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Short Biography of Army Chief V.K.Singh Know 23 Important facts about army chief Vijay Kumar Singh

Short Biography of Army Chief V.K.Singh Know 23 Important facts about army chief
Vijay Kumar Singh

1. General Vijay Kumar Singh, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, ADC is a third generation officer of the RAJPUT Regiment.

2. General Vijay Kumar Singh (born 10 May 1951) is the 26th General of the Indian Army and the current Chief of Army Staff of the Indian Army.

3. Singh is a third-generation officer. His father was a Colonel in the Indian Army and grandfather a senior Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO).




4. He is married to Mrs. Bharti Singh and they have two daughters.


5. He is an alumnus of Birla Public School, Pilani and National Defence Academy

6. He is a graduate of the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington with a competitive vacancy.


7. He is also a graduate of US Army Rangers Course at Fort Benning, USA and US Army War College, Carlisle. In the US for the Rangers course, he came first in combat operations.

8. the General was commissioned in 2 RAJPUT (KALI CHINDI) in 1970 and commanded the same battalion with distinction from June 1991 to May 1994.


9. General Singh has seen action in the liberation War of Bangladesh in 1971

10. Sri Lanka Operation Pawan, in operation Pawan he was awarded Yudh Seva Medal.


11. He has vast operational experience in Counter Insurgency Operations, LC, LAC and HAA environment.

12. He commanded his battalion in an active LC environment and brigade in an operationally sensitive area.


13. While in command of a Counter Insurgency Force in J&K, he was awarded the Ati Vishisht Seva Medal for his distinguished service as General Officer Commanding.

14. The General Officer has also been awarded with the Param Vishisht Seva Medal by the President of India in recognition of his exceptional and distinguished services on the eve of Republic Day 2009.


15. On staff, he has served in MO Dte at Army HQ, Col GS of an Infantry Division and BGS of a Corps during OP PARAKRAM.

16. The General Officer has also commanded the Prestigious Strike Corps in Western Sector, before taking over the command of the Eastern Army in March 2008.


17. He has been an instructor at Inf. School, Mhow and Chief Instructor at JLW (Commando Wing) at Belgaum.

18. He has also served as an Instructor at HQ IMTRAT.


19. The General is also a keen sportsman and plays almost all troop games as well as Tennis, Badminton and Golf.

20. His hobbies include Trekking and Photography.

21. General Singh also has special appearance in the Hindi movie Prahaar: The Final Attack starring Nana Patekar.

22. On 11 March 2011, Singh was inducted into the United States Army War College (Class of 2001 graduate) International Fellows Hall of Fame. He is the 33rd International Fellow and the first Indian Armed Forces officer to be inducted.


23. The General Officer has taken over as the Chief of the Army Staff on 31 Mar 2010.



In short about Operation Pawan –

Operation Pawan was the codename assigned to the operation by the Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF) to take control of Jaffna from the LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, better known as the Tamil Tigers), in late 1987 to enforce the disarmament of the LTTE as a part of the Indo-Sri Lankan Accord.

In brutal fighting lasting about three weeks, the IPKF took control of the Jaffna Peninsula from the LTTE, something that the Sri Lankan army had tried and failed to achieve for several years.

About Ranger Tab –

The Ranger Tab is a service school military decoration of the United States Army signifying completion of the 61-day long Ranger School course in small-unit infantry combat tactics in woodland, mountain, and swamp operations.

About - YUDDH SEVA MEDAL

Instituted on 26 Jun 1980 to recognize distinguished service of a high order during war/conflict/hostilities.

Design of the Medal and Ribbon

Medal: Circular in shape, 35 mm in diameter and fitted to a plain horizontal bar with standard fittings. The medal is made of gold gilt. The medal shall have on its obverse the State Emblem and the inscriptions "YUDH SEVA MEDAL" (in English). On its reverse, it shall have a five-pointed star.

Ribbon: Gold colour with three red vertical stripes dividing it into four equal parts.

Bar: If a recipient of the medal is subsequently awarded the medal again, every such further award shall be recognized by a Bar to be attached to the riband by which the medal is suspended. For every such Bar, a miniature insignia of a pattern approved by the Government shall be added to the riband when worn alone.

Personnel Eligible: The following categories of personnel shall be eligible for the award of the Medal:-

(a) All ranks of the Army, the Navy and the Air Force including Territorial Army Units, Auxiliary and Reserve Forces (when embodied) and other lawfully constituted Armed Forces.

(b) Nursing officers and other members of the Nursing Services in the Armed Forces.

Conditions of Eligibility. The award is given for distinguished service of a high order during war/conflict/hostilities. The medal may be awarded posthumously.

About - ATI VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL

Instituted on 26 Jan 1960 as VSM Class-II for distinguished Service of an exceptional order. It was renamed on 27.01.1967 as AVSM.

