Lt Gen S K Singh takes over as Army SW Command chief

An alumnus of Khadakvasla-based National Defence Academy and Dehradun-based Indian Military Academy, Singh was commissioned into 8 Gorkha Rifles on December 24, 1972.

He has participated in a number of operations, including the IPKF deployment in Op Pawan in Sri Lanka, Op Rakshak in Punjab, Op Raksham in Jammu and Kashmir, apart from commanding a Brigade in Siachen Glacier in Op Meghdoot.

He was the Commander of an Infantry Division on the Line of Control with Pakistan and a Corps in high altitude areas of Jammu and Kashmir.

A graduate of Defence Service Staff College (DSSC) at Wellington and National Defence College at New Delhi, he has been a Brigade Major of an Infantry Brigade, Assistant Military Secretary of Army Training Command, Indian Defence Attache in the Indian Embassy at Ankara, Principal Director (Administration) in Strategic Forces Command, Deputy Military Secretary in Army Headquarters and Major General Staff (MGGS) in Headquarters Southern Command.

He was also instructor in the Infantry School at Mhow, IMTRAT in Bhutan and DSSC in Wellington. He is also Colonel of 8 Gorkha Rifles, the regiment of late Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw.

The General Officer was appointed as General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of South Western Command on December 1 this year, an Army release said here.

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