Diplomat Devyani Khobragade, who had hit the headlines last year after she was arrested in the US in a visa fraud case, could be in trouble for a TV interview during which she talked about the incident and that things have not moved much since then.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's US visit will mark a new era in bilateral relations between the two nations especially on the economic front, said Frank Islam, Member of Industry Trade Advisory Committee in the Obama Administration.
The Indian consulate in New York dismissed as "ridiculous" suggestions that there was any connection between the detention of a US police official in New Delhi and the earlier arrest of Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade here.
A New York police officer arrested at Delhi airport last month for carrying bullets in his luggage is out on bail, authorities in India said Saturday as officials dismissed US media reports terming it India`s revenge over the Khobragade affair.
Suggesting that it was past the "difficult" Khobragade affair, the US has reiterated that it will work with whoever is chosen by the Indian people in the next month`s election to lead the new government.
Seeking to distance itself from US prosecutor Preet Bharara securing a re-indictment of Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade, the US state department says it`s "very hopeful about what the future holds" for India-US relationship.
Terming the Khobragade episode "extremely irksome", External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Sunday said it was time there should be a "closure" to the issue for which the US should find a "political solution".
Reacting strongly to the second indictment against its diplomat Devyani Khobragade in the US, India Saturday said it was an "unnecessary" step and any measure consequent to the decision will "unfortunately" impact upon efforts on both sides to build India-US strategic partnership.