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Praise for diplomat in India-US row

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Reuters

PLEASE NOTE: EDIT CONTAINS MATERIAL THAT WAS ORIGINALLY 4:3

The diplomat at the centre of a row between India and the U.S. is taking up a new role back in India after U.S formally indicted her for visa fraud on Thursday.

Devyani Khobragade was also accused of lying about underpaying a domestic worker.

Khobragade, who was deputy consul-general in New York, was given diplomatic immunity and told to leave the country.

Her father says all charges against her should be dropped.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) UTTAM KHOBRAGADE, FATHER OF INDIAN DIPLOMAT DEVYANI KHOBRAGADE, SAYING:

"(The) Indian parliament is aware that the charges were false and I'm confident the government will continue efforts to compel U.S.A for dropping the charges."

And he's praising the Indian government, people and media for backing Khobragade.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) UTTAM KHOBRAGADE, FATHER OF INDIAN DIPLOMAT DEVYANI KHOBRAGADE, SAYING:

"This whole crisis was created by th