I am graduating in mid Aug and my passport is valid till starting of August. The earliest date I can apply for OPT is May 13th.

Since, my passport is going to expire soon, in an ideal world I would have gone for passport renewal before applying for OPT.

But right now, Indian embassy has temporarily suspended renewal of passports (any my case doesn't come under emergency).

Thus, I am stuck with a passport which is soon going to expire. So should I take the risk and apply for OPT with this soon-to-to-expired passport? Or risk waiting for Indian embassy to start processing passports again, get a new passport and risk it with my timelines in the OPT process?