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LA Mayor Sees Urgent Need for India Envoy Post Since War

  • Biden’s pick for India ambassador has faced approval delays
  • Two GOP Senators have called for hold to probe staff conduct
Eric Garcetti speaks during an interview in Los Angeles on March 25.
Eric Garcetti speaks during an interview in Los Angeles on March 25.Photographer: Kyle Grillot/Bloomberg
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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti -- whose nomination as U.S. ambassador to India has faced months of delay -- said there’s a pressing need to fill the role since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

“This is an urgent national-security moment,” Garcetti said Friday in an interview at LA’s City Hall. “And I think our country deeply feels that right now -- and the importance of having someone on the ground in India.”