Reception of the New Commander of UNEF at Beirut International Airport
Major-General Indar Jit Rikhye (India) arrived at Beirut International Airport today on his way to Gaza to assume his new duties as Commander of the United Nations Emergency Force (UNEF). He was appointed to his new post on 28 December 1965, after having served as Military Adviser to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, U Thant, since 1 January 1963. He succeeds General Syseno Sarmento (Brazil) whose tour of duty has expired
General Indar Jit Rikhye, (left), shaking hands with Colonel W. Maalouf, representing the Commander-in-Chief of the Lebanese Army.