NIRUPAMA RAO

  • Crisis created by US, says Devyani's father as she leaves for India January 10, 2014

    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 December 23, 2013

    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 stripsearch of senior diplomat Devyani Khobragade on visa fraud charges. Jaishankar, who till recently was India's Ambassador to China, arrives in Washington at a...
  • Indian diplomat Devyani eligible for immunity, claims lawyer December 15, 2013

    New Delhi/Vadodara: There seems to be no end to the standoff 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 November 19, 2013

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

    Washington: Against the backdrop of terror strikes in Jammu, India's concerns over continued activities of LashkareTaiba emanating from Pakistan and freedom to JamaatudDawa 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, Indian...
  • US, India discuss joint production of military equipment August 6, 2013

    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? June 29, 2013

    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? June 29, 2013

    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 June 29, 2013

    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...
  • Ambassadors Nancy Powell and Nirupama Rao take IBNLive readers' questions June 28, 2013

    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 June 26, 2013

    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 longterm bilateral and strategic partnership between the two countries. "My senior colleagues at the...
  • Mars Mission, an exciting opportunity for collaboration: US March 22, 2013

    Washington: India's first Mars Orbit mission this year offers an exciting opportunity for the collaboration between the two countries in this field, a senior US official has said. "We should seek to increase our commercial space cooperation and create opportunities for US and Indian companies and our very capable space...
  • US pitches for greater role for India September 17, 2012

    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 to...
  • Attack on any faith an attack on US freedom: Obama August 11, 2012

    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 faith...
  • US offers full cooperation in gurudwara shooting: Nirupma Rao August 9, 2012

    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 August 9, 2012

    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 CNNIBN, Rao said the US was leaving "no stone unturned" in the investigations into the incident. "We...
  • Gurudwara shooting: Rao meets victims' families August 8, 2012

    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 peace...
  • US gurudwara shooter's former girlfriend held August 8, 2012

    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 a...
  • US gurudwara shooting: 'Have spoken to White House' August 6, 2012

    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 August 6, 2012

    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 July 20, 2012

    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 vessel...
  • PeopletoPeople Ties: The Heart of the USIndia Partnership July 19, 2012

    As a followup to the USIndia 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 peopletopeople ties are the heart of the USIndia relationship. Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asia Robert Blake moderated...
  • India, US closer than ever: Indian envoy July 3, 2012

    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", an...
  • Need to prevent return of Taliban post 2014: India June 9, 2012

    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 that...
  • Avoid protectionism, Indian envoy tells US April 29, 2012

    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 are...
  • India takes up SRK detention issue with US April 15, 2012

    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 April 13, 2012

    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' April 11, 2012

    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 Ambassador...
  • Indian embassy in US evacuated after bomb scare April 10, 2012

    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 DC. Reacting...
  • China a key priority of Indian foreign policy: Rao March 24, 2012

    Washington: China is a key priority of India's foreign policy and the country is attempting to establish a strategic and cooperative partnership with Beijing, Indian Ambassador to the US Nirupama Rao has said. "China, as another immediate neighbour, is a key priority of India's foreign policy. We have attempted to...