Singapore appoints Sikh as its Army Chief
Singapore has appointed Brigadier General Ravinder Singh as its next Army Chief, the first Sikh in 30 years to be given the force`s baton.
Singapore: Singapore has appointed
Brigadier General Ravinder 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