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US Names Indian-American Atul Keshap Acting Envoy to India

The US has appointed Indian-American career diplomat Atul Keshap, a former Indian employee at the State Department, as the country’s chief affairs officer in Delhi.
“The appointment of Ambassador Keshap will strengthen the United States’ close partnership with the government and the Indian people, which is evident in our collaboration in addressing global challenges such as the -19 pandemic,” the US State Department said in a statement on Tuesday .
Keshap, 50, a senior foreign service career member, will be leaving for New Delhi to serve as ad interim chargé d’affaires after Ambassador Daniel Smith retires, he said.
“Keshap will bring a wealth of experience to the position, having previously worked at the US Embassy in New Delhi and as Deputy Secretary of State for South Asia,” the statement said.
Most recently he was Senior Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Office of East Asia and the Pacific Affairs and US Ambassador to Sri Lanka and the Maldives.

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