No Indian diplomat since India’s independence has been in the limelight as much as Devyani Khobragade, Deputy Consul General of the NYC Indian Consulate. She’s since been transferred to the United Nations but has yet to be accredited by the U.S. State Department and Diplomatic immunity is not retroactive (won’t cover alleged past criminal actions).
Devyani’s arrest on December 12 has triggered a massive diplomatic row between the United States and India. News that Devyani was strip searched by U.S. Marshals after her arrest has incensed Indian officials who are demanding an unconditional apology from the U.S.
The $64,000 question now is how L’affaire Devyani will ultimately play out.