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This is Harjit Sajjan, Canada’s Defence Minister

Sajjan, who is in his mid-forties, was born in India and moved to Canada with his family when he was five-years-old.

[caption id="attachment_2549032" align="alignnone" width="840"]Sajjan was considered "the best single Canadian intelligence asset in [war] theater" whose "hard work, personal bravery and dogged determination undoubtedly saved a multitude of Coalition lives," reported the National Observer, quoting a 2006 letter of appreciation for Sajjan's services from the commander of Canada’s Coalition Task Force in Afghanistan. Sajjan was considered "the best single Canadian intelligence asset in [war] theater" whose "hard work, personal bravery and dogged determination undoubtedly saved a multitude of Coalition lives," reported the National Observer, quoting a 2006 letter of appreciation for Sajjan's services from the commander of Canada’s Coalition Task Force in Afghanistan. (Source: Twitter handle of Canadian deals reporter @scottdeveau)[/caption]Harjit Sajjan, an Indo-Canadian Sikh, was named Canada's new Defence Minister as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's 30-member cabinet was sworn in at a ceremony here.

Harjit Sajjan, Canada defence minister, Indo-Canadian Sikh, Canadian Armed Forces, Harjit Sajjan defence minister, Sajjan Canada defence minister, ISIS, world news Harjit Sajjan, a decorated Lt Colonel in the Canadian Armed Forces who is elected as a MP for Vancouver South, is a combat veteran and has served in Bosnia and had three deployments to Kandahar, Afghanistan.

Harjit Sajjan, Canada defence minister, Indo-Canadian Sikh, Canadian Armed Forces, Harjit Sajjan defence minister, Sajjan Canada defence minister, ISIS, world news Sajjan was considered "the best single Canadian intelligence asset in [war] theater" whose "hard work, personal bravery and dogged determination undoubtedly saved a multitude of Coalition lives," reported the National Observer, quoting a 2006 letter of appreciation for Sajjan's services from the commander of Canada’s Coalition Task Force in Afghanistan.

Harjit Sajjan, Canada defence minister, Indo-Canadian Sikh, Canadian Armed Forces, Harjit Sajjan defence minister, Sajjan Canada defence minister, ISIS, world news Sajjan, who is part of Trudeau's 30-member Cabinet that was sworn in during a ceremony at Rideau Hall, has received numerous military honours, including the Meritorious Service Medal in 2013, for reducing the Taliban's influence in the Kandahar Province.

Harjit Sajjan, Canada defence minister, Indo-Canadian Sikh, Canadian Armed Forces, Harjit Sajjan defence minister, Sajjan Canada defence minister, ISIS, world news "His approach, based on his knowledge of local culture and tribal dynamics, helped senior management to engage with influential Afghan tribal leaders, and led to the identification of insurgent command and control connection points," according to the citation on the Governor General's website. Sajjan, who is in his mid-forties, was born in India and moved to Canada with his family when he was five-years-old, CBC News reported. As the new Defence Minister, Sajjan will work with Trudeau on reshaping Canada's combat mission fighting ISIS in Iraq and Syria. Canada's incoming government has said it will withdraw fighter jets from the US-led coalition and stick to training Iraqi troops.