"Did we celebrate that he did not get visa? Are we going to be depressed that he got the visa?” asked External Minister Salman Khurshid.
Powell met Modi at Gandhinagar, ending a nine-year US boycott of the BJP leader.
"As far as their ambassador or any other diplomat is concerned, they are free in this country to move and get information that helps them to understand India, dynamics of Indian politics better, as we do in their country," Khurshid stated.
The External Affairs Minister also underscored it was US position on whether to change their stand or not on Modi.
It was for the first time in 13 years that a US Ambassador-level officer travelled to Gandhinagar to meet Modi.
United States has insisted that its policy on granting visa to Modi has not changed.


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