US ambassador to India Nancy Powell resigns

Eurasia News

NEW DELHI: The United States ambassador to India Nancy Powell has resigned and will return to the US, an embassy statement said.

“US Ambassador to India Nancy J Powell announced in a US Mission Town Hall meeting March 31 that she has submitted her resignation to President Obama and, as planned for some time, will retire to her home in Delaware before the end of May,” an announcement in the US Embassy website said.

The US embassy statement did not give a reason why Ambassador Nancy Powell had resigned, saying only that she would retire from the foreign service after a 37 year career.

“She (Powell) is ending a distinguished thirty-seven year career that has included postings as US Ambassador to 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,” the US State Department Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf said.