Nirupama Rao

  • Crisis created by US, says Devyani's father as she leaves for India 10-01-2014 11:26 AM

    New Delhi: Reiterating his stand that her daughter and Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade has been framed on false charges, Uttam Khobragade said that the crisis revolving around his daughter had been created by the United States of America. His statements come at a time when Devyani has left for India...
  • US: New Indian envoy S Jaishankar to take charge amid Devyani row 23-12-2013 06:05 PM

    Washington: S Jaishankar, the new Indian Ambassador to the US, will arrive in that country to take charge amid a raging diplomatic row over the arrest and strip-search of senior diplomat Devyani Khobragade on visa fraud charges. Jaishankar, who till recently was India's Ambassador to China, arrives in Washington at...
  • Indian diplomat Devyani eligible for immunity, claims lawyer 15-12-2013 09:26 AM

    New Delhi/Vadodara: There seems to be no end to the stand-off over diplomatic immunity of India's deputy consul Devyani Khobragade with her lawyer claiming that his client does enjoy diplomatic immunity. "We believe and we have said in court that Ms Khobargade is entitled to immunity by virtue of her...
  • Nirupama Rao named visiting fellow at Brown University 19-11-2013 07:15 AM

    Washington: Nirupama Rao, the former Indian Ambassador to the US, has been named as the 'Meera and Vikram Gandhi Fellow' with the Brown-India initiative at the Watson Institute for International Studies. Rao, who till early November was India's top envoy in the US, would use her one-year term at the...
  • PM Manmohan Singh to raise terror concerns with Barack Obama 27-09-2013 09:40 AM

    Washington: Against the backdrop of terror strikes in Jammu, India's concerns over continued activities of Lashkar-e-Taiba emanating from Pakistan and freedom to Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed are expected to figure in the talks between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and US President Barack Obama in Washington on Friday. Giving this indication,...
  • US, India discuss joint production of military equipment 06-08-2013 10:30 PM

    Washington: A top American defence official and the head of India's DRDO have discussed ways to take bilateral defence cooperation towards the goal of joint development and production of military gear. US Deputy Secretary of Defence Ash Carter and DRDO chief Avinash Chander also held talks on measures to deepen...
  • Is it too difficult for India to take up tough issues with US? 29-06-2013 07:59 PM

    Acting on its concern and surprise at the internet data mining by US intelligence agencies, including from India, the Indian government has taken up the issue with the US envoy, government sources said on Thursday. ...
  • World View: Are India and US unable to tackle the tough issues between them? 29-06-2013 12:18 PM

    This week on WorldView: In an exclusive interview with US Ambassador to India Nancy Powell and Indian Ambassador to the US Nirupama Rao, we ask are India and US unable to tackle the tough issues between them? ...
  • India not willing to play by the rules: US lawmakers 29-06-2013 09:45 AM

    Washington: Top American lawmakers on Friday criticised India's trade and business policies, saying that New Delhi is not willing to play by the rules. "When you look at India's industrial policy, trade barriers, the rampant piracy, the tax discrimination and what appears to be an absolute disregard for our intellectual...
  • Ambassadors Nancy Powell and Nirupama Rao take IBNLive readers' questions 28-06-2013 05:56 PM

    Nancy Jo Powell United States Ambassador to India and Nirupama Rao, Ambassador of India to the United States take readers questions on World View. ...
  • India ready to discuss patent policies with US lawmakers 26-06-2013 07:45 AM

    Washington: Asserting that the Indian Patents Act related to pharmaceutical products is not discriminatory against foreign companies, Indian Ambassador to the United States, Nirupama Rao, offered concerned lawmakers to discuss the issue for the sake of long-term bilateral and strategic partnership between the two countries. "My senior colleagues at the...
  • US pitches for greater role for India 17-09-2012 10:40 PM

    New Delhi: Noting an upswing in bilateral ties over the years, the US today pitched for greater role for India in the world and said it was keen to work with New Delhi on it. "The US can work with India over its growing role in the world," US Ambassador...
  • Attack on any faith an attack on US freedom: Obama 11-08-2012 01:18 PM

    Washington: Condemning the recent attack on a Gurdwara in Wisconsin that left six Sikhs dead, US President Barack Obama has said attack on any faith is an attack on the freedom of all Americans and such acts have no place in the American society. "The attack on Americans of any...
  • US offers full cooperation in gurudwara shooting: Nirupma Rao 09-08-2012 11:02 PM

    Indian Ambassador to the US, Nirupama Rao returned from the US where she visited the Oak Creek Gurudwara. ...
  • US gurudwara shooting an isolated incident: Rao 09-08-2012 09:10 AM

