Juster sworn in

Kenneth Juster (left), the next U.S. ambassador to India, was sworn in to office Nov. 13 by Vice President Mike Pence, as Juster’s mother, Muriel (center), looked on. Juster replaces Indian American Rich Verma as the U.S. envoy to India. (Twitter photo/Vice President Mike Pence)

Kenneth Juster, the U.S.’s next ambassador to India, was sworn in to office Nov. 13 by Vice President Mike Pence.

Juster — who has played a critical role over the past 16 years in cementing the U.S.-India relationship in both his private and public-sector roles — took the oath of office as his mother, Muriel Juster, looked on.  He was unanimously confirmed by the full Senate Nov. 2 (Read India-West’s earlier story here).

“Congrats, Ken Juster, the new U.S Ambassador to India!” tweeted Pence after the ceremony. “The ties between the United States and India run deep, and @POTUS & I are confident that with his leadership, integrity & experience, Ken will build an even stronger partnership that will benefit our nation & our people,” tweeted the vice president.

Juster’s first call of duty in his new role will be to attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad Nov. 28-30. Ivanka Trump, the president’s daughter, is leading a powerful delegation of business luminaries to the GES, which Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to inaugurate.

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