Obama nominates Indian-American as pointperson for South Asia

President Barack Obama has nominated Nisha Desai Biswal as assistant secretary of State for South and Central Asia. The position is the lead policy maker for India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Kazakhstan, Kirghizstan, Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

Biswal is currently assistant administrator for Asia at the U.S. Agency for International Development.

The nomination must be approved by the U.S. Senate.

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