Vijay Kumar Singh, a retired Indian Army General,an Indian Politician,member of Parliament.To know More about Vijay Kumar Singh like Age, Height, family, Education, Contact, Twitter, Unknown Facts check below-
Military Career of Vijay Kumar Singh:
Vijay Kumar Singh started his career as a military officer and became the first ever commando (trained to carry out high altitude and counter insurgency operations) in the Indian Army to have been promoted to the General rank.
On 14 June 1970 – He was commissioned into the 2nd Battalion of the Rajput Regiment (Kali Chindi).
He was part of the 1971 India-Pakistan War and Operation Pawan. Singh was the 24th Indian Army Chief and the first to drag the Union Government to court over his date of birth issue.
Honours And Awards won by Vijay Kumar Singh –
He is a retired four star general in the Indian Army. Some of the awards he has won during his career include Operation Parakram Medal,Operation Vijay Medal,Sangram Medal,Special Service Medal,Poorvi Star and many more-
- Yudh Seva Medal for his distinguished service during Operation Pawan
- Ati Vishisht Seva Medal
- Param Vishisht Seva Medal
- ADC(aide- de- camp)
Political Career & Journey of Vijay Kumar Singh:
After retiring from his position as Chief of Army Staff, Singh became a member of the BJP.Singh won UP’s Ghaziabad Lok Sabha constituency in 2014 with the second highest margin of 567,000 votes by defeating INC’s Raj Babbar.
Singh showed support for the anti-corruption movement.He was seen on the stage in August 2012 at the Ramlila Maidan in New Delhi, where Ramdev,Anna Hajare was fasting in protest of alleged black money and corruption.
Important Position Held By V.K.Singh:
- Minister of State for External Affairs (Assumed office 26 May 2014)
- Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Statistics and Programme Implementation (9 November 2014 – 5 July 2016)
- Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region ( 26 May 2014 – 9 November 2014)
- Member of Indian Parliament for Ghaziabad (Assumed office 16 May 2014)
- Chief of Army Staff (India) ( 31 March 2010 – 31 May 2012)
Vijay Kumar Singh Networth :
For any other queries, or you want to contact to him details given under are to be followed:
Address: Residence oF House No-1926, Village Post Bopada Tehshil & District Bhiwani Haryana
Contact Number: 8826611111
Vijay Kumar Singh Controversy/News/Videos/Speeches :
Date of Birth issue – Singh claimed it to be May 10, 1951.He drag the Union Government to court over his date of birth issue. Later the Supreme Court gave verdict in favour of the then Government.
Gen VK Singh was born on 10 May 1951 in military hospital,Pune and the same was entered in the service record of his father ( 14 Rajput.) Date of birth in his school leaving certificate is 10May,1951.
At the time of filling application forms for UPSC examination for entry into NDA his teacher, wrongly entered 10 May 1950 in stead of 10 May 1951 as date of birth. VK Singh was then 14 years old and without realizing this error, signed the application. He was eligible for entry into NDA in both the cases, ( age 10 May 1950 and 10 May 1951. )
Dalbir Singh Controversy –
In May 2014, Singh was appointed as Minister of State of External Affairs and Minister of state (independent charge) for North East. After becoming the MoS, VK Singh tried to stop the elevation of Dalbir Singh Suhag to the position of Army Chief, cleared by erstwhile UPA-II government. Singh had linked General Suhag with supporting “dacoity” by an army unit that once worked under him.
General VK Singh in Aap Ki Adalat (Full Episode)-