Obama nominates Richard Verma as new US envoy to India

September 19, 2014 5:43 AM

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Obama nominates Richard Verma as new US envoy to India

Washington: President Barack Obama on Friday nominated Indian-American, Richard Rahul Verma, as the next US Ambassador to India, ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Washington later in September.

If confirmed by the US 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.

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