05/20/2014 04:40 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Are U.S.-India Diplomatic Strains Over? (VIDEO)

On this week's episode of Conversations with Nicholas Kralev, Nisha Biswal, assistant secretary of state for South and Central Asian affairs, talks about the complex U.S.-India relationship, and about attitudes toward Russia in Central Asia.

"Some of the moves Russia has taken in Ukraine cause a great deal of anxiety in Central Asia," Biswal says. "We would say to our Russian friends: Is this really the basis on which you want to engage with all of the countries on your periphery?"

Biswal also talks about what the State Department learned from the recent arrest of Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade in New York, and about the deteriorating human rights situation in Sri Lanka.

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