Govt Ap­points Suhag As New Army Chief

The Economic Times - - Pure Politics -

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.

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