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  • Nikhil Kumar is CNN's New Delhi Bureau Chief responsible for the strategic planning of the network's multi-platform news coverage from India and the region. He oversees CNN's reporting on key political, economic and social stories from this diverse region.

    Kumar was previously the South Asia Bureau Chief for TIME magazine based in New Delhi. Before moving to India in early 2015 he was a Senior Editor based in New York, editing and managing TIME's international editions, as well as foreign coverage in TIME's U.S. edition.

    Kumar has reported on several key regional and global political, economic and social stories including the devastating Nepal earthquake in 2015, the global financial crisis, the Eurozone sovereign debt crisis and the Boston marathon bombings. He has also interviewed leaders from the region including Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi,