The arrest and the treatment meted out to the Indian Deputy Consul General in New York, Devyani Khobragade, by the American authorities was outrageous. It indicates how the US administration views India and its diplomats.

 

This is not the first time that an Indian diplomat has faced  such indignity.  Three years ago, the Indian Ambassador to the US, Meera Shankar, was subjected to a pat down security search at a US airport.  A similar situation occurred with the India‚Äôs Permanent Representative at the United Nations. 

 

The Indian government has to take firm reciprocal measures with regard to US diplomatic missions here.  Further, the Indian government should get an assurance from the United States that it will  adhere to the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations with regard to our diplomatic personnel in the United States.