Lt. Gen. S.K Singh to be next army vice chief

October 10th, 2011 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) Lt. Gen. Sri Krishna Singh, Indian Army’s senior-most officer from the Gorkha Rifles, was Monday named as the next army vice chief.

Lt. Gen. Singh, who at present is the commander of the Jaipur-based South-Western Command, will take over Nov 1 from incumbent Lt. Gen. Avtar Singh Lamba after his superannuation, the army headquarters said here.

Singh’s place at the South-Western Command will be taken by Lt. Gen. Gyan Bhushan, who is now the commander the Tezpur-based 4 Corps.

Lt. Gen. Singh was commissioned in December 1972 in 8 Gorkha Rifles and has participated in a number of operations, including the Indian Peace-keeping Force (IPKF) deployment in Operation Pawan in Sri Lanka, Operation Rakshak in Punjab, Operation Raksham in Jammu and Kashmir. Besides he has commanded a brigade in Siachen Glacier in Operation Meghdoot.

He was the commander of an infantry division on the Line of Control with Pakistan and of a Corps in high altitude areas of Jammu and Kashmir.

Lt. Gen. Gyan Bhushan has, prior to taking over command of 4 Corps, headed the Indian military training establishment in Bhutan.

He has previously commanded a brigade and a division.

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