25 August, New Delhi
India’s High Commissioner to UK Navtej Srana is likely to be selected for the high-profile assignment of Ambassador to the US. Current Indian Ambassador to the US Arun Kumar is retiring soon.
It is understood that Mr Sarna was being considered for the post and he would be taking charge in the midst of the US Presidential campaign.
He was Secretary, West in the Ministry of External Affairs before his present assignment in the UK.
Sarna was the longest serving MEA spokesperson, heading the External Publicity Division from 2002 to 2008.