Richard Verma has arrived in India to begin his duties as US Ambassador to the country, reports Indian Express.
He’s the first Indian American to ever hold the position. He takes the helm just one month before President Obama is scheduled to visit the country.
“I am honored to serve as US Ambassador to India at such an exciting time in our bilateral relationship. I look forward to meeting the Indian people and working together with the Indian government on our shared goals of security, development, and prosperity,” Verma said.