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Nancy Powell resigned as the US Ambassador to India

Apr 1, 2014 12:12 IST

Nancy PowellNancy Powell, the US Ambassador to India on 31 March 2014 announced her resignation in the US Mission Town Hall meeting. The resignation was submitted to Barack Obama, the President of US. She would now get back to her home in Delaware before the end of May 2014.

This action of resignation has ended a thirty-seven year career of Powell. During her long career, her other postings as the US Ambassador includes Uganda, Ghana, Pakistan, Nepal and India as well as service in Canada, Togo, Bangladesh, and Washington, where she was most recently Director General of the Foreign Service.  

This step of Powell had paved a way ahead for a political appointee to the post, so that the bilateral ties between the countries can be repaired.

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The bilateral ties between the two countries were shocked after the Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade was handcuffed and strip-searched in New York in December 2013 on charges of Visa fraud and keeping her made underpaid.

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