Raja named India`s acting Chef-de-Mission

Updated: Jul 27, 2012, 10:38 AM IST

London: Brig 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.

Raja, who was the Deputy Chef-de-Mission, was elevated after 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 start from Friday with an opening ceremony.