India is making every attempt to ensure that the United States drops all charges against IFS officer Devyani Khobragade, whose arrest in New York two years ago had led to a diplomatic standoff between the two nations.
Privileges including airport passes to US diplomats and their family members here which were withdrawn following arrest of IFS officer Devyani Khobragade over an year ago, have not been restored by the government.
New Delhi: The External Affairs Ministry Friday did not rule out any further disciplinary action against senior diplomat Devyani Khobragade, who had hit the headlines last year after being arrested in the US in a visa fraud case.
Congress leader Manish Tewari on Saturday criticised the BJP-led NDA government for stripping diplomat Devyani Khobragade of her duties as director in the Partnership Development Division, saying it exposes the Centre's doublespeak.
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.