    Washington: The US gurudwara shooting was an isolated incident and India should not create a fear psychosis amongst its citizens, Indian Ambassador to the US Nirupama Rao said on Thursday. In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, Rao said the US was leaving "no stone unturned" in the investigations into the...
  • Gurudwara shooting: Rao meets victims' families 08-08-2012 01:03 PM

    Washington: Indian Ambassador to the US Nirupama Rao was briefed by the FBI and local police about the investigation into the Gurudwara shooting incident as she visited Milwaukee to offer support to the victims and their families. As expressions of support poured in from across the nation, with people holding...
  • US gurudwara shooter's former girlfriend held 08-08-2012 08:06 AM

    Wisconsin: The former girlfriend of slain suspect Michael Page in Wisconsin gurudwara shooting has been arrested and is facing charges of felony possession of weapons. However, it is unclear if the weapon was illegal and if she is involved in the shootings. Reportedly, during a search operation, the police recovered...
  • US gurudwara shooting: 'Have spoken to White House' 06-08-2012 08:43 AM

    A deadly shooting in a gurudwara in Oak Creek in the state of Wisconsin has left six people dead. ...
  • Gurudwara shooting: Indian embassy in touch with US 06-08-2012 01:01 AM

    Washington: India on Sunday said its embassy in Washington has been in touch with the US National Security Council on the tragic incident of firing inside a Gurudwara in Wisconsin that left at least seven people dead. Indian Ambassador to the US Nirupama Rao said that an official has been...
  • Fisherman killing: US assures of thorough probe 20-07-2012 10:10 AM

    Washington: Seeking to assuage the apprehensions of India, the United States has assured that it would conduct a "thorough and independent" probe into the death of Indian fisherman and would "keep it apprised of full facts of the incident". Earlier, the US had confirmed that shots fired by its Navy...
  • People-to-People Ties: The Heart of the US-India Partnership 19-07-2012 01:47 PM

    As a follow-up to the US-India Higher Education Dialogue, Under Secretary of State for Public Affairs and Public Diplomacy Tara Sonenshine and Indian Ambassador to the US Nirupama Rao discussed how people-to-people ties are the heart of the US-India relationship. Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asia Robert Blake moderated...
  • India, US closer than ever: Indian envoy 03-07-2012 11:51 AM

    Washington: Indian Ambassador Nirupama Rao has said shared economic, diplomatic and security goals have brought the two nations and their peoples closer than ever. The recently concluded annual strategic dialogue between India and the US had led to several important advancements in their strategic partnership, she wrote in "The Hill",...
  • Need to prevent return of Taliban post 2014: India 09-06-2012 12:09 PM

    Washington: Observing that the drawdown of US troops from Afghanistan by 2014 is now a reality, a top Indian diplomat said there is need to ensure that Taliban does not regain prominence after that. "There are definite indications of a drawdown in the US presence in Afghanistan. That's the reality...
  • Avoid protectionism, Indian envoy tells US 29-04-2012 03:58 AM

    Washington: India's Ambassador Nirupama Rao has asked American students to be alert to the "stifling effects" of protectionism as it is retrogressive and hinders economic growth and development in the age of globalisation. "Borders between nations are becoming increasingly porous, and in time, they will be increasingly irrelevant, as people...
  • India takes up SRK detention issue with US 15-04-2012 12:37 PM

    New York: India has taken up with the US the issue of Shah Rukh Khan's detention at a New York airport, conveying its "deep concern" over the incident that "need not have happened". "We have taken it up with the State Department," Indian Ambassador to the US Nirupama Rao told...
  • US apologises for detaining SRK, India upset 13-04-2012 11:27 AM

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister SM Krishna on Friday talked tough on the Shah Rukh Khan detention case at a New York aiport, saying that such incidents could not continue anymore. "It has become a habit these days to first detain and then apologise. This can't continue," said Krishna, who...
  • 'South Asian behind Indian embassy bomb threat' 11-04-2012 08:02 PM

    Washington: The bomb threat to the Indian Embassy in Washington was made by a caller from the western US state of Utah speaking in "Hinglish", indicating that he was apparently of South Asian origin, sources said in Washington. The bomb threat prompted the evacuation of the Embassy premises, chancery and...
  • Indian embassy in US evacuated after bomb scare 10-04-2012 10:25 PM

    Washington DC: The Indian Embassy in the US was on Tuesday evacuated following a bomb threat. However, all the employees of the embassy were reported to be safe. The authorities conducted searches in the buildings of both the Indian embassy as well as the consulate in Mass Avenue, downtown Washington...