5th May, 2021
There is big news coming out of America at this time. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti may be appointed as the US Ambassador to India. US President Joe Biden is considering the decision. The news agency ANI has given this information to the US media. According to US media, US President Joe Biden is considering appointing Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti as the new ambassador to India.
Daniel Smith appointed as Interim Ambassador to India
US President Joe Biden has decided to send Daniel Smith to India as his interim ambassador in the midst of the humanitarian crisis created by the Covid-19 infection in India, to enhance cooperation between the two countries. The US State Department said that Ambassador Daniel Smith, director of the Foreign Service Institute, who recently served as caretaker foreign minister and caretaker deputy foreign minister, will leave for New Delhi to serve as interim chief of the US embassy in India.
The post has been lying vacant since 20 January
The post of US Ambassador to India has been lying vacant since January 20. Biden was sworn in as the 46th president on 20 January. Appointment to this position requires Senate confirmation. The confirmation process takes several months after being nominated for the post. In the midst of the deepening humanitarian crisis in India, the Biden administration could not keep the post of its embassy chief in New Delhi vacant. State Department spokesman Ned Price said Smith's appointment underscores America's strong commitment to partnership with the Indian government and the Indian people.