frisking and after
US Government regrets frisking of former President of India saying, "Appropriate procedure for expedited screening of dignitaries had not been followed".
And what does our Ministry of External Affairs say about it. Here are the words – "US authorities have explained to us that under existing US regulation, former President Abdul Kalam does not fall into the category of persons exempt from security screening. However, US authorities extended usual courtesies to him at the airport, including escort and private screening".
If the usual courtsies were extended, then where was the need for apologies. Clearly the MEA is more eager than the US Government to bail out its officers. With this sort of response, we can expect even the present PM forced to remove his turban because it will be in accordance with normal(sic) behaviour of theirs.