Kenneth Ian Juster US envoy to India

President Donald Trump has sent Kenneth Ian Juster’s nomination to the US Senate for the next American ambassador to India. A confirmation hearing of the Senate on his nomination is likely to be scheduled to be held soon.

Juster, played a key role in the Indo-US ties under the Bush Administration. He served as the Under Secretary of Commerce for Industry and Security from 2001 to 2005.

He was also the Deputy Assistant to Trump for the International Economic Affairs and Deputy Director of National Economic Council from January-June this year.

Juster would replace Richard Verma as the top American diplomat to India if his name is confirmed. The position has been vacant since 20th of January after Mr Verma put in his papers as Trump took over as the US President.

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