In Powell’s absence, Deputy Chief of Mission Michael P Pelletier would assume temporary charge.
Nancy Powell’s tenure was part of a larger drift in the India-US partnership, as bureaucratic pettiness took over.
The US said the key partnership with India will continue under whoever is named the next ambassador.
Powell has submitted her resignation to President Obama and, as planned for some time, will retire to her home in Delaware before the end of May.
Ending a nine-year boycott, Powell on Thursday met Gujarat Chief Minister Modi in Gandhinagar and said her country looks forward to working closely with the government India chooses after the Lok Sabha elections.
Powell is the highest-ranking US official to meet Modi since Washington denied him a diplomatic visa in 2005 post 2002 communal riots.
Jaitley said deploring External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid’s remark about the US Ambassador’s meeting with Modi.
Modi expressed hope that a permanent solution will soon be found on the Devyani Khobragade issue.
Reiterating that the US does not take positions in elections of any country, Psaki argued that Powell meeting Modi is not an example of the US taking a position.
Over Modi-Powell meeting, Khurshid hoped America would apply standards consistent with their human rights policies.
Earlier today,Sushilkumar Shinde cancelled his meeting with the US delegation in New Delhi.
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