Eric Garcetti, who was raised in San Fernando and earned both a B.A. and an M.A. from Columbia University, is the new US ambassador to India.
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Eric Garcetti has been confirmed as the new US ambassador to India, and will take up a position that has been vacant since Jan 2021. Garcetti’s appointment was confirmed by the US Senate on Wednesday; he was originally nominated by President Joe Biden in July 2021, and renominated in January this year.
A Biden loyalist, Garcetti received 52 votes in his favour, with 42 votes going against him. In New Delhi, the 52-year-old will succeed Ken Juster, who was nominated by then President Donald Trump and became the envoy to India in May 2017, and resigned after the change in presidency from Trump to Biden.
(1.) According to his website, he was raised in the San Fernando Valley, and did both B.A. and M.A. from the Columbia University. He was a Rhodes Scholar at the Oxford University and also studied at the London School of Economics (LSE).
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