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Jan 11, 2014

U.S. to withdraw diplomat at India’s request as dispute festers

WASHINGTON/NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The United States said on Friday it would withdraw one of its diplomats from New Delhi at India’s request after Washington effectively expelled an Indian envoy at the center of a dispute between the allies.

Devyani Khobragade, 39, who was India’s deputy consul-general in New York, was arrested in December on charges of visa fraud and lying to U.S. authorities about what she paid her housekeeper. Khobragade’s arrest and strip-search provoked protests in India and dealt a serious blow to U.S. efforts to strengthen ties.

Jan 10, 2014

India orders U.S. to withdraw diplomat as row festers

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India ordered the United States on Friday to withdraw one of its diplomats from New Delhi, as the Indian consul at the centre of the row between the two countries flew home after being indicted in New York for visa fraud.

Devyani Khobragade, 39, who was India’s deputy consul-general in New York, was arrested on December 12 and indicted on Thursday before being effectively expelled from the country. Her arrest set off a furore in India amid disclosures that she was handcuffed and strip-searched.

Jan 10, 2014

India orders U.S. to withdraw diplomat as dispute festers

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India ordered the United States on Friday to withdraw one of its diplomats from New Delhi, as the Indian consul at the center of the dispute between the two countries flew home after being indicted in New York for visa fraud.

Devyani Khobragade, 39, who was India’s deputy consul-general in New York, was arrested on December 12 and indicted on Thursday before being effectively expelled from the country. Her arrest set off a furor in India amid disclosures that she was handcuffed and strip-searched.

Jan 9, 2014

In worsening row, India orders club closure, U.S. delays trip

NEW DELHI/WASHINGTON, Jan 8 (Reuters) – The U.S. energy
secretary on Wednesday postponed a visit to India, while New
Delhi ordered the U.S. Embassy to close a club for expatriate
Americans, as a worsening diplomatic row exposed fault lines
between the world’s two most populous democracies.

Furious at the arrest, handcuffing and strip search of its
deputy consul in New York last month, India has reacted by
curtailing privileges offered to U.S. diplomats. The officer,
Devyani Khobragade, was accused by prosecutors of underpaying
her nanny and lying on a visa application,

Jan 8, 2014

India tells U.S. to close embassy club; dispute exposes flaws in ties

NEW DELHI/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – India ordered the United States on Wednesday to close down an embassy club for expatriate Americans in New Delhi, escalating a diplomatic row that has brought faultlines in ties between the nations out in the open.

Furious at the arrest, handcuffing and strip search of its deputy consul in New York last month, India initially reacted by curtailing privileges offered to U.S. diplomats. The officer, Devyani Khobragade, was accused by prosecutors of underpaying her nanny and lying on a visa application,

Jan 8, 2014

India tells US to close embassy club; anger exposes flaws in ties

NEW DELHI/WASHINGTON, Jan 8 (Reuters) – India ordered the
United States on Wednesday to close down an embassy club for
expatriate Americans in New Delhi, escalating a diplomatic row
between the two nations that has brought faultlines in their
ties out in the open.

Furious at the arrest, handcuffing and strip search of its
deputy consul in New York last month, India initially reacted by
curtailing privileges offered to U.S. diplomats. The officer,
Devyani Khobragade, was accused by prosecutors of underpaying
her nanny and lying on a visa application,

Jan 8, 2014

India targets American expatriate club as diplomatic row escalates

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India has told the United States it cannot permit non-diplomats to visit a club at its Delhi embassy, escalating a row over the arrest of an Indian diplomat in New York.

Hundreds of expatriate Americans use the American Community Support Association club, which has a bar, swimming pool, restaurant and a beauty parlor within the embassy premises. The club has been in existence for decades.

Dec 18, 2013

India trims perks for U.S. staff in row over New York envoy arrest

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India took retaliatory measures against the United States on Wednesday in a row over an Indian diplomat who complained of being stripped and forced to undergo “cavity searches” while in U.S. detention.

The measures included a revision of work conditions of Indians employed at U.S. consulates and a freeze on the import of duty-free alcohol.

Dec 17, 2013

India removes security barriers outside U.S. Embassy in row over diplomat’s arrest

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Indian authorities removed concrete security barriers in front of the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi on Tuesday in apparent retaliation for the arrest and allegedly heavy-handed treatment of an Indian diplomat in New York.

New Delhi police used tow trucks and a backhoe loader to drag away long concrete blocks from roads running past the embassy and leading up to gates of the compound, a Reuters witness said. The barriers had prevented vehicles from approaching the compound at high speeds.

Dec 17, 2013

India removes barriers to U.S. embassy as anger grows over diplomat’s arrest

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Indian authorities removed concrete security barriers in front of the U.S. embassy in New Delhi on Tuesday in apparent retaliation for the arrest and allegedly heavy-handed treatment of an Indian diplomat in New York.

New Delhi police used tow trucks and a backhoe loader to drag away long concrete blocks from roads running past the embassy and leading up to gates of the compound, a Reuters witness said. The barriers had prevented vehicles approaching at high speeds.