Gen Singh to shortly take over as chief of Southern Command

Last Updated: Friday, December 31, 2010 - 18:14

New Delhi: Lt Gen AK Singh, a veteran Armoured Corps officer, has been elevated to the rank of General Officer Commanding-in-Chief and will shortly take over as the chief of the Army`s Pune-based Southern Command.

Commissioned in the Armoured Corps, Singh has commanded the elite 7th Light Cavalry regiment, the White Tiger Division and is presently commanding a Strike Corps
along the western frontier.

A graduate of Staff College, Camberley, UK, Higher Command Course at Army War College and the National Defence College in Delhi, he has also attended prestigious courses in Russia and Sweden.

Singh has been instrumental in several key visionary initiatives as also strategic and operational planning transformation studies of the Indian Army as the Director
General of Perspective Planning at Army Headquarters here.

The General officer is presently the Colonel of the Scinde Horse, 74 and 51 Armoured Regiments.


Hyderabad: The Andhra Pradesh government
would study the verdict of the Krishna Water Disputes Tribunal
on the river water sharing and adopt the best course of action
after examining all the available options, State Revenue
Minister N Raghuveera Reddy said here on Friday.
The verdict given yesterday had some positive things
and also some negative aspects for the state. The government
is studying them and it will examine all the options available
and do the best in the interests of the state, he said.

Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy had said the
government would study the verdict and take a decision soon.

"The Tribunal`s verdict is partly beneficial and
partly detrimental to AP?s interest. We will study the verdict
and take a decision on the course of action," he said.

Expressing concern over the verdict, TDP President
N Chandrababu Naidu said it will adversely affect the farmers
of the state.

Speaking at the massive farmers` convention organised
by the party at Guntur last night, he said the state had lost
the rights on the surplus of Krishna river.
The permission given to Karnataka government to raise
the height of Almatti dam to 524 metres would impact the
projects downstream in the state.

Naidu said the TDP government had fought to keep the
dam height at 519 metres.

The state government has failed to present its case
effectively by appointing competent lawyers, Naidu alleged.


First Published: Friday, December 31, 2010 - 18:14

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