Singapore appoints Sikh as its Army chief

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  1. Blackwater

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    SINGAPORE: Singapore has appointed Brigadier General Ravider Singh as its next Army chief, the first Sikh in 30 years to be given the force's baton.

    Singh, 41, takes over from Major-General Chan Chun Sing on March 25, Straits Times reported.

    A Singaporean of Indian origin, Singh, is currently deputy secretary (technology) at the defence ministry. He joined the Singapore Armed Forces in December 1982.

    Singh also served as assistant chief of General Staff (plans), head of Joint Communications and Information Systems Department, and chief of staff - joint staff.

    Brig Gen Singh is also the first non-Chinese Chief of Army in nearly 30 years. Colonel Mancharan Singh Gill was the first ever when he took up the post in 1982, the report said.

    Though Major-General Chan is retiring as announced by the Defence Ministry, local media speculates that he would be standing in the coming general election for a parliamentary seat under the banner of the ruling party People's Action Party.



    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...ikh-as-its-Army-chief/articleshow/7632005.cms
     
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  3. Blackwater

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    That's what i call true Islamic democratic country. Lesson for so called Thakedar of Islamic duniya
     
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    black eagle Senior Member Senior Member

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    But Singapore is not an Islamic country. Biggest religion there is Buddhism. About 15% of the population are Muslims.
     
  5. Singh

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    This would be the second time a Sikh would be head of the Singaporean Army.
     
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    Dude how could you even think of singapore as an islamic state.It is far from it.
    Neighboring Malaysia is the Islamic state.
     
  7. Daredevil

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    Use some grey matter before posting.
     
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    Daredevil On Vacation! Administrator

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    If he served in Army for 30 years then how is it possible for him to join army at the age of 11 if heis 41 years old as reported. I think it is a DDMitis of TOI.
     
  9. maomao

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    Singh is King

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  10. bhramos

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    Colonel Mancharan Singh Gill

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  11. The Messiah

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    doesn't look sikh to me.
     
  12. pmaitra

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  13. sesha_maruthi27

    sesha_maruthi27 Senior Member Senior Member

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    The name SINGH is in the name of the country itself.
     
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    That singham is tamil word.........
     
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    Singha means Lion in many Indian languages. Singh and the derivatives thereof exist among names all the way from Punjab to Sri Lanka in the South to Manipur in the East.

    From Thailand:
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  16. Kunal Biswas

    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    Singha is also Bengali term which means Lion, Originally from Sanskrit..

    Its also a Surname in many Bangali blood lines..


    Singha Pura is well know in Bangal as land of Lions..
     
  17. Tronic

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    Going by his name and religion than he could be a Jatt Sikh from the Gill clan http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gill_(clan). But he could also be a Kumhar, as some of them also use Gill as a last name.

    But I agree, this Singh is nothing like,

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  18. Blackwater

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    its punjabi,, Singha di beer lolllllllllllllll
     
  19. Blackwater

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    that's our babar sher. Now governor of Arunachal pradesh still working with military intelligence
     
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    A sikh can be without turban and clean shaved also.
     
  21. Suryakiran

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    Definitely.. Yuvraj Singh does not have a turban... lol
     

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