Saturday, January 21, 2012

General Vijay Kumar Singh a true son of the soil

General Vijay Kumar Singh, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, ADC is a third generation officer of the RAJPUT Regiment. An alumnus of Birla Public School, Pilani and National Defence Academy, the General was commissioned in 2 RAJPUT (Kali Chindi) in 1970 and commanded the same battalion with distinction from June 1991 to May 1994. General Singh has seen action in the liberation War of Bangladesh in 1971 and Op. Pawan in Sri Lanka in 1987 where he was awarded Yudh Seva Medal. He has vast operational experience in Counter Insurgency Operations, LC, LAC and HAA environment. He has had an illustrious career with outstanding performance.
General Vijay Kumar Singh PVSM, AVSM, YSM, ADC is the 26th Chief of Army Staff. A highly decorated Officer, he is the 33rd International Fellow and the first Indian Armed Forces officer to be inducted into the United States Army War College International Fellows Hall of Fame. He graduated from the Defence Services Staff College as a Honours graduate of the United States Army Infantry School, topped the Rangers Course at Fort Benning and was inducted into the United States Army War College International Fellows Hall of Fame; the first Indian Armed Forces officer to do so.
General VK Singh’s grandfather fought in the WWI and his father was a Colonel in the Indian Army making him the third generation carrying the tradition forward in the Indian Army. Vijay Kumar Singh comes from Bapora village in Bhiwani district in the Indian state of Haryana and was educated at Birla Public School, Pilani, Rajasthan. General Singh is is the recipient of Param Vishisht Seva Medal, Ati Vishisht Seva Medal and the wartime Yudh Seva Medal for his distinguished service during Operation Pawan. He topped the Ranger Course at Fort Benning.
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