Ahmed Thohir is the defense advisor assigned to the Embassy of Republic of Maldives in New Delhi, India by the Ministry of Defence and National Security of the Maldives. Before this assignment, Lieutenant Colonel Thohir served as the principle director of administration and personnel service at the Integrated Headquarters of the Maldives National Defense Force.
During his more than two decades of service Lieutenant Colonel Thohir has held many command and staff appointments. He has served as the director of the Service Corps, the commanding officer of the Research and Development Wing of the Maldives National Defense Force, officer in-charge of the IT Department, deputy officer commanding the Communication Electronics and Information Technology Service and deputy director of the Strategic Communication Department of the Maldives’ Ministry of Defense.
Lieutenant Colonel Thohir completed his secondary education at English Preparatory and Secondary School, Male, Maldives and subsequently began his compulsory national service in the Maldives National Defense Force. In 1997, Lieutenant Colonel Thohir completed a diploma in computer studies in India. In 2000, he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in information technology from the University of Canberra, Australia. In 2008, Lieutenant Colonel Thohir completed an MBA specializing in information systems at the University of Southern Queensland, Australia. He also holds a master’s degree in defense strategic management from Kothalawala Defense University, Sri Lanka.
In his military career, Lieutenant Colonel Thohir has completed a number of trainings abroad including the Young Officer Signal Course from the Military College of Signals in Pakistan, the Instructional Techniques Officers Course from Malaysia, and Communication Training in Establishing Early Warning System in South Korea and the Defense Services Command and Staff Course from Sri Lanka.