Saturday, March 03, 2012

Lt Gen Bikram Singh Is India's Next Army Chief

Lt Gen Bikram Singh | Photo by Sitanshu Kar
Putting to rest a measure of intrigue within the ranks, the media and even the establishment over who would command the Army next, India's Eastern Army Commander, Lt Gen Bikram Singh has been designated as the next Chief of Army Staff, in the rank of General, with effect from the afternoon of 31 May 2012. He will succeed the incumbent chief General VK Singh who retires from service, shortly after losing an unprecedented campaign against the civilian establishment over his date of borth. There had been plenty of speculation that the current Chief was unhappy with a "succession line" that had allegedly been set before his time that lined up Lt Gen Bikram Singh as Chief after him -- which is precisely how things have turned out.

Lt Gen Bikram Singh was commissioned into the Sikh Light Infantry Regiment on 31 March 1972. He has served in a variety of command and staff appointments, including commanding a Corps under the Northern Command. The General had served as Deputy Force Commander of a multi-nation UN Peace Keeping Mission in Congo. He had also served as UN Observer in Nicaragua and El Salvador during the early 90s.


Anonymous said...

All is well that ends well. This is appropriate.

Satish Chandra said...

A U.S. admiral when disclosing that U.S. special forces are stationed in India said they are 'not necessarily Department of Defense' but other agencies. These are CIA teams -- whose presence India's ministries of defence and external affairs spokespersons would not know about and hence are denying -- with the mission of snatching or neutralizing India's nuclear warheads, as similar CIA teams successfully did in Pakistan. Unless India's nuclear forces trigger India's nuclear warheads emplaced in New Delhi, Washington and New York without further delay (see my blog 'Nuclear Supremacy For India Over U.S.' which can be found by a Yahoo/Google search with the title), the result will be worse than in Pakistan because India's RAW and other forces work for the CIA .
I have said Bikram Singh, who has been designated as the Army chief beginning May 31 '12 is a CIA-RAW man and that must not be allowed. India's CIA-RAW government has been in a hurry to bring him in as Army Chief to try and take India's nuclear warheads away from patriotic hands and in the hands of traitors. Satish Chandra

Anonymous said...

Aren't there any non sikhs or singhs to run the Indian army?

Pankaj said...

Congrats alot i hop your brave carrer will helpful for induction of howitzer gun

Anonymous said...

I smell a rat ... A Sikh always prefer a Sikh

Montek Singh Aluwalia A Sh!T,
Govr. of Manipur Joginder Jaswant Singh
list goes on.. Now Army Chief
Dr Singh seems to be obsessed with SIkhs..
ALSO I am seeing a change in Bollywood containing more Punjabi culture..Songs
So question is wtf going on???

Hindus accept shikh & they respect them but thing is its not the same on other side,

Being 10 years in Punjab I can say
they think that they are a superior race lol..

Anonymous said...

Good Luck Bikram Singh Ji!!

Desh ka naam roshan karo!

Jai Hind!!

Anonymous said...

Punjabi's are a warriar race....the only race to get respect from the muslims....india is blessed to get these people.

Anonymous said...

@annon 1.35
sikhs are proud of india. we r jst 1% of this country. but we are 25% in army.we have a great history,great battles, in which jst 22 sikhs killed 637 pathans. Read history dear thn u will come to knw what is meaning of sikh

Anonymous said...

Anonymous @1:35

Are u for real ??? or Do you even pause to think before you open your filthy mouth ??

All the chief ministers in Congress run states are Non-Sikhs..

Montek Singh is in Planning Commission.. He doesn't have a cabinet post....

People close to MMS are all Hindus...PC, Pranab Mukharjee, Shashi Tharoor, Kapil Sibal & the list goes on....

So what are you going to say about that ??

It is precisely bcoz of people like you that we are in such a communal mess today ??

Anonymous said...

@Anonymous 1:35

Why you are so jealous of sikhs? and why are you smelling rat. The selection has been done with laid process of choosing a seniormost officer of Indian army.