Ahmad Javed has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He will succeed Hamid Ali Rao, the current envoy to Saudi Arabia.
Ahmed Javed is presently serving as Mumbai Police Commissioner and will take up the assignment shortly.
The post of Ambassador in Indian Embassy in the Gulf state has been lying vacant since April.
Relations between India and Saudi Arabia reached a low after a Saudi diplomat was charged with confinement and rape of two Nepalese women in September,which later led to departure of the envoy from India.