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Farewell to general v.k. Singh!!

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  1. KAUTILYA

    KAUTILYA Lieutenant SENIOR MEMBER

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    Army Chief Singh to get farewell by Southern Command today

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    The handing over of office by Gen V K Singh to Lt Gen Bikram Singh marks a generational shift in leadership.

    Army Chief General V K Singh, Army Chief Designate Lt Gen Bikram Singh, along with Army Commanders of the Indian Army, visited the National Defence Academy (NDA) on Thursday. The chief and the chief-to-be posed together for a group photograph in front of the Sudan Block. Both the officers are alumni of the NDA.

    The handing over of office by Gen V K Singh to Lt Gen Bikram Singh, currently the Army Commander of Kolkata- based Eastern Command, marks a generational shift in the leadership given that Gen V K Singh is the last chief to have been commissioned into the Army prior to the 1971 War of Liberation of Bangladesh. Lt Gen Bikram Singh on the other hand was commissioned in 1972.

    It was a unique gathering where besides General Singh, nine serving Lt Generals - Vice Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen S K Singh, Adjutant General Lt Gen JP Nehra besides Army Commanders- Lt Gen AK Singh, Southern Army Commander, Lt Gen K T Parnaik, Northern Army commander, Lt Gen K Surendranath, Army Commander, ARTRAC, Lt Gen Gyan Bhushan, South Western Army Commander, Lt Gen Anil Chait, Central Army Commander along with Army Chief designate Lt Gen Bikram Singh, Eastern Army Commander and Lt Gen Jatinder Singh, NDA Commandant - came together. It was a visit to the alma mater for five of the general officers. Western Army Commander Lt Gen Shankar Ranjan Ghosh, also an NDA alumnus, could not attend the conference.The last time such a unique delegation from the forces visited the Academy was in November 2010 when Air Chief Marshal P V Naik, Admiral Nirmal Kumar Verma and Army Chief General V K Singh together visited the Hunter Squadron at the Academy.

    The high-profile delegation arrived at the NDA at about 9.30 am. General V K Singh inaugurated the meeting of the 47th Investment Advisery Committee (IAC) of the Army Group Insurance Fund (AGIF) at the NDA. The meeting was attended by distinguished personalities from the field of economics, industry, finance and management who provide expert advice in an honorary capacity on AGIF investments and fund management.

    The Army Chief is on a two-day visit to the city and will attend a farewell by the Southern Command on Friday. He is also slated to review the Passing-out-Parade of the NDA on May 30 - a day prior to his relieving the office of the Chief of Army Staff. The NDA PoP which takes place on May 31 every year has reportedly been advanced by a day citing the same reason.

    Army Chief Singh to get farewell by Southern Command today - Indian Express
     
  2. Manmohan Yadav

    Manmohan Yadav Brigadier STAR MEMBER

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    I will wish him farewell on the evening of 31st May.
     
  3. KAUTILYA

    KAUTILYA Lieutenant SENIOR MEMBER

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    I wish he remained a part of the Indian Army's decision making wing forever and ever and ever!!!!
     
  4. vstol jockey

    vstol jockey Colonel MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    is it from one IDF General to a real General? The honours will be one my DOB.
     
  5. Manmohan Yadav

    Manmohan Yadav Brigadier STAR MEMBER

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    Nopes,
    it is from a Civilian who wanted to joined the army
    but failed to do so due to his weak eye sight.
     
  6. Guynextdoor

    Guynextdoor Lt. Colonel SENIOR MEMBER

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    farewell mr.singh.
     
  7. vstol jockey

    vstol jockey Colonel MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    You share your birth state with him. The land of plenty in everything, from valour to food to medals in international events. One of the smallest states of India, which has done so much for rest of India.
     
  8. satya

    satya Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Indian army has allowed corrective lasik surgeory, infact even in air force you can join flying branch with lasik but for short service commission, so you may consider this option if you are younger than 25
     
  9. GUNS-N- ROSES

    GUNS-N- ROSES Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    well i hope he continues to give advice and keep his fight against corruption on by joining Anna Hazare.
     
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