India's High Commissioner to Britain Navtej Sarna has been appointed as the next Ambassador to the US.
"Navtej Singh Sarna (IFS: 1980) has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the United State of America," an External Affairs Ministry statement said.
"He is expected to take up the assignment shortly," it added.
He takes over after retirementof Arun Kumar Singh last month.
Sarna was sent to London as the High Commissioner about eight months back.
Before moving to London, Sarna was Secretary (West) in the Ministry of External Affairs.