TIMOTHY ROEMER

  • Nancy Powell confirmed as US ambassador to India March 31, 2012

    Washington: The US Senate on Friday confirmed career diplomat Nancy Powell as ambassador to India, a position that had remained vacant for the past year. The Senate confirmed ambassadors to 16 countries following Obama administrations's concern over the posts lying vacant. The confirmation had been lying pending before the senate...
  • FDI in retail will create jobs: Timothy Roemer January 30, 2012

    Davos: Opening up the retail sector to foreign investment will help create millions of jobs in India and also strengthen its trade ties with America, former American Ambassador to India Timothy Roemer has said. However, the US understands the compulsions associated with policy decisions in a democracy, Roemer said in Davos...
  • 'IndoPak reached back channel deal on Kashmir' September 4, 2011

    New Delhi: India and Pakistan had reached a 'backchannel' agreement on the Kashmir issue during the tenure of Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had told a visiting US Congressional team. According to secret US embassy cables released by WikiLeaks, Singh told the Congressional delegation in April 2009 that...
  • US backs NSG clean waiver for India: Roemer June 30, 2011

    New Delhi: The United States on Thursday said it "strongly and vehemently" supports the NSG (Nuclear Suppliers Group) clean waiver for India and hoped that the civil nuclear deal between the two countries will continue to move in a positive direction. "I want to say that the US and the Obama...
  • Roemer in awe of India at farewell reception May 24, 2011

    New Delhi: "You come to India as a tourist, you leave as a member of the family." This is how outgoing US Ambassador Timothy Roemer described his nearly twoyear stay here at a farewell reception hosted in his honour. Showering praise on India and its culture, Roemer observed "India gets...
  • US raps Pak on 26/11, wants action against LeT May 4, 2011

    New Delhi: Terming as a "matter of concern" the fact that Osama bin Laden was found outside Islamabad, the US on Wednesday said it would like to go to the bottom of this issue and also ensure that the aid given to Pakistan is used to target LashkereTaiba along with...
  • US Ambassador Timothy Roemer resigns April 28, 2011

    New Delhi: US Ambassador Timothy Roemer on Thursday announced his resignation from the key diplomatic post citing personal commitments. 54yearold Roemer, a political appointee, said he has accomplished all of the strategic objectives set two years ago and he wants to go back...
  • No red tape in probe of Mumbai attack: Roemer April 25, 2011

    New Delhi: There were no red tapes, no turf battles, in investigating the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks when FBI agents worked extensively with their counterparts in the Indian police and intelligence agencies, US Ambassador to India Timothy Roemer said. Maintaining that citizens benefit when law enforcement officials work together to bring...
  • India forces US to apologise to Meera Shankar December 11, 2010

    New Delhi: The United States of America on Saturday tendered an official apology to India and Indian Ambassador to the US, Meera Shankar over her pat down by an American security agent on December 4 at the JacksonEvers International Airport. The US government said that Meera's pat down was not meant...
  • India is indispensable for the US: Roemer October 29, 2010

    US President Barack Obama is coming to India on November 6. The US President will leave Washington on November 5 and arrive in Mumbai on November 6, the White House has announced. He is likely to discuss economic cooperation, defence cooperation, the war against terror and India's desire for a...
  • Headley row won't affect IndoUS tie: Roemer October 29, 2010

    New Delhi: A week ahead of United States President Barack Obama's visit to India, the US says the sparring over David Headley won't affect ties between the two countries. While speaking to CNNIBN EditorinChief Rajdeep Sardesai on 'India@9', Roemer assured that the US will monitor the Pakistan use of American funds...
  • The Obama Visit: what's on the President's agenda? October 28, 2010

    In conversation with Rajdeep Sardesai, US Ambassador Timothy Roemer sheds light on what's on President Obama's agenda with view to India, David Headley and IndoUS relations. ...
  • US to review info on Headley shared with India October 28, 2010

    Washington/ New Delhi: US intelligence officials will review the information that they shared on terror group LashkereToiba operative David Coleman Headley with India. The US move comes just a day after Union Home Secretary GK Pillai told CNNIBN that the American authorities could have shared more information on Headley ahead...
  • US gave India access to Headley: Roemer October 27, 2010

    New Delhi: A few days before US President Barack Obama's visit, Home Secretary G.K. Pillai told CNNIBN that the US disappointed New Delhi by not sharing information on David Headley. US ambassador Timothy Roemer denied the charge but refused to get into a war of words. Less than a fortnight...
  • Obama sees India as a global power: Roemer October 25, 2010

    Hello and welcome to 'Devil's Advocate'. Just two weeks left for President Barack Obama's visit to India, how does Washington view its relationship with India that's the key issue I should explore with the American Ambassador Timothy Roemer. Karan Thapar: Ambassador Roemer in less than two weeks President Obama...
  • Intelligence was shared on 26/11: Timothy Roemer October 20, 2010

    The US passed all intelligence details they had on Headley's activities before Mumbai terror attacks insists the US Ambassador to CNNIBN. ...
  • Wipro slams US move to ban outsourcing September 10, 2010

    New Delhi: Wipro Technologies has joined the Indian IT industry in criticising the United States for trying to ban outsourcing. Wipro said that protectionism was not good for trade relations while reacting to US President Barack Obama's antioutsourcing statement and Ohio's ban on outsourcing of government jobs. "Outsourcing model is undergoing...
  • US asks Pak to prosecute 26/11 'plotter' Saeed November 18, 2009

    New Delhi: Three days before Prime Minister Manmohan Singh goes to Washington, the US envoy to India on Wednesday said expanding counterterror cooperation would be a cornerstone of the discussions. He also asked Pakistan to show "action" by bringing Hafiz Saeed, the alleged 26/11 mastermind, to justice. "We have experienced 9/11....
  • 26/11 trial: FBI agent testifies, US envoy says Pak must act August 13, 2009

    Mumbai: For the first time in a terror trial in India, an agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) was deposed before the Special Court in Mumbai. The agent's testimony is crucial in the 26/11 trial on Wednesday when the FBI reinforced the Pakistani link when they said the...
  • 26/11 justice high priority for Obama: US envoy August 12, 2009

    New Delhi: Ensuring justice in last November's Mumbai attack is a "high priority" for President Obama and the United States will keep pressing Pakistan for action against its planners, a top US diplomat said on Wednesday. The comments by Timothy Roemer, the new US ambassador to India, are the strongest...
  • US to ask Pakistan to act against Saeed, says envoy August 12, 2009

    New Delhi: The US will ask Pakistan to bring all perpetrators of the 26/11 terror attack, including Hafiz Saeed, to justice, US Ambassador Timothy J Roemer said on Wednesday. "The US stands firmly with India against terrorism, Roemer said. "All people held in Pakistan in connection with the Mumbai attacks should...
  • Scholar Timothy Roemer named as US envoy to India May 28, 2009

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has named a distinguished scholar and former Democratic congressman Timothy Roemer to be his envoy in India in place of Bush administration's nominee David Mulford, the White House announced. Roemer served on the commission investigating the September 11, 2001 terror attacks on the United States and...