Uttam Khobragade

former IAS , known only for Devyani Khobragade incident and the Adarsh Housing Society scam

Uttam Khobragade is a retired officer of the Indian Administrative Service and father of an Indian Foreign Service officer to the United States, Devyani Khobragade.


  • In response to news that Devyani Khobragade's 9 January 2014 indictment was dismissed - "They tried to trap Devyani with a false complaint against her. I thank the Indian government and the Indians for their cooperation and help. She will go back to America with full diplomatic immunity."
  • In response to his grandchildren holding dual passports in a way said to be contrary to law - "What is the big deal? Their mother is an Indian diplomat, so they used an Indian passport. The passports were duly kept in the custody of Indian mission in New York once they had received US passports... When we were taking the kids to the US, we were told as they were natural US citizens they should get US passports."

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