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>> A very long way from Washington celebrations in a sleepy Indian village. The family of Nikki Haley cheering her appointment as US ambassador to the United Nations. Under President-elect Donald Trump.>> We are very happy, our happiness has no bounds. Since this this news came to us, we're getting congratulatory messages from New Delhi and Mumbai.
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>> Haley may have made her name as Governor of South Carolina, but she's the daughter of Sikh immigrants from Punjab state.>> Her name at birth, Nimrata Randhawa, but known to her classmates as Nikki. She's only visited India a few times in her life and speaks no Punjabi.
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>> It's going to be very good for Indians because when a person from India is at a higher position, so it's definitely going to affect the people living around them.>> India's government is also hailing Haley's appointment saying immigration has always given the two nations something to bond over.
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Critics say Haley lacks the foreign policy experience for her new role, but like certain corners of the Republican Party, India is celebrating her as part of a younger, more diverse generation of leaders.