Chuck Hagel apologises to NRI professor for Taliban joke

The US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel has apologised to an Indian American professor for jokingly asking him if he was a member of the Taliban during a university event in Nebraska early this week.

Chuck Hagel apologizes to professor over Taliban joke

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has expressed regret to a professor of Indian descent, officials said on Friday, after he appeared to jokingly ask if the academic was a member of the Taliban.