Ms Khobragade, a 1999 India Foreign Service officer and mother of two daughters has now returned to India.
Ms Khobragade speaks to NDTV's Barkha Dutt on her arrest and the case against her:
- I am thankful to the country, the government and the Indian Foreign Service officials for rallying behind me
- I don't feel abandoned. Have full faith in government and I am confident that I will get justice
- Don't know how negotiations are progressing in my case
- Diplomacy doesn't play out in public domain, I'm sure things are moving
- I want the crisis and its impact on my life should be resolved
- I don't want to be in headlines, want Indo-US ties to be better
On her arrest last December:
- I dropped my kids to the school. When I came out, a man and a woman came to me and said they have arrest warrant against me.
- I was arrested outside my kids' school
- I asked for my lawyer, the security officials showed me handcuffs
- I said I am a diplomat and have some immunity, I won't be arrested. They then took me in their car.
- My boots, accessories were taken away and I was handcuffed in the car park and taken to the US Marshal's office
- Then the entire process started and I was strip-searched. I was cavity-searched, treated like an ordinary criminal
On charges of underpaying her domestic help in US, visa fraud:
- I paid my domestic help whatever she was entitled to under US laws
- I actually paid my help more than what was written in contract if all perks are calculated
- A portion of my domestic help's salary was also paid in India. And I have her signature as proof.
- My domestic help wanted to live outside, bring her family to the US
- Americans don't have a case against me
- US officials didn't probe case properly
- The second indictment is like a hanging sword on me; it's unfair and unjust
- A plea bargain in US would have set a wrong precedent for my colleagues
- I never hid the fact that my kids have both Indian and US passports
- My kids were born in the US and are considered US citizens