Navtej Sarna is a former Indian diplomat as well as an author and columnist. Ambassador Sarna's last diplomatic appointment was as India's Ambassador to the United States during 2016-18, when he guided India's engagement with the US during the first two years of the Trump Administration. Sarna earlier served as India's High Commissioner to the United Kingdom at the time of the Brexit referendum. From 2008 to 2012, Sarna was India's Ambassador to Israel and contributed significantly to the maturing of this critical relationship. Navtej Sarna is also an established author of fiction and non-fiction. His works include the novels The Exile and We Weren't Lovers Like That, the short story collection Winter Evenings, and other non-fiction works.