MEA's Vijay Thakur Singh meets UN rights chief in Geneva, expresses India's concerns on Pakistan-backed cross-border terrorism
A senior Indian diplomat on Thursday met UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet here and conveyed India's concerns on cross border terrorism from Pakistan.
Will not sit idle till Masood Azhar is brought to justice, says Indian representative to UN Syed Akbaruddin
Hoping that the UN would soon designate Masood Azhar as a terrorist, a top Indian diplomat has said that New Delhi will not sit idle till the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed leader is brought to justice.
Islamabad: A senior Indian diplomat had to apologise after he was caught taking photos inside the Islamabad High Court during the hearing of a case filed by a Pakistani man accused of forcing an Indian woman into marriage at gun point, a media report said.
Devyani Khobragade, the Indian diplomat, who in 2013 became the symbol of all that was wrong with a weak-kneed UPA government unable to stand up to the American bully.
An Indian diplomat's daughter who was suspended, arrested in Feb 2011 on cyber-bullying charges, has won a $225,000 settlement from NYC.
An arrest warrant has been issued against Devyani Khobragade as US prosecutors today re-indicted her on visa fraud charges and accused the Indian diplomat of "illegally" underpaying and "exploiting" her domestic maid.
The Indian note verbale contends that the matter of Khobragade’s maid Sangeeta Richards and the latter’s allegations against the former “are issues that are relevant to the relationship between the Government of India and its employees”.
The damage caused to India-US relations by the Devyani Khobragade episode is unlikely to "dissipate soon", according to a media report that said the case might have been handled better by American authorities
Devyani Khobragade has asked a court here to dismiss the indictment against her and terminate any "open" arrest warrants in visa fraud case
India and the US have affirmed their shared commitment to continue their work on a broad range of bilateral issues and move forward post the Devyani episode.
The United States has voiced hope that a crisis with India over the arrest of a senior Indian diplomat last month would come to a closure and expressed its wish to get back to business and take bilateral ties forward.
The trust built through the US-India nuclear deal has been squandered recklessly through Manhattan Attorney Preet Bharara’s over reach of justice, and it will take sustained US efforts to mend the rift
Recognising the damage that the diplomat row has done to the India-US relationship, there is a realisation in the top American leadership that "it was the most stupid thing to do" on their part and that they would now have to "work overtime" to bring back the ties on track.
A coalition of South Asian rights bodies in the US has came out in support of Devyani Khobragade's maid Sangeeta Richard, who has claimed that she suffered while working for the Indian diplomat.
The US is proceeding with the prosecution of senior Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade and has no intention to withdraw the case of visa fraud against her.
"The Obama administration has to clean up this mess with an official and sincere apology. It should be issued by (Secretary of State John) Kerry," wrote CNN Contributor and Radio Talk Show Host Ruben Navarrette.
Indian officials have been angry over the way federal marshals handled Devyani Khobragade, the country's deputy consul general in New York, calling the treatment degrading and inhumane.
The US went in 24 hours from regret and desire to look for a solution to telling India on Friday that Devyani Khobragade was not entitled to diplomatic immunity even in India’s UN mission in New York.
The US State Department has said three things to warrant a new phase of the diplomatic tug of war to be unleashed between the two democracies.
The United States has said it is yet to receive any request from Indian Government with regard to transfer of Devyani Khobragade to India's Permanent Mission to the UN and even when they do, the diplomat's immunity would not be retroactive.