India and the US may still be embroiled in a legal tangle over diplomat Devyani Khobragade, but at least it seems the family will soon be reunited. According to an Indian official in New York, Khobragade’s husband Aakash Singh Rathore, an American citizen, is soon likely to be taking up a teaching assignment at Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University. Khobragade’s two daughters, both American citizens, will also be joining them. Washington has so far refused to entertain India’s demand that charges against Khobragade of visa fraud and underpaying her nanny be dropped, which are an impediment against her entry into the US with her current non-immune status. JNU Vice-chancellor S K Sopory though, tells the media that he was not aware of any such job offer to Rathore. Meanwhile, Devyani’s father and retired IAS officer Uttam Khobragade says that Rathore was “looking at options. He will either join Delhi University or the JNU.” He also pointed out that Rathore was teaching at DU earlier as a reader in philosophy. Rathore and the two children were staying at the Indian mission premises in New York even after Khobragade’s posting there had ended, and she had left the US. Devyani is now posted as a director in the External Affairs Ministry’s HQ in Delhi. Rathore was born in New York and presently teaches at the University of Pennsylvania.

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