Design of the Medal and Ribbon

Medal: Circular in shape, 35 mm in diameter and fitted to a plain horizontal bar with standard fitting. The medal is made of standard silver. On its obverse is embossed a five-pointed star and on its reverse is the State Emblem and the inscription embossed along the upper rim.

Ribbon: The ribbon is of gold colour with two dark blue stripes dividing it into three equal parts.

Bar: If a recipient of the medal is subsequently awarded the medal again, every such further award shall be recognized by a Bar to be attached to the riband by which the medal is suspended. For every such Bar, a miniature insignia of a pattern approved by the Government shall be added to the riband when worn alone.

Personnel Eligible: The following categories of personnel shall be eligible for the medal :-

(a) All ranks of the Army, the Navy and the Air Force including Territorial Army Units, Auxiliary and Reserve Forces (when embodied) and other lawfully constituted Armed Forces.

(b) Nursing officers and other members of the Nursing Services in the Armed Forces.

Conditions of Eligibility: The medal is awarded for distinguished service of an exceptional order.

About - PARAM VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL

Instituted on 26 Jan 1960 as VSM Class-I to recognize the distinguished service of the most exceptional order. It was renamed on 27.01.1967 as PVSM.

Design of the Medal and Ribbon

Medal: Round in shape, 35 mm in diameter and fitted to a plain horizontal bar with standard fittings. It is made of gold gilt. On its obverse is embossed a five-pointed star and on its reverse is the State Emblem and the inscription embossed along the upper rim.

Ribbon: The ribbon is of gold colour with one dark blue stripe down the centre dividing it into two equal parts.

Bar: If a recipient of the medal is subsequently awarded the medal again, every such further award shall be recognized by a Bar to be attached to the riband by which the medal is suspended. For every such bar, a miniature insignia of a pattern by the Govt shall be added to the riband when worn alone.

Personnel Eligible:
The following categories of personnel shall be eligible for the medal :-

(a) All ranks of the Army, the Navy and the Air Force including Territorial Army Units, Auxiliary and Reserve Forces (when embodied) and other lawfully constituted Armed Forces.

(b) Nursing officers and other members of the Nursing Services in the Armed Forces.
Conditions of Eligibility: The medal is awarded for distinguished service of the most exceptional order.



Thursday, May 31, 2012
Army Chief General V.K. Singh retired


Suggested Reading –

Complete Case Study Army Chief V.K.Singh files Writ Petition in SC against the Govt rejection of his claim on his date of birth

http://realityviews.blogspot.com/2012/01/complete-case-study-army-chief-vksingh.html

Reality views by sm –

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Tags – Biography Army Chief V.K.Singh 23 Facts


13 comments:

kalaiselvisblog January 17, 2012  

nice 2 know abot him... as my father is exservicemen, many terms are familiar to me as my father used to say to us...

Bikramjit January 17, 2012  

nice info out there .. But what i will say is he shud have resigned rather then get into this Muddy battle with govt. It would have got him more laural .. now its become the same as with everything else ..

HE is a good officer so shud have slapped the govt and gone with dignity .. now god knows what the court is going to say ..
Its a shame such is done to a Decorated officer, imagine the plight of a common man...

Bikram's

Jay January 18, 2012  

interesting post...thanks for sharing
Tasty Appetite

sm,  January 18, 2012  

kalaiselvisblog,thanks.
Bikramjit,thanks.
Jay,thanks.

Urmi January 18, 2012  

Nice to know about Army Chief, Mr.V.K. Singh. Informative post.

Sandeep Gupta January 20, 2012  

Are we so naive as to believe that the General has suddenly become so obsessive of setting the record of his age straight shortly before retirement, just for the heck of it or for the sake of redeeming his honour? Isn't it clear as a day that the General wants to be in office a wee bit longer if he can help it? If the General is so sanctimonious about the issue of correctness of his age, pray, why did he accept to adopt an inaccurate DOB in writing, when he sensed the prospect of an immediate promotion? And now he wants to change his DOB again in order to extend his tenure on the house! Can’t we see, the General wants to have his cake and eat it too? He wants to enjoy the benefit of both the DOBs to suit his convenience and use each to his advantage when need be. I would call the entire case, plain opportunism, which has nothing to do with redeeming his honour.

sm,  January 21, 2012  

@Sandeep Gupta

thanks for your comment.
Please read this below post and you will understanding the correct position of the case.

Suggested Reading –

Complete Case Study Army Chief V.K.Singh files Writ Petition in SC against the Govt rejection of his claim on his date of birth

http://realityviews.blogspot.com/2012/01/complete-case-study-army-chief-vksingh.html

Anonymous,  June 01, 2012  

What is the personal email address of General(r) VK Singh?

NITESH KUMAR October 29, 2012  

I WANT TO ACTION AGAINST BOLLYWOOD CORRUPTION SPECIALY KATRINA KAIF, WILL U ALONG WITH ME, OR NAMELY SAY I AM GOING TO ACTION AGAINST ANTI CORRUPTION.