tourism under “Travel” section etc.   

The “Ministry Speaks” section features a message written by the Joint Secretary of the Public Diplomacy Division of the MEA, for readers. Explore stunning images featured in every issue of the magazine in the “Photo Gallery” section. 


The m-enabled multilingual website is available in 16 languages: English, Hindi, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Bahasa, Japanese, Chinese, Arabic, Persian, Pashto, Sinhala and Tamil. The “Language” tab on the top lets the user select the preferred language.   


The website also lets users “Like” and share articles on various social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and LinkedIn. 


At the top of the homepage, there are two search boxes aimed at providing an easy experience to the visitor. The first search box lets users look for a particular article by typing the key words.
The second search box lets users search for a particular article by selecting its category. 


By visiting the “Archives” section on the top of the homepage, users can read articles from the previous issues of India Perspectives magazine. 


The website homepage also features the latest issue of India Perspectives magazine that can be read by clicking the “Read the e-book here” button placed below the e-book.


Read the most read stories under the “What’s trending” section on the homepage 


Stay aware of the latest updates made by the Ministry of External Affairs on its official Twitter handle, by visiting the “Tweets by MEA” section on the homepage. 


The homepage also features the YouTube links to the latest videos posted by the MEA. 


Users can share their feedback with the MEA by visiting the “Feedback” section on the bottom of the homepage. 


To read the privacy policies of the website, visit the “Privacy Policy” section. 


To get in touch with the MEA, visit the “Contact Us” section 


To stay updated about the MEA, please click on the various social media icons placed at the bottom of the homepage


Under the “Mission Corner” section of the website, various Indian missions across the globe can localise the content published in the India Perspectives magazine. For more information on this section, missions can log into the section and read the specific “Manual/Guide”.

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