Suhel Ajaz Khan appointed India’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia

  • Suhel Ajaz Khan has been appointed as the next envoy to Saudi Arabia.
  • Presently he is India’s ambassador to the Republic of Lebanon.
  • A member of the 1997 batch of the IFS, Khan has spent much of his diplomatic career in the Middle East and can speak Arabic.
  • This will be Khan’s third stint in Saudi Arabia.
  • He served a stint in Jeddah as Consul at the Consulate-General of India in that city.
  • He was also deputy chief of mission in Riyadh between 2017 and 2019.