Shri Navtej Singh Sarna IFS (1980) has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the United States of America.
He takes charge after Arun Kumar Singh retired last month-end. Both Sarna and Singh are former Indian ambassadors to Israel, underlying the importance of a posting in Tel Aviv which is one of Washington’s closest allies.
Sarna was moved to London as the High Commissioner barely eight months back.
Sarna has had a previous posting in Washington when he was Minister for Press, Information and Culture between 1998 and 2002.Before moving to London, Sarna was Secretary (West) in the Ministry of External Affairs where he oversaw the successful hosting last October of the India-Africa Forum Summit that was attended by a record number of 53 African countries.
IndianBureaucracy.com wishes Shri N S Sarna the very best.