Posted by- Neelam Mathews
March 3, 2012
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 31 May, says MoD.
He will succeed the present COAS, General VK Singh.
Lt Gen Bikram Singh was commissioned into the Sikh Light Infantry Regiment in 1972.
During 40 year career, he has served in a variety of Command and Staff appointments. He has commanded a Corps in 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.