BIKRAM SINGH

  • ED to probe Punjab Minister Bikram Singh Majithia in drugs racket case 3 days ago

    Bharatiya Janata Party's alliance partner in Punjab, the Shiromani Akali Dal is caught in a difficult situation. Even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi is pushing for a drug free society, the Akali Dal's Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia, who is brother of Union Minister Harsimrat Badal, has been summoned by...
  • Embarrassment for NDA, ED to probe Punjab Minister Bikram Singh Majithia in drugs racket case 4 days ago

    Chandigarh: Bharatiya Janata Party's alliance partner in Punjab, the Shiromani Akali Dal is caught in a difficult situation. Even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi is pushing for a drug free society, the Akali Dal's Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia, who is brother of Union Minister Harsimrat Badal, has been summoned...
  • Will cooperate with ED in drug racket case: Punjab Minister Bikram Singh Majithia 4 days ago

    Chandigarh: Punjab Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia, who has been served summons by the Enforcement Directorate (ED), today assured full cooperation with the agency probing money laundering complaints in the Rs 6,000-crore drug racket case. "...I was not at home when the summons were delivered at my residence and to cooperate...
  • ED to summon Punjab Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia in drug racket case 4 days ago

    Punjab: In a major blow to Shiromani Akali Dal, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned Punjab Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia in the Rs 6,000 crore international synthetic drug case. Bikram Singh Majithia is also the younger brother of Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal. Majithia's name first surfaced in the case...
  • PM Modi may soon visit Siachen Glacier August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi may soon visit Indian Army's forward posts in the Siachen Glacier, the highest battlefield in the world, during his tour of Ladakh. The Prime Minister is expected to be in Leh and Kargil districts of Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir to dedicate two hydroelectric...
  • India's response to beheadinglike incidents by Pakistan would be intense, asserts new Army Chief August 1, 2014

    New Delhi: India's response to any beheadinglike incident would be more than adequate, intense and immediate, said Army Chief Dalbir Singh Suhag as he assumed office on Friday. Suhag took charge as the Chief of 1.3 million strong Indian Army on Thursday from General Bikram Singh who retired after a career...
  • India gave befitting reply to Pak after beheading incident: Gen Bikram Singh July 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Outgoing Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh on Thursday said that India has given a befitting reply to Pakistan after the beheading of an Indian soldier by Pakistani troops in 2013 along the Line of Control (LoC) even as he did not rule out the possibility of skirmishes on...
  • A soldier's son General Dalbir Singh Suhag takes over as the Indian Army Chief July 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Army Chief General Bikram Singh retired on Thursday giving way to General Dalbir Singh Suhag who became India's 26th Army Chief. 59yearold Suhag was the Vice Chief of the Army Staff. During the farewell ceremony for the outgoing Army Chief on Thursday, General Bikram Singh said that India...
  • General Dalbir Singh Suhag takes over as the 26th Army Chief today, makes his parents proud July 31, 2014

    New Delhi/Bhishan: Army Chief General Bikram Singh will retire on Thursday giving way to Lt General Dalbir Singh Suhag who will be become India's 26th Army Chief. 59yearold Suhag is currently the Vice Chief of the Army Staff. A Gurkha officer who had participated in the 1987 Indian Peace Keeping...
  • PM Narendra Modi hosts dinner for outgoing army chief General Bikram Singh July 26, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday hosted a farewell dinner in honour of the outgoing army chief, Gen. Bikram Singh. The dinner, hosted at the prime minister's 7, Race Course Road residence, was attended by Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley, Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjeet Singh,...
  • Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh pays homage to the martyrs of Kargil war July 25, 2014

    Drass: The Army commemorated the 'Vijay Diwas' at the war memorial in Drass in Kargil on Friday. Army Chief General Bikram Singh paid tribute to the martyrs of the Kargil war in a ceremony at the war memorial in Drass. He will also interact with the families of the martyred...
  • Army Chief to visit Drass to pay homage to the martyrs of Kargil war July 25, 2014

    Drass: India will pay homage to the martyrs of the Kargil War, as the Army celebrates 'Vijay Diwas' at the war memorial in Drass. Army Chief General Bikram Singh will be in Drass on Friday, a day ahead of the Vijay Divas to pay tribute to the martyrs of the...
  • Army chief arrives in Kashmir on farewell visit July 12, 2014

    Srinagar: Indian army chief Gen. Bikram Singh arrived here on a farewell visit on Saturday, a defence statement said. "General Bikram Singh, chief of the army staff (COAS) and chairman chiefs of staff committee, arrived in Srinagar today for a farewell visit to the strategically important Chinar Corps," it said. It said...
  • Army Chief addresses China's National Defence University cadets July 4, 2014

    Beijing: Army Chief General Bikram Singh on Friday addressed the cadets of the National Defence University here, a day after holding hectic parleys with China's military top brass on a host of issues including the implementation of the new border defence mechanism. On the last day of his visit to Beijing,...
  • Army Chief Bikram Singh reviews operational preparedness of South Western Command June 23, 2014

