Former COAS Gen Dalbir Singh May Soon Be Heading For An Important Diplomatic Assignment: Sources

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Anupama Airy

After an illustrious career spanning over four decades, General Dalbir Suhag, who superannuated as India’s Army chief may soon be seen preparing for his second innings.

Gen Dalbir singh will soon be heading for an important diplomatic assignment, top government sources told

“In all probability it will be a foreign assignment for him (Gen Dalbir Singh)…likely as India’s Ambassador to one of the strategic neighbour countries,” a top government official disclosed. The official refused to give any more details.

General Dalbir Singh recently handed over the command of the world’s third largest Army to General Bipin Rawat on December 31, 2016. While handing over the baton, Gen Dalbir Singh said that Indian army is prepared to meet any challenges.

The General also thanked the government for providing a free hand and implementing OROP.

He also said that infiltration attempts had increased during the year and the number of terrorists killed too was nearly double the previous year.

“In 2012, we had killed 67 terrorists, 65 in 2013 & killed 141 terrorists alone in J&K this year,” Gen Dalbir Singh on last day as Army Chief.

Suhag said that when he had taken over he had said that the response of Indian army to any action against our interest would be immediate, adequate and intense. Indian army has done that in the last two-and-half years, he said.

“I strongly believe that actions must speak louder than words,” Suhag added.

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