Devyani Khobragade, whose arrest led to India-US spat, made envoy to Cambodia

Devyani Khobragade is a 1999-batch IFS officer and was serving as joint secretary.

IFS officer Devyani Uttam Khobragade was in the headlines for weeks in December 2013 after US authorities charged her with visa fraud and arrested her.

The incident triggered a major diplomatic row between the Indian and US governments. Her appointment is signficant as the US visa fraud case and an MEA inquiry against her meant she did not get any major foreign postings until now.

On Thursday, the ministry of external affairs announced Devyani Khobragade had been appointed India’s next ambassador to the Kingdom of Cambodia.

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