RICHARD RAHUL VERMA NOMINATED BY PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA AS NEXT US ENVOY TO INDIA
President Barack Obama on Thursday nominated former state department official Richard Rahul Verma, an Indian-American, as the next US ambassador to India.
Verma served as secretary of state Hillary Clinton’s point man on legislative affairs, working Capitol Hill using his experience there as a long-time congressional aide.
The US Embassy in New Delhi is currently headed by a Charge d’affaires, Kathleen Stephens.
Verma, 45, said to be a close confidant of the President and also former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, currently serves as Senior Counselor at Steptoe & Johnson LLP and Albright Stonebridge Group. He is also a Senior National Security Fellow at the Center for American Progress.