The Khobragade episode raises a more pertinent question than one of diplomatic immunity – what kind of people is India’s Ministry of External Affairs hiring to be the country’s face to the world? In the last two years alone, two Indian consular officers to the US have been in the news on charges of fraud and mistreatment of employees. Khobragade’s name has already appeared in relation to the controversial Adarsh Cooperative Housing Society scam, yet she was chosen to represent India to an important international partner. Is the IFS so short-staffed that they need to appoint people with questionable backgrounds to important posts in other countries?
It is highly unlikely the MEA or Khobragade were unaware of US visa or labour laws. In effect, the diplomat knowingly and wilfully violated the laws of a foreign power, one is tempted to say, with the same hubris shown at home. It is well known that appointments to countries of significance like the US, Russia, or Great Britain are handpicked by the government due to their sensitivity and importance. The question arises, how has the UPA’s MEA dropped the ball so badly in the last few years? Why is South Block hiring people of dubious repute?
In international politics there is no right or wrong, only sovereignty and the power to defend it. That, however, should not be taken to mean it is a wise course of action for Delhi to send frauds to represent it in foreign capitals; it hurts the reputation of India and Indians to be represented by people who make the news for the wrong reasons. It certainly is not the way Delhi's much touted soft power operates.
Devyani Khobragade case: More than just a question of diplomatic immunity - Analysis - DNA
I dont think MEA Mandarins do not know what you know. Khobrgade must have become a thorn for someone powerful and they removed the thorn. Richard became handy and the issue was blown out of proportion. Either Richard or K has something which is quite sensitive and they have to be shown their place. That was achieved by US. If some secret project can go wrong, it will go wrong-so says Peter.
So, little crybaby got what he wanted and he thinks he has proof Santa exists.
prasad1 -- stop taking idiotic potshots against me, if you don't I will call spade a spade, you can run crying to Santa .....
prasad1 -- yes, of course, I am a bully to you and to your ilk, நான் நல்லவனுக்கு நல்லவன், கெட்டவனுக்கு கெட்டவன். Stop taking potshots at me directly or indirectly, and all will be well. If not, be prepared to deal with the consequences of your own stupidity, ஜாக்ரதை.I avoid responding to your childish pranks.
Have you seen a bully, you are it (just look in the mirror) or if have doubt, ask around.
Finally, the IG is showing some spine. But I am not convinced yet. Wait and see whether IG buckles yet again or not.....
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