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Modi Moves Decisively to Replace Sujatha Singh with S. Jaishankar to Head MEA

  Despite rancour and rumbling from the IFS ranks, Narednra Modi government moved decisively to replace Sujatha Singh as Secretary of the Ministry of External Affairs with known successful aspirant S. Jaishankar. What Manmohan Singh government could not do last year despite preference for S. Jaishankar, the Modi government has shown the diplomats who the boss is and what he ...

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US Appoints Richard Rahul Verma as US Ambassador to India

The US Senate has unanimously confirmed President Barack Obama’s nominee, Richard Rahul Verma, as the next American ambassador to India, making him the first Indian-American to hold the post, in New Delhi. The 46-year-old Verma, a former key aide to then secretary of state Hillary Clinton, was approved by the Senate by a unanimous voice vote on Tuesday, signifying the ...

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Who is Richard Rahul Verma?

The US Senate has confirmed Richard Rahul Verma, also known in short as Rich Verma, to be the next American ambassador to India, making him the first Indian-American envoy in New Delhi, a key element in US diplomacy with its allies. Verma, 46, a former key aide to then secretary of state Hillary Clinton, was approved by the Senate by ...

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Obama Nominates Richard Rahul Verma as US Ambassador to India

Indian-American Richard Rahul Varma has been nominated as the new US Ambassador to India by US President Barack Obama, declared White House on Thursday. The 45-year-old Verma is a senior counselor at the business advisory company led by former secretary of state Madeleine Albright, Steptoe & Johnson law firm and the Albright Stonebridge Group. He was the former Assistant Secretary ...

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