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Lt Gen SK Singh to take over as Dy Army Chief

Lt Gen SK Singh will take over as the Deputy Chief of Indian Army next month, following the retirement of incumbent Lt Gen A S Lamba.



New Delhi: Lt Gen S K Singh will take over
as the Deputy Chief of Indian Army next month, following the
retirement of incumbent Lt Gen A S Lamba on October 31.

A senior Gorkha officer and an alumnus of National
Defence Academy (NDA), Lt Gen S K Singh is presently heading
the Jaipur-based South Western Command of Indian Army.
He was commissioned into 8 Gorkha Rifles in 1972 and has
participated in a number of operations, including the IPKF
deployment in Operation Pawan in Sri Lanka and in militancy
infested areas of Jammu and Kashmir.

He also commanded a Brigade in Siachen Glacier during Op
Meghdoot.
Following the elevation of Lt Gen Singh to the Army
Headquarters here, Lt General Gyan Bhushan will take over as
the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the South Western
Command.

Lt Gen Gyan Bhushan is presently serving as the Director
General Staff Duty.

PTI

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