Eric Garcetti, former Los Angeles mayor, confirmed as US Ambassador to India

Eric Garcetti, former Los Angeles mayor, confirmed as US Ambassador to India

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Category : Appointment/Resignation Published on: March 17 2023

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  • Eric Garcetti has been confirmed as the new US ambassador to India, and will take up a position that has been vacant since Jan 2021.
  • He was originally nominated by President Joe Biden in July 2021, and renominated in January this year.
  • In New Delhi, the 52-year-old will succeed Ken Juster, who was nominated by then President Donald Trump and became the envoy to India in May 2017, and resigned after the change in presidency from Trump to Biden.
  • The position has remained vacant for more than two years.
  • Kenneth Juster, the last occupant of the ambassadorial residence of the US in New Delhi, stepped down in January 2021 after the change of government in America.
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