General Bikram Singh

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • General Bikram Singh takes over as new CoSC December 31, 2013

    New Delhi: Army Chief General Bikram Singh on Monday took over as the new Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee (CoSC) to succeed Indian Air Force Chief Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne, who is superannuating on December 31, 2013. The baton of the CoSC was handed over to General Singh by the...
  • Meerut: 10 Sikh Light Infantry officers and jawans clash, 3 injured October 11, 2013

    Meerut: A clash between officers and jawans of the 10 Sikh Light Infantry Unit has left three people injured including 2 officers and one jawan. It is being said that the incident happened during a boxing match which led to an altercation between the jawans and officers. A court of...
  • The Last Word: What exactly is happening on LoC and what does this reveal about Pak as well as India's state of preparedness? October 8, 2013

    The Indian Army on Tuesday called off the 15day long Keran operation, saying the area has been cleared of the infiltrators backed by Pakistan. The Army Chief General Bikram Singh blamed Pakistani Army of being behind the attempts by the terrorists to enter India. Singh said that it is not...
  • Has UPA's Pakistan policy been proved ineffective? October 8, 2013

    Even as the Keran operations got over on October 8, almost 15 days after a large group of terrorists tried to cross the Line of Control and infiltrate into India, Army Chief General Bikram Singh blamed Pakistani Army of being behind the attempts by the terrorists to enter India. ...
  • No intrusion in Keran, it's infiltration, says Army Chief October 8, 2013

    Keran: Army Chief General Bikram Singh on Tuesday said that it was a desperate infiltration bid in Keran, which has been foiled, and not an intrusion. He also said that the Army commander will soon address the media on the latest developments in the Keran operation. This comes amidst reports that...
  • Keran intrusion nowhere close to the Kargil situation, says Army Chief October 4, 2013

    Srinagar: Army Chief General Bikram Singh on Friday said the Keran intrusion is in no way comparable to Kargil. He instead chose to describe it as an infiltration attempt. "There is no Kargillike situation in Keran sector of Kashmir. No village has been occupied by terrorists. We will get them out...
  • I am being targeted as I shared the dais with Modi: ExArmy chief General Singh September 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Former Indian Army chief General (retd) VK Singh who is facing charges of misuse of intelligence funds denied his involvement in any such activities. He termed the report published in 'The Indian Express' that claimed that he was involved in trying to topple the Omar Adullah government as...
  • Gen VK Singh under scrutiny for 'trying to topple J&K govt' September 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Days after sharing the dais with Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP PM candidate Narendra Modi, former Army chief General VK Singh is under scrutiny yet again. National daily 'The Indian Express' has claimed that General VK Singh set up a special unit in the Army which tried to...
  • Army Chief pulls up formation commanders along LoC August 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Army Chief General Bikram Singh has pulled up the commanders of formations deployed in Poonch sector of Line of Control in the wake of two major raids by the Pakistan Army special troops in Indian territory in the last eight months. During the visit to the LoC to...
  • Army to probe LoC killing of 5 soldiers August 8, 2013

    New Delhi: The Army will start an enquiry into the ambush and killing of five soldiers on the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday at the Line of Control in the Chakan da Bagh sector in Poonch. Five soldiers were killed by Pakistani soldiers who crossed over to the Indian...
  • LoC killings: Army Chief returns to Delhi to brief Antony August 7, 2013

    Jammu: Army Chief General Bikram Singh returned to Delhi after being briefed by his Corps Commander at Nagrota on the ambush of an Indian patrol by Pakistani troops at the Line of Control in Poonch in which five soldiers were killed. General Singh, who was earlier scheduled to visit the...
  • Army Chief pays tribute to martyred soliders August 7, 2013

    Nagrota: Army Chief General Bikram Singh paid tribute at Nagrota to the five soldiers killed by Pakistani troops and terrorists at the Line of Control (LoC) near Poonch. General Singh is scheduled to visit the area of the ambush later on Tuesday but is stuck at Nagrota due to bad...
  • Rescue operations pick pace in Uttarakhand as weather clears June 28, 2013

    Dehradun: With the weather improving, the rescue operations in Uttarakhand on Thursday picked up pace, with 17 choppers being flown to evacuate people still stranded at various locations. Mass cremation of bodies in Kedarnath, the worstaffected in flood fury, was on, as authorities were racing against time to minimise risks of...
  • US Army chief to visit India in July June 26, 2013

    Washington: US Army Chief Raymond Odierno said he will visit India next month to expand the existing military to military cooperation between the two countries. Terming the visit to be an "important relationship for the US", Odierno on Tuesday said that he would meet Indian Army Chief General Bikram Singh and...
  • Orphans to get opportunity to join Indian Army May 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Seeking to provide opportunities to orphan youth to join its ranks, the Indian Army has relaxed its recruitment rules to allow them to join the force. Army Chief General Bikram Singh has taken a decision to relax the rules for recruitment for orphan youth which will help them...
  • Army Chief briefs Cabinet on Chinese incursion May 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Army Chief General Bikram Singh on Wednesday briefed the Cabinet Committee on Security over the Chinese incursion in Ladakh. CNNIBN has learned that General Singh told the Prime Minister and other senior cabinet ministers that it is a localised problem. India and China held a third flag meeting...
  • Army Chief briefs Antony on Chinese incursion issue April 25, 2013

    New Delhi: Army Chief General Bikram Singh on Thursday briefed Defence Minister AK Antony on the Chinese incursion issue in Ladakh and the present situation there. After reviewing the situation in Jammu and Kashmir and the Ladakh area with military commanders in the Northern Command, Gen Singh briefed the Defence...
  • J&K: CM Omar Abdullah for clear cut message to China April 25, 2013

    Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday wondered what New Delhi's response would have been had Pakistan intruded into Indian territory, and asked for a clear cut message to China. He was referring to the situation that has arisen in Daulat Beg Oldi (DBO) area in Ladakh,...
  • Chinese incursion: Army chief meets J&K CM April 23, 2013

    Srinagar: Army Chief General Bikram Singh met Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday evening. The meeting comes amidst reports of increased Chinese incursions in Ladakh. General Singh is on a twoday visit to the state to review the security situation. Earlier, he reviewed counterinfiltration and security measures in...
  • Army chief reviews security situation in J&K April 23, 2013

    Jammu: Army chief General Bikram Singh on Tuesday reviewed counterinfiltration and security measures in Jammu and Kashmir and visited forward areas along the Line of Control (LoC). The Army chief, who is on a twoday visit to the state, chaired a meeting at the 16 Corps headquarters in Nagrota, where he...
  • Army chief meets slain soldier's family January 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Army Chief General Bikram Singh on Friday visited the home of slain soldier Lance Naik Sudhakar Singh in a village in Madhya Pradesh. Lance Naik Sudhakar Singh had been killed near the LoC by Pakistani troops on January 8. The Army Chief visited the Dadhiya village in Sidhi district...
  • India, Pakistan look to defuse tension at LoC January 17, 2013

    New Delhi: As the tensions between India and Pakistan escalated with more ceasefire violations reported on Tuesday and the war of words intensifying on Wednesday, both the countries are now looking for measures to deescalate it. While both the countries have ordered their troops to strictly honour the ceasefire agreement,...
  • Pak attack will hit economic ties, says India January 16, 2013

    New Delhi: Continuing with its tough stand against Pakistan over the ceasefire violations at the Line of Control (LoC) and the killing of Indian soldiers, India on Wednesday warned that the tension could hit economic ties between the two countries, even as sources said that IndoPakistan Trade Ministers' meet had...