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Blackwill to take charge today

NEW DELHI, JULY 26. Mr. Robert Blackwill will take over as the new U.S. Ambassador in India tomorrow. He was named by the U.S. President, Mr. George W. Bush, on March 22 to take over from Mr. Richard Celeste, a democrat nominee.

``Mr. Blackwill understands the important place India holds in my foreign policy agenda, and he will be an outstanding American ambassador to India.

He will bring a wealth of expertise to the position,'' Mr. Bush said while nominating Mr. Blackwill.

- UNI

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