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Obama nominates Indian-American as ambassador to India

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama nominated former State Department official Richard Verma as U.S. ambassador to India on Thursday, just ahead of a visit to Washington by new Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a White House statement said.

Verma, an Indian-American, served as assistant secretary of state for legislative affairs at the State Department in the Obama administration from 2009 to 2011.

Sep 18, 2014
Sep 18, 2014

Obama to nominate Indian-American as India ambassador

WASHINGTON, Sept 18 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama will
nominate former State Department official Richard Verma as U.S.
ambassador to India, just ahead of a visit to Washington by new
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, White House officials said
on Thursday.

Verma, an Indian-American, served as assistant secretary of
state for legislative affairs at the State Department in the
Obama administration from 2009 to 2011.

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      "Jeff Mason covers the White House for Reuters. He was the lead correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and has been posted in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain, traveling with all three candidates. Jeff has also been posted in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry and Brussels, Belgium, where he covered climate change and the European Union. He has appeared on MSNBC, CNN, BBC, and NPR. Jeff is a graduate of Northwestern University and a former Fulbright scholar."
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