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Tim Roemer as US Ambassador to India: Report

Tim Roemer, the former Democrat Congressman from Indiana and an ex member of 9/11 Commission, will be the next US Ambassador to India, a prestigious US foreign policy magazine has said on its web post.

world Updated: Apr 17, 2009 10:36 IST

Tim Roemer, the former Democrat Congressman from Indiana and an ex member of 9/11 Commission, will be the next US Ambassador to India, a prestigious US foreign policy magazine has said on its web post.

Roemer is currently the president of Centre for National Policy (CNP), a Washington-based think tank. An email sent to the CNP office of Roemer was not returned.

Besides heading the CNP, Roemer serves on the Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism, according to his bio-data posted on the CNP website.

The Commission is a bipartisan one created by Congress in 2007 as an outgrowth of the reforms put forth by the 9/11 Commission to examine how the US can best address this threat to its national security.

In addition, he serves on the Washington Institute for Near East Policy's Presidential Task Force on Combating the Ideology of Radical Extremism, and the National Parks Second Century Commission.

Roemer, 52, who represented Indiana's Third District from 1991 to 2003, was among the one who had endorsed Obama in his early electoral campaign phase.

It is said that his support was a prime reason for Obama's victory in Indiana. Roemer's name was earlier in circulation for the post of CIA Director, which ultimately went to Leon Panetta.