The desire of the Obama Administration to start its relationship with the new Indian government after the general elections on a positive note is believed to have been one of the major reasons for the US Trade Representatives not putting India on its punitive Priority Foreign Country list.
Saying that "this situation should never have happened", Indian ambassador S Jaishankar said conversations are underway to repair the avoidable damage done by the Khobragade affair to the India-US relationship, which both sides consider "indispensable."
In a bid to ease tensions after a bitter month long diplomatic row over the arrest of an Indian diplomat, US Deputy Secretary of State William J Burns hosted Indian Ambassador S Jaishankar for a "productive lunch meeting."
India`s new ambassador to the US, S Jaishankar, has begun in right earnest the task of finding a way to resolve the India-US diplomatic row sparked by the arrest and strip search of an Indian diplomat.
S Jaishankar has arrived here to take charge as the new Indian Ambassador to the US amid a raging diplomatic row over the arrest and strip-search of senior diplomat Devyani Khobragade on visa fraud charges.