US Senate confirms Eric Garcetti as next ambassador to India

The US Senate on Wednesday confirmed the former mayor of Los Angeles, EriC Garcetti, to be the ambassador to India, ending a two-year wait. Garcetti won the mandate by a vote of 52 to 42, a major victory for US President Joe Biden as well, who stuck by his political ally in the face of allegations and the prolonged process that has left the world’s most populous democracies without US representatives.