Army chief gets US military honour

Army chief gets US military honour

The US Army offers this distinction to all officers from friendly countries who attended a course in the college after they become army chief in their respective armies. General Singh passed out from the college in 2000-01.

Incidentally, the announcement from the army comes on a day when the Parliament was rocked by a Wikileaks revelation in which US diplomats were shown cash by Congress workers allegedly to win over supports of few Parliament members during a trust vote in 2008.

In the last decade and half, New Delhi gradually shifted its strategic position going closer to the US aide and allowing Washington to be an important player in the Indian military space.

In several multi-billion dollar deals India purchased warship, military aircraft and radar from the US companies, which are now in competition to supply fighter aircraft and howitzer guns to Indian armed forces.