Ambassador Roemer Quits After India Rejected American Aircraft Bids


US Ambassador to India Timothy Roemer has called it quits, citing professional, family and personal reasons. After seeing many highs in US-India relations in his brief tenure of two years, Mr. Roemer is leaving on a rather low note- the resignation comes just one day after India turned down two US bids for its 10 billion-dollar aircraft deal. The administration of President Obama had been viewing the multi-role combat aircraft contract as one which would create thousands of US jobs. While officials in Washington believe India’s rejection won’t cause any long-term damage to relations, there are some who think otherwise. “The feeling is that India may have settled for a plane, but could be foregoing a relationship,” former US State Department advisor Ashley Tellis said.


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