The government on Thursday appointed former Army Chief Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag (Retd) as the next High Commissioner of India to the Republic of Seychelles.
In a statement, the ministry of external affairs said, “He is expected to take up the assignment shortly.”
Gen Suhag was the chief of army staff from July 2014 to December 2016. Under his military leadership, Indian Army conducted surgical strike in 2016 in Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir.
Currently, the post is vacant. Earlier, Ausaf Sayeed was the envoy to Seychelles.
Gen Suhag was commissioned in 5 Gorkha Rifles, an infantry unit of the Indian Army on June 16, 1974.
He held numerous important posts throughout his Army career.
He had also served as a Company commander during Operation Pawan in Sri Lanka.