Washington, February 1: Nikki Haley, the 29th US envoy to the United Nations speaking at an event regarding India-US ties, has expressed delight over her Indian ancestry.
The senior diplomat in the Trump administration also hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said President Donald Trump has always attached huge importance to US' bilateral ties with India and hoped to take them to a new level.
"Sky is the limit (for India-US ties)," the 46-year-old diplomat said.
Earlier, Sarna admired Haley for her "personal determination" and said, "You have understood the dynamics of the UN".
He also appreciated Haley for not forgetting her roots and said her journey was a source of inspiration.
Haley was born as Nimrata Randhawa in Bamberg, South Carolina, on January 20, 1972 to an Indian American Sikh family who had emigrated from Punjab's Amritsar district.