Ex-U.S. Envoy to Korea Takes Interim Job in Delhi

Kathleen Stephens Kathleen Stephens

Former U.S. Ambassador to Korea Kathleen Stephens will serve as interim ambassador to India, the U.S. State Department said Tuesday.

Current Ambassador Nancy Powell announced in March that she would retire. Pundits say the move aims to improve ties with Indian prime minister-elect Narendra Modi.

Stephens was the first woman to become U.S. ambassador in Korea and served from 2008 to 2011.

englishnews@chosun.com / May 22, 2014 09:40 KST