Ambassador Sandhu To Retire As Washington Term Concludes: Reports
India-West News Desk
WASHINGTON, DC – Taranjit Singh Sandhu, India’s Ambassador to the United States, according to reports is set to conclude his term here, soon.
Originally due to retire in January 2023, Sandhu’s tenure had been extended for an additional year until the end of January 2024 by the government of India. Reports had said at the time that it was because of his grasp on politics here.
Sandhu has been recognized for reaching out to several sectors that make up India-US relations: civil society, Congress, the White House, State Department, and business leaders, among them.
The envoy is expected to retire after a distinguished career of 35 years. Married to Reenat Sandhu, a senior officer in the Indian Foreign Service and the current Ambassador of India to the Netherlands, the couple has two children.
Sandhu’s terms in the US had meant navigating a hostile Congress at times and the tumultuous presidency of Donald Trump. He has also overseen strengthened ties between the India and the US during the Joe Biden administration. He is said to have played an important role in the G20 getting broad support from the US for New Delhi’s consensus-based declaration.