Bikram Singh

  • India gave befitting reply to Pak after beheading incident: Gen Bikram Singh 20 hours 4 minutes ago

    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 18 hours 36 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Army Chief General Bikram Singh retired on Thursday giving way to General Dalbir Singh Suhag who became India's 26th Army Chief. 59-year-old 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 18 hours 36 minutes ago

    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. 59-year-old 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 5 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    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 1 week ago

    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 "pro-active" 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 26-28 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 12, 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 day-long 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...
  • Punjab minister inserts Jaitley's name in a hymn, sparks a row April 28, 2014

    Amritsar: A row has erupted over Punjab Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia inserting BJP Amritsar candidate Arun Jaitley's name in a hymn. The Akal Takht is now considering Majithia's apology for the move. Majithia was reported to have changed a word in the concluding part of Guru Gobind Singh's hymn...
  • SAD patronising drug racket in Punjab: Amarinder Singh April 6, 2014

    Attacking SAD over the multi-crore drug racket, Congress candidate from Amritsar Lok Sabha seat Amarinder Singh on Sunday alleged the ruling party was "patronising" the narcotics trade in the state. He also alleged that Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia was "acting as a conduit" between the traffickers in the state and...
  • Army chief General Bikram Singh on visit to South Western Command Headquarters March 8, 2014

    Army chief General Bikram Singh on Saturday arrived on a two day visit to the South Western command Headquarters in Jaipur. His special aircraft landed at Sanganer airport from where he headed to the Jaipur military station in a helicopter. The South Western Army Commander Lt Gen Arun Kumar Sahni briefed General...
  • Army Chief Bikram Singh to attend ex-servicemen's rally in Rajasthan March 3, 2014

    Army Chief General Bikram Singh will attend an ex-servicemen's rally in Nagaur district of Rajasthan on March 8. The rally, organised by Ranbankura Division of Army's South Western Command, will be held at the Nagaur Sports Stadium to address issues related to ex-servicemen and 'veer naris' (war widows). General Singh will be...
  • 67th Armoured Regiment gets President's Standard February 21, 2014

    The frontline 67th Armoured Regiment was  honoured with the President's Standard here in recognition of its dedicated service for over four decades. A formation of roaring tanks took part in the parade commanded by Colonel B Ravi on the occasion as Army Chief General Bikram Singh bestowed the rare and prestigious...
  • Army indicates fresh probe into Pathribal encounter January 27, 2014

    A fresh probe into the Pathribal encounter case is not ruled out in view of the major controversy that has erupted after the Army gave a clean chit to its personnel in the infamous incident which took place in Kashmir in 2000. Indications in this regard came on a day when...