Lt Gen S K Singh new Vice-Chief of Army
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.