NEW DELHI: India has asked the US to reconsider its latest order on foreign students, saying it would seriously inconvenience the 2,00,000-strong Indian student community in US.
Strongly raising the issue during consultations on Tuesday between foreign secretary Harsh Shringla and US undersecretary David Hale, India said it was “disappointed” by the order. The US Student and Exchange Visitor Program has issued a direction asking foreign students in US schools and colleges, whose classes have moved online, to return to their own countries.
This, Shringla said, would aggravate the uncertainty students are battling with Covid. India asked for “flexibility” in US norms to make it easier for its students. The US side agreed to take a relook.