India and U.S.

Diplomatic storm

Print edition : January 24, 2014

Police removing a barricade outside the main entrance of the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi on December 17, 2013. Photo: PTI

Devyani Khobragade, India’s Deputy Consul General in New York. Photo: PTI

Sangeeta Richard, Devyani's maid. Photo: PTI

Members of the Communist Party of India demonstrate outside the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi on December 21. Photo: V. Sudershan

A group supporting domestic workers’ rights stage a protest outside the Indian Consulate General in New York on December 20. Photo: STAN HONDA/AFP

Although India has taken a tough stand against the U.S. over the arrest of its diplomat Devyani Khobragade in New York, the government’s muted response to other provocations such as spying shows that it is keen to remain America’s “global strategic partner”.
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