Western Army Commander Lt Gen RP Singh (right) with Lt Gen Arvind Dutta, GOC, Vajra Corps.
Chandigarh, August 14, 2019: Lt Gen RP Singh, AVSM, VSM, 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, AVSM, VSM, GOC Vajra Corps.
Earlier the Army Cdr also visited the Rising Star Corps on 07 Aug 2019 to assess the operational and security aspects and lauded the operational readiness.
Lt Gen RP Singh, AVSM, VSM 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.
Western Army Commander Lt Gen RP Singh with senior officers of Vajra Corps.
The General officer has held various regimental, staff and instructional appointments. He has successfully tenanted 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).
He was Instructor at school of Armd Warfare Ahmednagar and was also posted as United Nations Military Observer in United Nations Angola Verification Mission -III, Angola (Africa).
The General officer commanded a Mechanised Infantry Battalion (Recce & Support), a Frontline Armoured Brigade and Strike Infantry Division in the Western Theatre. He is a proud recipient of the Ati Vishist Seva Medal&Vishist Seva Medal for distinguished service.
Prior to moving to Western Command the General officer was the GOC of 21 Corps.