Gen Bikram Singh is Indian Army chief

Gen Bikram Singh, an infantry officer, today took over as the 27th Indian Army chief from Gen VK Singh, who retired from service after a controversial 26 month tenure.

Bikram Singh, only the second Sikh to be elevated to the coveted top job, had to surmount many a hurdle, including a legal battle to deny him the opportunity to helm the world's second largest army. 

The new army chief: Bikram Singh (File photo: AFP)

He was till now the Kolkata-based Eastern Army Commander and will serve a 27-month tenure as army chief.
Commissioned in 1972 in the Sikh Light Infantry, Bikram Singh, 59, marks a generation shift in the army, being the first chief who has not seen action in a conventional war. The last conventional war India fought was in 1971 against Pakistan to liberate Bangladesh.

  • D.KRISHNA MOHAN27-Feb-2014

    Honurable Chief of the Army, The is wrranting in India your active role to save in India from the on slaughter of India.It is all most the law and order and Legislation and Judiciary fails to deliver the peace and hormony unity of people of India.General election are going to be held..If the future govt in centre fails what will be the future of Indian people.

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