Victoria Nuland

  • US aid to India drops during economic crisis 11-11-2012 04:56 AM

    Washington: The US aid to India has dropped by over 25 per cent since 2010, as the country goes through a grave economic crisis but the Obama Administration has adopted a new model of assistance to focus on poverty alleviation and addressing security challenges like terrorism. From a total assistance...
  • US refrains from commenting on Krishna's resignation 27-10-2012 08:14 AM

    Washington: Amid reports of Indian External Affairs Minister S M Krishna's resignation, US refrained from expressing its views on the resignation as this has not been formally announced, the State Department said. "We've seen the press reports that he's offered to resign. To my understanding, there are still ongoing discussions...
  • US acknowledges 'goof up' in its India maps 05-01-2012 07:05 AM

    Washington: As US State Department on Wednesday posted a new map of India reflecting its long standing official position on the country's geographical boundaries, its spokesman acknowledged of having made a "goof up" in this regard, which had resulted in a strong objection from New Delhi. "We made a goof...
  • US for bilateral channels to resolve Kashmir issue 05-01-2012 01:33 AM

    Washington: The US on Wednesday said it believes that Kashmir issue can be best resolved through bilateral channels between India and Pakistan and praised the resumption of talks between the two neighbours. "The US believes that this (Kashmir) issue is best solved in bilateral channels. We've been very supportive of...
  • Map showing PoK in Pak not removed from US site 04-01-2012 06:43 AM

    New Delhi: The US state department triggers a fresh MAP controversy after posting a new map of India on its official website that reflects the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir as a disputed territory. Last year in November the state department was criticised by the ministry of external affairs for...
  • No cut in $ 700 mn aid to Pakistan: US 14-12-2011 07:51 AM

    The US state department spokesperson said that it is an on-going move in the Congress right now. ...
  • No cut in $ 700 mn civilian aid to Pakistan: US 14-12-2011 03:37 AM

    Washington: Struggling hard to restore its ties with Pakistan in the aftermath of NATO air strike last month, the Obama Administration on Tuesday said that it has not cut any civilian aid to Pakistan, noting that this is an on-going move in the Congress right now. "Well, first of all,...
  • US working on plight of Tri-valley students 27-10-2011 11:10 AM

    Washington: The United States has assured India that it was 'continuing to work' on the issue of hundreds of Indian students affected by the 'horrible visa scam' by California based 'sham' Tri-Valley University. Some 85 per cent of over 1500 TVU students were Indian, mostly from Andhra Pradesh. US authorities...
  • Engagement with Pakistan will continue: US 07-10-2011 09:46 AM

    Washington: A State Department official on Thursday said that the US would continue to work to improve its relationship with Pakistan. "As we've said many times over the last couple of days and weeks, we are engaged intensively with Pakistan at all levels. That engagement will continue," the State Department...
  • US reviewing to designate Haqqani network as FTO 28-09-2011 12:35 PM

    Washington: The US is reviewing whether to designate the dreaded Haqqani network based in Pakistan as a foreign terrorist organisation (FTO), even as it has already slapped sanctions on seven of its "kingpins", including Badruddin Haqqani who was designated as a global terrorist. "We are continuing to review whether to...
  • Protests in India an internal matter: US 19-08-2011 07:48 AM

    Washington: The US has asserted widespread protests in India against corruption is an internal matter and it is confident that New Delhi will tackle the popular concerns using democratic tools. "Let me start by saying that the ongoing situation in India is an internal matter for Indians. The US does...
  • BJP slams US State Depart's remarks on Anna 12-08-2011 09:47 PM

    New Delhi: BJP on Friday slammed the remarks of a the US State Department on Anna Hazare, saying no country has any right or authority to advise India on how it handles protests. "...India is a sovereign country and no country, including the US, has got any right or authority...
  • US comments on peaceful protests needless: India 12-08-2011 07:01 PM

    New Delhi: India on Friday called US' comments asking for restraint in dealing with peaceful protests a "needless" one. Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Vishnu Prakash responded to comments by US State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland by saying that freedoms of speech and expression, are enshrinedin the Constitution ofIndia. "We...
  • Days of Mummar Gaddafi are numbered: US 17-06-2011 12:18 AM

    Washington: The days of the Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi are numbered as he is increasingly getting isolated, the United States said on Thursday. "We feel strongly that the pressure that the international community has brought to bear on Gaddafi and his regime is having an effect," the new State Department...