Indian Boxing Federation's Secretary General Brig P K Muralidharan Raja will be the deputy Chef-de-Mission of the country's contingent in this year's London Olympics after being nominated for the job by IOA.
"I am pleased to nominate you as Dy Chef de Mission of the Indian contingent participating in the Olympic Games to be held in London, from July 27 to August 12, 2012," IOA Secretary General Randhir Singh said in a letter sent to Raja.
Brig. Raja will be deputy to former hockey captain Ajit Pal Singh, who has been named Chef-de-Mission.
Brig. Raja has been an International Technical Official (ITO) of International Boxing Association(AIBA) and was a referee and judge at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games as well as many World Boxing Championships, Asian Games, Commonwealth Games and other International Boxing Competitions.
A former Secretary of the Services Sports Control Board (SSCB) and Chairman of Army Sports Control Board (ASCB), he is presently the Commandant of Army Institute of Physical Training in Pune.
The IOA has sent a letter to the SSCB notifying them of Brig. Raja's appointment and seeking the necessary departmental clearances.