Brigadier P K Muralidharan Raja has been named as the acting Chef-de-Mission of the Indian contingent for the London Olympic Games because of indisposition of incumbent Ajitpal Singh.

Mr Raja, who was the Deputy Chef-de-Mission, was elevated after Mr Singh could not come to London due to severe spondylitis.

“Raja has been asked to act as acting Chef-de-Mission because of Ajitpal Singh’s illness,” IOA acting President Vijay Kumar Malhotra said.

London Olympics starts today with an opening ceremony.

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