MoD Statement :
LT GEN DALBIR SINGH WILL BE THE NEXT CHIEF OF ARMY STAFF
New Delhi: Vaisakha 24, 1936
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Government have decided to appoint Lt General Dalbir Singh, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, VSM, presently Vice Chief of the Army Staff as the next Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) after retirement of the present Chief of the Army Staff, General Bikram Singh, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, SM, VSM, ADC on July 31, 2014.
Lt General Dalbir Singh was commissioned in the Army on June 16, 1974. During a career spanning nearly 40 years, he has held various Command and Staff appointments. He has done National Defence College, Long Defence Management Course and Senior Command Courses.
Lt General Dalbir Singh is presently serving as Vice Chief of the Army Staff since January 01, 2014. Earlier he commanded Eastern Army Command.
The General officer is decorated with PVSM, UYSM, AVSM and VSM awards.