Saturday, August 24, 2019

General Bikram Singh takes over as our new Army Chief


General Bikram Singh has become the new Commander-In-Chief of Indian Armed Forces, 1.13-million strong Army, the second largest of the world. He has taken over the charge from General V.K.Singh, who retired on 31st May, 2012 after serving the nation for the past 42 years. Incidently, General Bikram Singh is the second Sikh to become the Commander-In-Chief of Indian Army.
General Bikram Singh was a student of Punjab Public School, Nabha. He did his Matriculation from there. On 31st March 1972, he was commissioned into the Sikh Light Infantry. He also commanded as GOC-in-C Eastern Command, GOC 15 Corps, GOC Rastriya Rifles and GOC of Eastern Division in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He has been conferred with various awards such as Vishisht Seva Medal, Param Vishisht Sewa Medal, Ati Vishisht Sewa Medal, Uttam Yudh Sewa Medal and Sena Medal.

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