Dalbir Singh Suhag appointed as India’s new army chief

Lt Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag has been appointed as the next Chief of India Army.Dalbir Singh Suhag-Army Chief

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) headed by prime minister Manmohan Singh approved the recommendation of the defence ministry and appointed Lt Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag as the next Army Chief.

59-year-old Lt Gen Suhag, a Gurkha officer commissioned into 4/5 GR (FF) in June 1974, is currently the Vice Chief of Army Staff and the senior most among the Lt Generals. He will have tenure of 30 months as the Chief of the force when he takes over from Gen Singh who retires on July 31.

The General Officer has attended various career courses in India and abroad which include LDMC at CDM, Secunderabad in 1997-98, NDC Course at New Delhi in 2006, Executive Course in USA in 2005 and Senior Mission Leaders Course (UN) in Kenya in 2007.

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