U.S. ambassador to India resigns after diplomatic row

Last Updated: Tue, Apr 01, 2014 03:48 hrs

New Delhi: The U.S. ambassador to India has resigned and will return to the United States, an embassy statement said on Monday, following a diplomatic row that strained relations between the world's biggest democracies.

The statement did not give a reason why Ambassador Nancy Powell had resigned, saying only that she would retire from the foreign service after a 37 year career.

(Reporting by Shashank Chouhan and Frank Jack Daniel)

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