"State Department, on behalf of US Govt, expressed condolences and assured they are working with all agencies concerned to ensure speedy justice," the Indian Embassy in the US said in a series of tweets.
The Obama administration has strengthened the US' relationship with India in the last eight years, the State Department has said, exuding confidence that ties would continue to chart the same trajectory under the administration of President-elect Donald Trump.
The United States, the official noted, has also said that with respect to the issues emanating from Kashmir, that it believes that this is something that the two countries need to determine through the dialogue.
"This is the highest rate of growth for Indian students in the history of the Open Doors project, which spans back to 1954-55," said the report published by the Institute of International Education.
Participating in a panel discussion on 'Unlocking Investment in Developing Countries' at the State Department here, Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy Minister Piyush Goyal said in the next five to six years, India needs huge capital investment around USD 250 billion to meet its renewable energy goals.
The request to meet Modi has been made by Powell herself, but the spokesperson did not comment on the possible date of the meeting, which is expected to take place in Ahmedabad this month.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was admitted to a New York hospital on Sunday with a blood clot linked to a concussion she suffered earlier in December, the State Department said in an announcement that looked sure to stir up speculation over the health of one of America's best-known political figures.
The US has has said there is no change in its visa policy with regard to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi.
India and the US remain "vital" markets for each other, a top official here has said, refuting reports that American investment in India has dropped.
It could be months before efforts to broker a peace deal between the Afghan government and the Taliban bear fruit, US Defense Secretary Robert Gates said in an interview aired on Sunday.