The Obama Administration on Monday refuted reports that US Ambassador to India Nancy Powell has resigned because of any differences with it and instead said she is ending a distinguished thirty-seven year career.
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.
After meeting Bharatiya Janata Party`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi last week, US Ambassador to India Nancy Powell is expected to meet West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday.
As US officials downplayed US ambassador Nancy Powell`s meeting with Bharatiya Janata Party`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi as part of a broader political outreach, an influential daily welcomed it as a "pragmatic step".
The US on Friday said Ambassador Nancy Powell`s meeting with BJP`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is part of its comprehensive outreach to political leaders and businesses across the spectrum ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.
US Ambassador Nancy Powell held discussions with BJP`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Thursday, signalling a thaw in Washington`s 9-year-old boycott of him over the Gujarat riots. Reports claimed that Powell praised the `good model` of governance in the state and said that it could be replicated in other parts of the world.