Obama nominates Indian-American Richard Verma as new US envoy to India

September 19, 2014 10:32 PM



President Barack Obama has nominated Indian-American, Richard Rahul Verma, as the next US Ambassador to India, ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Washington later this month.


If confirmed by the Senate, Verma, who earlier served as the Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Affairs and is now in the private sector, would be the first Indian-American to serve as the top US diplomat in New Delhi.

Obama announced his nomination late yesterday along with several other key administration appointments.

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