    Army Chief General Bikram Singh reviewed the operational preparedness of the South Western Command during his two day visit here which ended on Monday. Gen Bikram, accompanied by his wife Bubbles Singh, arrived on Sunday and was received by the South Western Army Commander Lt Gen Arun Kumar Sahni, defence spokesperson...
  • Drug availability very little in Punjab now: Sukhbir Singh Badal June 18, 2014

    Chandigarh: The availability of drugs in Punjab has become "very little" due to several "proactive" measures taken by the state government, including arrest of 145 kingpins of the trade and action against 24 policemen, Deputy Chief Minister Skhbir Singh Badal said on Wednesday. Talking to reporters, Badal gave a clean chit...
  • Jaitley holds discussions with Omar, Army officials over security in J&K June 15, 2014

    Srinagar: Arun Jaitley during his maiden visit as to Jammu and Kashmir as the Defence Minister discussed the security scenario in the state in separate meetings with Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and top army officials. He is accompanied by Army Chief General Bikram Singh on his visit. Speaking over the ceasefire...
  • General Bikram Singh briefs PM on security situation June 13, 2014

    New Delhi: On a day Pakistani troops shelled Indian positions, Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh on Friday briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the security situation, including ceasefire violations, operational preparedness of the force and its requirements. The urgent need to upgrade infrastructure in areas bordering Pakistan and China was also...
  • Army Chief briefs PM on security situation June 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday was briefed by Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh on the prevailing security situation and operational readiness of troops in a meeting which lasted for close to three hours. This was the Army Chief's first substantial meeting with the Prime Minister and it came...
  • Army chief briefs PM on security situation May 28, 2014

    Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh on Wednesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and is believed to have briefed him on the prevailing security situation in the country. The Army Chief, who is also the Chairman, Chiefs of Staffs Committee, met the Prime Minister for around 15 minutes and is understood to...
  • Suhag's appointment as Army Chief stays unaffected as government changes May 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The appointment of Lt Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag as the next Army Chief will not be affected by the change of government, said new Defence Minister Arun Jaitley whose party BJP had strongly opposed the UPA government for elevating him to the top post. "Well, I believe that there...
  • Army chief defers visit to Tajikistan, Turkmenistan May 22, 2014

    Amid preparations to brief the next government on the issues facing the Defence Ministry and the armed forces, Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh has deferred his visit to Tajikistan and Turkmenistan. The Army Headquarters had tentatively scheduled the visit between May 2628 but in view of the preparations for briefing the...
  • UPA government names Lt Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag as next Army Chief May 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Just three days before Lok Sabha election results are announced the Union Cabinet on Tuesday cleared the name of Lieutenant General Dalbir Singh Suhag as the next Army Chief. The decision was taken in the last Cabinet meeting of the UPA government. Lieutenant General Dalbir Singh Suhag will take...
  • Gen Bikram Singh's farewell dinner for Defence Minister May 12, 2014

    Army chief Gen Bikram Singh on Monday held a farewell dinner for Defence Minister AK Antony in New Delhi. The Army Chief, who also heads the Chiefs of Staffs Committee, hosted the farewell dinner at the Akash Air Force officers' mess in New Delhi. Senior military and civilian officers were present, Army...
  • Defence Ministry's decision on Army Chief ethically wrong: VK Singh May 12, 2014

    New Delhi: BJP Lok Sabha candidate and former Army Chief Gen VK Singh on slammed Defence Ministry's decision to go ahead with the process of appointing the next Army Chief, saying it is "ethically" wrong and would make the present chief "ineffective". "There is a question mark over the decision and...
  • Election Commission to allow government to appoint next Army chief May 11, 2014

    The Election Commission is understood to have decided to allow the government initiate the process for appointing the next Army chief. Sources in the poll panel said the decision is likely to be conveyed to the Defence Ministry in a day or two. The poll panel considered the matter in the light...
  • Army chief reviews raising of Mountain Strike Corps May 7, 2014

    Kolkata: Army chief General Bikram Singh on Wednesday took stock of the raising of the new 17 Corps, Army's first Mountain Strike Corps to be deployed along the China border in the Northeast. During his daylong visit to the Eastern Command headquarters in Kolkata, the Chief of the Army Staff was...
  • Army chief appointment issue still under examination: EC May 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Tuesday said that the issue of the appointment of the next Army chief is still under examination and it is yet to take a final call on it. "The matter is with the Commission. It is still under examination," Deputy EC Vinod Zutshi said. Asked...
  • Let the next government decide the new Army Chief, say EC sources May 3, 2014

    New Delhi: After the Election Commission said it was undecided on the appoinment of the next Army Chief, a Bharatiya Janata Party delegation met the Chief Election Commissioner on the issue on Saturday. EC sources said that the present government should leave the appointment of Army Chief to the next...
  • Indian Army Politicised or Criminalised? April 28, 2014

    Delhi is agog with the news that the elevation of Lt. General Dalbir Singh Suhag, Eastern Army Commander as the next Chief of Army Staff is imminent. This is despite the fact that there are allegations of serious abuse of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) under the watch of...