This was the second time this prestigious award was being bestowed upon Lt Gen Singh. The previous one was in 2008.
Lt Gen Singh is a specialist in mechanised and counter insurgency operations and took over as the Commandant of NDA on January 1, 2011.
He is an alumnus of the Sainik School Kazhakootam, National Defence Academy 42nd Course, and was commissioned into the prestigious 1 Guards (2 Punjab) regiment of the Indian Army on June 13, 1973.
He is a graduate of the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington and Higher Air Command Course at College of Air Warfare, Secunderabad.
Lt Gen Singh is also a recipient of the Chief of Army Staff Commendation and the Sena Medal, awarded to him in 2002 and 2003 respectively.