Happy Birthday COAS General V.K. Singh !

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  1. A.V.

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    General Vijay Kumar Singh PVSM, AVSM, YSM, ADC (born 10 May 1951) is the 26th General of the Indian Army and the current Chief of Army Staff of the Indian Army.
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    1 Early Life and education
    2 Military career
    3 Honors and Awards
    4 Personal life
    5 Awards, decorations and badges
    6 See also
    7 References
    8 External links
    [edit]Early Life and education

    Vijay Kumar Singh belongs to a Rajput family of Bapora village in Bhiwani district of Haryana state. Singh is a third-generation officer. His father was a Colonel in the Indian Army and grandfather a senior Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO). General Singh did his schooling from, Pilani, Rajasthan

    Military career

    General V K Singh was commissioned into the 2nd Battalion of The Rajput Regiment (Kali Chindi) on 14th June 1970. He went on to command the same unit when it was positioned along the Line of Control with Pakistan.
    Singh 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.
    General Singh is experienced in counter insurgency operations and high altitude operations. He has also has 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.
    CommandedAmbala-based 2 Corps and Jalandhar based 11 Corps in Punjab state.
    Instructor in the Indian Military Training Team (IMTRAT) headquarters in Bhutan.
    General Singh was awarded the ”Ati Vishisht Seva Medal” (AVSM) for distinguished service while commanding a counter-insurgency force.
    Honors and Awards

    On March 11, 2011 VK 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.

    Personal life

    He is married to Mrs Bharti Singh and they have two daughters. General Singh also has special appearance in the Hindi movie Prahaar: The Final Attack starring Nana Patekar.

    Awards, decorations and badges

    Param Vishisht Seva Medal
    Ati Vishisht Seva Medal
    Yudh Seva Medal for his distinguished service during Operation Pawan.[2]
    Ranger Tab
     
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    DFI wishes a happy and healthy life to the general
     
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    Happt Birthday Dear Sir!
     
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    Happy Birthday Sir :)

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