Govt Appoints Suhag As New Army Chief
Cabinet clears name, announcement expected The government on Tuesday appointed Lt Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag as the next Army Chief barely two days before demitting office overruling opposition by BJP following clearance by the Election Commission (EC). The Union Cabinet on Tuesday cleared the name of Vice Army Chief Lieutenant General Dalbir Singh Suhag as the successor to Gen Bikram Singh, who will retire on July 31, official sources told ET. The meeting was held at the Prime Minister's office in South Block. A formal announcement was, however, not made and is expected on June 1 two months before Gen Singh’s retirement as per tradition.