Indians’ Safety First, Strategic Partnership Later: Sushma Swaraj On Indians Attacks In US

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday said the government would not allow its “strategic partnership” or “good relations” with the United States to become a hindrance in demanding justice for two persons of Indian origin who were murdered there. “Strategic partnership is a separate issue. It does not mean that we will overlook our own interests,” said Swaraj while speaking in Rajya Sabha after a few members sought to know whether the Indian government was putting adequate pressure on the US to punish the guilty in view of the strategic partnership. Srinivas Kuchibhotla and Harnish Patel were murdered in the United States in last one month, while Deep Rai was injured in one of the attacks.