Disrespect to the national flag is a punishable offense in India. It involves a three-year jail term and a fine or both.
The minister's tweets read:
Amazon must tender unconditional apology. They must withdraw all products insulting our national flag immediately. /1- Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) January 11, 2017
If this is not done forthwith, we will not grant Indian Visa to any Amazon official. We will also rescind the Visas issued earlier.- Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) January 11, 2017
The minister also asked the Indian Embassy to take up the matter with Amazon Canada.
Ms Swaraj's response came after a Tweeter user tagged her, pointing out the sale of the flag floormats on Amazon.
Responding to NDTV, Amazon said, "The item is no longer for sale on the site
Products having national flags are common abroad. In the US, clothes, towels, crockery and even underwear is sold which bear the US national flag.
The Amazon Canada, which was selling the Indian flag doormat, also has the British and the Canadian flags in its inventory. The Indian flag doormat was priced at 34.99 Canadian dollars - which is 1803 rupees.
Ms Swaraj, who is much admired by Tweeple for her quick and helpful responses, recently took to task a Pune-based techie, who had tweeted requesting that his wife, who works for the Railway Ministry and is posted in a different city, be transferred.
"If you or your wife were from my Ministry and such a request for transfer was made on twitter, I would have sent a suspension order by now," the minister had responded.