New Delhi: Lieutenant General Sri Krishna Singh, Indian Army’s senior-most officer from the Gorkha Rifles, was Monday named as the next army vice chief.
General Singh, who at present is the commander of the Jaipur-based South-Western Command, will take over November 1 from incumbent Lieutenant General Avtar Singh Lamba after his superannuation, the army headquarters said here.
Singh’s place at the South-Western Command will be taken by Lieutenant General Gyan Bhushan, who is now the commander the Tezpur-based 4 Corps.
General Singh was commissioned in December 1972 in 8 Gorkha Rifles and has participated in a number of operations, including the Indian Peace-keeping Force (IPKF) deployment in Operation Pawan in Sri Lanka, Operation Rakshak in Punjab, Operation Raksham in Jammu and Kashmir. Besides he has commanded a brigade on the Siachen Glacier in Operation Meghdoot.
He was the commander of an infantry division on the Line of Control with Pakistan and of a Corps in high altitude areas of Jammu and Kashmir.
General Gyan Bhushan has, prior to taking over command of 4 Corps, headed the Indian military training establishment in Bhutan.
He has previously commanded a brigade and a division.