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1.      Lieutenant General Surinder Singh, Ati Vishisht Seva Medal, Vishisht Seva Medal took over the reins as General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the prestigious Western Army on 17 Sep 2016. In keeping with the traditions, the General Officer paid homage to the Martyrs at the Veer Smriti and reviewed Guard of Honour at the command Headquarters.


2.     Lieutenant General Surinder Singh, an alumnus of National Defence Academy, Pune was commissioned into the 2nd Battalion, BRIGADE OF THE GUARDS in 1979 and later commanded the same unit. In a distinguished military career panning near four decades, he has tenanted critical Command and Staff appointments in active counter insurgency and operational environments. He has held important operational appointments in Military Operations Directorate and the Perspective Planning Directorate at the Army Headquarters. The General Officer has vast experience in Operational logistics as well having tenanted key logistic appointments on the western front. He also has had the distinction of serving with the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Liberia.


3.     The General Officer is a graduate of Staff Collage Camberley (UK), The Higher Command Course and the National Defence Collage. He has served as an Instructor at The Infantry School and The Collage of Military Engineering. He has commanded an Armoured Brigade, a Division in Strike Corps and operationally committed Corps in the Eastern Command prior to taking over the Western Army.


4.     Lieutenant General Surinder Singh is a proud recipient of the Ati Vishisht Seva Medal and Vishisht Seva Medal for his distinguished service to the Nation. He is also the ‘Colonel’ of The Brigade of Guards.

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