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Farewell to General VK Singh,Lt gen.Ghosh

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  1. Nirvana

    Nirvana Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    Gen.Vijay Kumar Singh


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    VK Singh was born on 10 May 1951 in Pune.Vijay Kumar Singh comes from Bapora village in Bhiwani district in the Indian state of Haryana. He is a third-generation officer.His father was a Colonel in the Indian Army and grandfather a senior Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO). Singh was educated at Birla Public School, Pilani, Rajasthan.

    He graduated from the Defence Services Staff College as a honours graduate of the United States Army Infantry School, a graduate of the Rangers Course at Fort Benning and the United States Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.In the US for the Rangers course, he came first in combat operations.

    Singh was commissioned into the 2nd Battalion of The Rajput Regiment (Kali Chindi) on 14 June 1970. He went on to command the same unit when it was positioned along the Line of Control with Pakistan.


    Singh is experienced in counter insurgency operations and high altitude operations. He has also seen action in the 1971 Bangladesh war. During his career he has served in various positions:


    • Military Operations Directorate at the Army Headquarters.
    • Brigadier General Staff of a Corps during 'Operation Parakram' when Indian troops were mobilised on the border in the wake of the attack on the Indian Parliament in 2001.
    • Commanded[1] Ambala-based 2 Corps and Jalandhar based 11 Corps in Punjab state.
    • Instructor in the Indian Military Training Team (IMTRAT) headquarters in Bhutan.

    He became Chief of Army Staff on 31 March 2010, and was the first commando to achieve that position.He will retire on 31 May 2012 and will be succeeded by Bikram singh

    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.


    Commands Held :

    Honorary Aide-De-Camp to the President of India
    Colonel of The Rajput Regiment
    Honorary Colonel of The Brigade of Guards
    GOC-in-C Eastern Command
    GOC Kharga Corps
    GOC Rastriya Rifles Force
    Commander Infantry Brigade
    CO 2 Rajput (Kali Chindi)

    Battles/wars :

    Indo-Pakistani War of 1971,
    Operation Pawan

    Awards :

    Param Vishisht Seva Medal
    Ati Vishisht Seva Medal
    Yudh Seva Medal


    Gen Singh will retire and Hand over his position in the afternoon of May 31 2012

    Lt Gen S R Ghosh, commander of Western Command will retire the same day along Gen VK Singh and it will mark the end of 71 era.Both Lt gen Ghosh and Gen VK singh are last among the officers in the 1.3 million strong army to serve in 1971 Indo-Pak war.

    A farewell to Both Gen VK singh and Lt gen.Ghosh


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    An Artillery Salute :artillery::artillery::artillery::artillery::artillery::artillery:
     
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  2. tunguska

    tunguska Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    Salute to General V.K Singh as well as Lt.Gen Ghosh. I wish congratulation in advance to V.k Singhji for his doctorate on Afghanistan subject.
     
  3. tangocharlie

    tangocharlie Lieutenant SENIOR MEMBER

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    They have enough experience of Military services. I am sure that GOI will make use of there skills in our army and continue there service as consultants.
     
  4. Nirvana

    Nirvana Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    Gen VK Singh retires today - Hindustan Times
     
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    Nirvana Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    Great person. Happy he has done something for the Nation against corruption.
     
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    General intends to teach at a military acedemy
    there is no way I am going to say farewell to him just yet :cheers:
     
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    Images: General VK Singh bids farewell, hands over charge


    General VK Singh, who took over the reins of the Army two years ago, retired as Army chief today bringing to an end a controversial tenure that was marred by rows over his age and fissures between the civilian government and military brass. As the outgoing Army Chief he paid homage at the Amar Jawan Jyoti, a memorial for the Indian soldiers. After that he inspected a guard of honour on the lawns of South Block and soon after handed over charge to General Bikram Singh, going back to being an ordinary citizen.


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    .JAI HIND


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