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Trade in focus at hearing for Juster, US ambassador pick for India

Senator Bob Corker, the panel's chairman, said he was frustrated with the slow pace of India's economic reforms


U.S. senators stressed trade and other business issues when questioning President Donald Trump’s nominee to be U.S. ambassador to India at his confirmation hearing on Tuesday, while expressing strong support for posting him to New Delhi. Trump nominated Kenneth Juster as ambassador to India on Sept. 1. The 64-year-old, an economic adviser in his administration, also served as under secretary of Commerce under former Republican President George W. Bush. Known as an expert on India, Juster was praised by both Trump’s fellow Republicans, who control Congress, and ...

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First Published: Wed, October 04 2017. 08:24 IST