General Vijay Kumar Singh

Profession: Politician, Retired Indian Army Personnel


Daughters of General Vijay Kumar Singh

Mrinalini Singh
Yogja Singh

Wife of General Vijay Kumar Singh

Bharti Singh (m.1975- present)

Favourite Politician of General Vijay Kumar Singh

Narendra Modi

Controversies of General Vijay Kumar Singh

At the fag end of his career, a dispute regarding his date of birth, caused him to become the first serving officer of the Indian Army to take the government to court. Mr. Singh lost the age war when the Supreme Court if India "refused to intervene." The court ruled that Singh had on three occasions accepted the misrecorded date.   In 2012, in an interview given to the BBC, Mr, Singh said that he had reported to A. K. Antony, the then defence minister of India, that he had been offered a bribe of US$2.7 million if the army bought several hundred sub-standard vehicles. In a rebuttal to the interview, Antony said that he had requested at the time that Singh provide a written report regarding the incident and that this had never been submitted.  

Information about General Vijay Kumar Singh

Vijay Kumar Singh was born in Bapora village, Bhiwani district, Haryana  His father was a Colonel in the Indian Army and grandfather a Junior Commissioned Officer  Does General Vijay Kumar Singh smoke: Not Known  Singh was commissioned into the 2nd Battalion of the Rajput Regiment (Kali Chindi) on 14 June 1970  Does General Vijay Kumar Singh drink alcohol: Not Known  General Vijay Kumar Singh is an Indian politician and a retired four star general in the Indian Army. Since May 30, 2019, he is serving as the Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways in the Government of India.  Prior to this, he served as Minister of State for External Affairs in the First Modi Ministry, as well as Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of the North-Eastern Region.  During his military career, Singh served as the 24th Chief of the Army Staff from 2010 to 2012. He became the first serving Indian military Chief of Staff to take the Government of India to court, with regard to a dispute over his date of birth and subsequent retirement 


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