US embassy in Delhi

Vishesh Chogtu
Modified on 2020-02-25 in Application
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The U.S Embassy in New Delhi is one of the biggest diplomatic institutions in the world, which shows how much importance is given by the U.S in its relationship with India. Located in 24 Kasturba Gandhi Marg, Connaught Place, New Delhi, 17 U.S Federal agencies, including the U.S Department of the state to the Federal Aviation Administration, are represented by the U.S embassy.

To ensure that the U.S – India relationship stays strong throughout the country, the UD embassy in New Delhi also coordinates the works and efforts of the other four branches spread throughout the country in Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, and Chennai. The Embassy also provides a virtual consulate through online services to the residents of Bangalore.

The Embassy also has a cultural center that offers various cultural fests such as art exhibitions, musical programs, book launches, etc. It also houses the American Library, and a public library opens every day but Sunday.

The five main pillars on which the U.S – India bilateral relationship exist are as follows: –

  • Science and technology 
  • Health and innovation 
  • Education and development 
  • Strategic cooperation 
  • Economics
  • Trade and agriculture 
  • Energy and climate change

The current chancery is located in Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, and was first opened in 1959. It was designed by the famous architect Edward D. Stone. Located next to the chancery is the Roosevelt House, which is the Ambassador’s residence.

An air quality monitoring program is also maintained by the U.S Embassy and Consulates General in India with the help of on-site air quality measuring instruments. The New Delhi U.S Embassy’s air pollution monitor covers the area of Chanakyapuri and measures PM 2.5 particulates around the compound of the Embassy.

The various sections and agencies that are managed by the U.S Embassy are as follows: –

  • Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)
  • Centre for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • Consular Affairs
  • American Citizen Services
  • Visas
  • Defence Attaché Office
  • Department of Energy
  • Drug Enforcement Agency
  • Economics, Environment, Science, and Technology
  • Federal Aviation Administration
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Food and Drug Administration
  • Foreign Agricultural Service
  • Foreign Commercial Service
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  • Health and Human Services
  • Human Resources
  • Library of Congress
  • Management
  • Green Facility
  • North India Office at Embassy New Delhi
  • Office of Defence Cooperation (ODC)
  • Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC)
  • Political
  • President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief – PEPFAR
  • Public Affairs
  • Regional Security Office (RSO)
  • Rewards for Justice program
  • Treasury
  • U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • U.S.–India Educational Foundation
  • The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
  • U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA)

The key officers active in the U.S Embassy in India are as follows: –

  • U.S. Ambassador to India – Kenneth I. Juster
  • Deputy Chief of Mission – Edgard D. Kagan
  • Counselor for Agricultural Affairs – Jeanne F. Bailey
  • Minister Counselor for Commercial Affairs – Aileen Nandi
  • Counselor for Consular Affairs – Charisse M. Phillips
  • Counselor for Economic Affairs and Environment, Science and Technology – J. Robert Garverick
  • Department of Energy Attaché – Mahmoud Jardaneh
  • Counselor for Management – Nicole Varnes (Acting Management Counselor)
  • Counselor for Political Affairs – Lesslie Viguerie
  • Counselor for Public Affairs – David H. Kennedy
  • Spokesperson – Ariel H. Pollock
  • APHIS (Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service) Attaché – Muralidhar Bandla
  • Drug Enforcement Agency – Mark A. Fredrick, Country Attaché
  • Federal Aviation Administration Attaché – Thomas M. Miller
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Attaché – Puneet Singh
  • Flag Officer/ Defense Attaché – Eileen H Laubacher
  • Health and Human Services (HHS), Health Attaché – Dr. Preetha Rajaraman
  • Immigration & Customs Enforcement Attaché – John Paul Kapitzke
  • Library of Congress Field Director – Laila Mulgaokar
  • Treasury Attaché – Malachy Nugent
  • U. S. Citizenship & Immigration Services Field Office Director – Kenneth J. Sherman
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection Attaché – Raymond H. Austin
  • Office of Defense Cooperation – Daniel E. Fillion
  • Senior Regional Security Officer – Greg Levin
  • USAID Mission Director – Keith E. Simmons, Acting Mission Director

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