Singapore: An Indian-origin officer has been named as the new chief of the Singapore Army, a media report said.
Brigadier-General Ravinder Singh will take charge from Major-General Chan Chun Sing March 25.
Forty-six-year old Singh is currently the defence ministry`s deputy secretary (Technology). He joined the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) in December 1982.
Singh made significant contributions to the SAF that included the application of the Integrated Knowledge-Based Command and Control (IKC2), the Straits Times reported.
Outgoing chief Chan, 41, began his career in the military in 1987. He was instrumental in setting up the Motorised Infantry Training Institute and revamping the SAF`s combat fitness training system, the newspaper said Friday.