Ajit Pai, '97, to be Part of US President 16-member delegation

Two Indian-Americans part of US President 16-member delegation

Ajit Pai, chairman of the powerful Federal Communications Commission, and Kash Patel, a National Security Council official, are two Indian Americans travelling with President Donald Trump to his maiden trip to India. Pai’s parents are both doctors from Maharashtra and immigrated to the US in 1971; he was born in Kansas and went on to become a lawyer, via Harvard and University of Chicago. They will travel to Ahmedabad, Agra and Delhi.

“Almost fifty years after my parents came to the U.S. from India, I’m looking forward to traveling to India along with @Potus and other U.S. government officials, and participating in bilateral meetings aimed at deepening the friendship between our two nations!”Pai tweeted before his departure to India.

Pai is an American lawyer who serves as the chairman of the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) – the first Indian-American to hold the office. He has served in various positions at the FCC since being appointed to the Commission by then US President Barack Obama in May 2012.

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