Nancy Powell, US Ambassador to India Resigns

Discussion on India's Investment in USA's Upstream Oil & Gas Sector
  • U.S. Ambassador to India Nancy Powell resigned on Monday
  • New incumbent faces challenge of repairing bilateral ties ruptured by strip-searching of Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade last December.
  • Powell announced she would resign and retire to her home in Delaware before May-end.
  • Powell’s removal in offing as US, Indian officials blamed Devyani episode on State Dept’s lack of understanding of political implication of action.
  • A political appointee, it is presumed, will start with a clean slate without baggage of having being involved in operation to fix Indian diplomat.

Exams Perspective:

  1. Devyani Kobragade Issue
  2. India USA Bilateral Relations