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India says there's no standoff with US as expelled Indian diplomat returns home

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    Devyani Khobragade, who served as India’s deputy consul general in New York, greets journalists as she leaves Maharastra state house in New Delhi, India, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. Khobragade, 39, is accused of exploiting her Indian-born housekeeper and nanny, allegedly having her work more than 100 hours a week for low pay and lying about it on a visa form. Khobragade has maintained her innocence, and Indian officials have described her treatment as barbaric. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das) (The Associated Press)

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    Devyani Khobragade leaves Maharastra Sadan state house in New Delhi, India, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. Khobragade, 39, is accused of exploiting her Indian-born housekeeper and nanny, allegedly having her work more than 100 hours a week for low pay and lying about it on a visa form. Khobragade has maintained her innocence, and Indian officials have described her treatment as barbaric. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das) (The Associated Press)

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    Devyani Khobragade, who served as India’s deputy consul general in New York, greets journalists as she leaves Maharastra Sadan state house in New Delhi, India, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. Khobragade, 39, is accused of exploiting her Indian-born housekeeper and nanny, allegedly having her work more than 100 hours a week for low pay and lying about it on a visa form. Khobragade has maintained her innocence, and Indian officials have described her treatment as barbaric. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das) (The Associated Press)

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    Devyani Khobragade, who served as India’s deputy consul general in New York, reacts as she is questioned by journalists in New Delhi, India, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. Khobragade, 39, is accused of exploiting her Indian-born housekeeper and nanny, allegedly having her work more than 100 hours a week for low pay and lying about it on a visa form. Khobragade has maintained her innocence, and Indian officials have described her treatment as barbaric. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das) (The Associated Press)

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    Devyani Khobragade, who served as India’s deputy consul general in New York, leaves Maharastra Sadan state house in New Delhi, India, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. Khobragade, 39, is accused of exploiting her Indian-born housekeeper and nanny, allegedly having her work more than 100 hours a week for low pay and lying about it on a visa form. Khobragade has maintained her innocence, and Indian officials have described her treatment as barbaric. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das) (The Associated Press)

India's government says there's no standoff with the U.S. over the arrest and strip search of an Indian diplomat in New York, appearing eager to defuse a controversy that has threatened bilateral ties.

After meeting with Devyani Khobragade, India's deputy consul general in New York, on Saturday following her return to New Delhi, Indian External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid downplayed tensions with the U.S.

He said the two countries would sort out their issues.

Khobragade was indicted by a U.S. federal grand jury on accusations that she exploited her Indian-born housekeeper and nanny, allegedly having her work more than 100 hours a week for low pay and lying about it on a visa form. She denies the charge.

She was allowed to return home in an apparent compromise with India.