Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Govt Clears LtGen Dalbir Singh Suhag, To Become Indian Army's Next Chief


Lieutenant  General  Dalbir  Singh,  PVSM,  UYSM,  AVSM,  VSM,  ADC is  an  alumnus  of  Sainik
School,  Chittorgarh.  He  joined  National  Defence Academy  (NDA)  in  1970  and  was  commissioned  into  4/5 GR  (FF)  in  Jun 1974.  He holds a Masters Degrees in Management Studies from Osmania University  and  Strategic  Studies  from  Chennai  University.  The  General Officer  has  attended  various career  courses  in  India  and  abroad  which include  ‘Long  Defence  Management  Course’  at  CDM, Secunderabad  in 1997-98, NDC Course at New Delhi in 2006, Executive Course in USA in 2005 and Senior  Mission  Leaders Course (UN) in Kenya in 2007. 

In  a  distinguished  military  career,  spanning  four  decades,  he  has tenanted  critical  Command  and Staff appointments  which  include  tactical and operational levels of command in active counter insurgency and proxy war  environment  in  the  North  East  and  Jammu  &  Kashmir.  The  General possesses  tremendous  operational  experience  which  includes  a  tenure as  a  Company  Commander  in  “Operation  Pawan”  in  Sri  Lanka,  raising and commanding a Rashtriya Rifles Battalion in Nagaland and  an Infantry Brigade deeply committed in intense Counter Insurgency Operations in the 

Kashmir Valley.  He  also  holds the  distinction  of  commanding  a Mountain Division  in  Jammu  & Kashmir,  deployed  on  the  Line  of  Control  in  High 

Prior  to  taking  over  the  appointment  of  ‘Vice  Chief  of  the  Army  Staff’ on  01  Jan  2014,  the
General  Officer  was  General  Officer  Commanding of  a  Corps,  looking  after  the  dual  responsibility 
of  Counter  Insurgency Operations  in  the  North  Eastern  States,  as  well  as  conventional operational tasks along the Indo-China Border and later as General Officer Commanding in Chief, Eastern Command with effect from 16 June 2012 to 

The  General  has  served  as  Instructor  in  Army  School  of  Mechanical Transport  (ASMT),  Bangalore
as  well  as  Indian  Military  Academy  (IMA), Dehradun.  He  has  also  tenanted  important  staff
appointments  at  the Divisional and the Corps levels.  He has also held important assignments in Army Headquarters, both as a Colonel and as a Brigadier

The General Officer has tenanted the appointment of IG SFF, Cabinet Secretariat  prior  to  his  promotion
as  a  Corps  Commander.  The  General has been holding the appointment of Colonel of the Regiment, 5 GR  (FF) from 19 Apr 2011 and the President Gorkha Brigade from 01 Jan 2014.

The  General  is  highly  decorated  and  is  the  proud  recepient  of  the Param  Vishisht  Seva  Medal, Uttam  Yudh  Seva  Medal,  Ati  Vishisht  Seva Medal and Vishisht Seva Medal.

The General is a keen sportsman and takes keen interest in Riding and Swimming.  He is married to Mrs Namita Suhag, who is a Political Science graduate from Delhi University.

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