Congressman Jim McDermott for US Ambassador to India sign now

To President Obama

Dear Mr. President,

The post of US Ambassador to India has opened up. With due respect and diligence, we the undersigned request you to kindly consider Congressman Jim McDermott for this assignment.

Indo-US relations are undergoing tremendous changes, not just within the two countries but also with the surrounding neighbors of India. This is a time that requires a statesman that understands the dynamics and intricate ethnic diversity to foster a amicable relationship before any tangible business agreements.

Congressman Jim McDermott has visited India for more than 22 times since early 80's. He has visited almost all states and Union Territories. His 22nd visit was last November 2010, followed by President Obama's first visit to India. He visited the state of Orissa for the first time leading the WASITRAC trade delegation.

Congressman McDermott is the Co-Chair of the Congressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans the largest country caucus in the House of Representatives, with 154 members, formed in 1994. By leading the caucus, he promotes understanding of the issues facing India, the worlds largest democracy, and works to foster dialogue between India and the United States on issues of mutual importance. The India caucus is the major forum in the House of Representatives for those wishing to learn about or work on efforts relating to India.

He has accompanied President Bill Clinton and Speaker Nancy Pelosi on their first visits to India. This emphasizes his understanding and grasp of the Indian political diaspora. His love and respect for India and acquaintance of Indian culture is incomparable. His knowledge of the intricate ethnic diversity and his, commitment to understand the Indian democracy, its social attributes and secularism has made him the most recognizable US Leader in the Indian sub-continent.

He has been a strong advocate of doing trade with India, long before it was perceived to be an emerging market by any one.

Thus we humbly request your kind and valuable attention to this matter, so US can have a dependable and empathetic leader in Congressman McDermott, for this highly responsible position at a critical moment.

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  • 26 November 201550. Rajesh P
    I support this petition
  • 20 November 201549. Satyakam N
    Congressman Jim McDermott is very highly qualified for this postion due to his decades of association with Indian culture and trade..I strongly urge to nominate him for this position to strenghten the ties with India.
  • 18 November 201548. Joseph Bd
    I strongly support this appointment.
  • 14 November 201547. Tapan P
    Excellent credentials with 22 visits to India; A true friend of India
  • 13 November 201546. Itu M
    There is no US leader who has a better understanding of the diversity of India. He would be the best in this position for both the sides.
  • 22 October 201545. Murthy K
    Yes to Congressman Jim McDermott. GO US!
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  • 25 May 201541. Ashok S
    God bless America and India
  • 18 April 201540. Dr Sarveswararaok
    Jim McDermott would be a good choice.
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    Let something good happen to India after all these scams...
  • 28 June 201434. Smarak B
    We support Jim.
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  • 19 May 201431. Antonio S
    I have traveled to India with Congresman McDermott and was impressed with his knowledge of that region and ability to work with the Indian People.
  • 03 April 201430. Jagdish S
    Jim is very deserving person for this post.
  • 02 March 201429. Darshan R
    I support Jim McDermott to the Ambassador ti India.
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    He is highly qualified for this position.
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