Not diplomatic, India!

The Indian government’s retaliation against the US embassy staff and other employees of the US State Department in New Delhi is highly immature, grossly childish and totally uncalled for.

By (Salaria Aamir Ahmad, ?by email)

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Published: Fri 20 Dec 2013, 10:10 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 5:09 PM

The Indian government must realise that two wrongs do not make a right. Either they were wrong in the first place in providing those ‘extra’ facilities to the US diplomats present in India or they are wrong now to withdraw them.

This whole drama has been staged by politicians just to get a few extra votes.

These acts are showing up the Indian government in general and the Indian foreign ministry in particular as retaliatory. They are making themselves a laughing stock before neutral, third-party observers.

• The Indian deputy consul-general in New York, Devyani Khobragade, must have done something wrong. Otherwise the US government would not have taken such an extreme measure. US law enforcing agencies strike only when they have undeniable proof to convict a criminal. The Indian government should act responsibly and help in the investigation of the visa fraud involving Khobragade’s domestic help instead of demonstrating an immature attitude by supporting an accused.

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