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India Asks U.S. Embassy In New Delhi To Withdraw A Diplomat

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January 10, 2014 AT 3:20 AM
India asked the United States to withdraw a diplomat from its embassy in New Delhi on Friday, in the latest retaliatory action over the arrest of an Indian consular official in New York on charges of visa fraud. An Indian government official said the U.S. diplomat was involved in the case of Devyani Khobragade, the New York-based Indian consular official, that has strained ties between the two countries. Khobragade flew home from the United States after a deal in which she was indicted for visa fraud and lying about how much she paid her housekeeper, but was allowed to leave because of diplomatic immunity. Meanwhile, her father praised the Indian government's handling of the matter