DW BUREAU / CHANDIGARH
Lt Gen RP Singh, who took over as Western Army Commander at the beginning of the month made his maiden visit to the ‘Vajra Corps’ to review the current situation and operational preparedness. He was briefed by Lt Gen Arvind Dutta, GOC Vajra Corps. Earlier, the Army Cdr also visited the Rising Star Corps on August 7 to assess the operational and security aspects and lauded the operational readiness.
Lt Gen RP Singh, was commissioned into 1 Mechanised Infantry (1 Madras) on 12 Jun 1982. An alumnus of National Defence Academy and Indian Military Academy, the General officer has attended the Defence Services Staff Course, Senior Command Course, Higher Command Course and the prestigious National Defence College.
The General officer has held various regimental, staff and instructional appointments. He has successfully tenated prestigious staff appointments including Brigade Major of 268 Infantry Brigade in intense Counter Insurgency areas in J&K, GSO-2, Military Intelligence Branch at IHQ of MoD (Army), Col GS (Military Doctrine) at Army War College, Mhow, BGS (Ops) of South Western Comd, ADG Disp & Vigilance, DG LWE & DG DC&W at IHQ of MoD (Army).