Articles about General VK Singh

General Vijay Kumar Singh is a former Indian Chief of Army Staff (COAS) and a politician from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). As of 2021, he is a Member of Parliament in Lok Sabha and the Minister of State (MoS) for Civil Aviation and Road Transport and Highways. Son of army officer Colonel Jagat Singh, he is an alumnus of NDA and IMA, commissioned into the 2nd battalion of the Rajput Regiment (Kali Chindi) in 1970. The very next year, Singh gained his first battle experience in the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. He was a part of the Indian Peace Keeping Force that entered Sri Lanka in 1987 to combat the LTTE and was awarded the Yudh Seva Medal (YSM) for his services in 1990. In 2015, as MoS in the Foreign Ministry, Singh led Operation Raahat during the Yemeni crisis. He was awarded the Ati Vishisht Seva Medal (AVSM) in 2003 and the Param Vishisht Seva Medal (PVSM) in 2009 for his distinguished service. Singh became the COAS in 2010, serving till 2012, when he shifted his attention to socio-political issues affecting the country. He supported the 2012 anti-corruption movement. In 2014, he joined BJP and won the Lok Sabha elections from Ghaziabad that year and was re-elected in 2019.

56 Air India staffers, including 5 pilots, died of COVID-19

22 Jul 2021

56 Air India staffers, including 5 pilots, died of COVID-19

A total of 56 staff members of the national carrier, Air India, including five pilots, died due to the coronavirus until July 14, the central government told the Parliament today.

India-China clash: General VK Singh calls to 'hurt China economically'

21 Jun 2020

India-China clash: General VK Singh calls to 'hurt China economically'

War is the last resort, said former Indian Army chief and Union Minister, General VK Singh, in a recent interview about the India-China border situation.

SMS, voice calls on prepaid mobile connections back in J&K

18 Jan 2020

SMS, voice calls on prepaid mobile connections back in J&K

Five months after the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir was put under an unprecedented communication blackout, the administration announced on Saturday that SMS and voice calls will be restored for all prepaid mobile users.

Most-educated politicians who will be part of 17th Lok Sabha

26 May 2019

Most-educated politicians who will be part of 17th Lok Sabha

The newly elected 17th Lok Sabha is different in many ways; it will not only be a younger and more gender-balanced House, but also a more educated one.

Top BJP leaders, ministers campaign for PM Modi in Varanasi

17 May 2019

Top BJP leaders, ministers campaign for PM Modi in Varanasi

Top Union ministers and BJP leaders have been campaigning in PM Narendra Modi's Varanasi constituency in Uttar Pradesh with an aim to not only win but break the record for margin of victory in the constituency.

Polling for first phase begins: Looking at top 10 candidates

11 Apr 2019

Polling for first phase begins: Looking at top 10 candidates

The first phase of Lok Sabha elections began on Thursday. Citizens of 91 constituencies spread across 18 states and two union territories will cast their votes today.

Modiji ki sena: EC lets off Adityanath with a warning

06 Apr 2019

Modiji ki sena: EC lets off Adityanath with a warning

The Election Commission on Friday asked Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to be "careful" with his utterances in future, days after the BJP leader called Indian Army as "Modiji ki sena".

Yogi Adityanath gets EC's notice over "Modiji ki sena" remark

04 Apr 2019

Yogi Adityanath gets EC's notice over "Modiji ki sena" remark

The Election Commission is learned to have served a notice to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday for calling Indian army the "sena" (army) of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

IAF-strikes: Mentioning Rajiv Gandhi's death, VK Singh slams Digvijay Singh

05 Mar 2019

IAF-strikes: Mentioning Rajiv Gandhi's death, VK Singh slams Digvijay Singh

Minister of State for External Affairs, General VK Singh on Tuesday slammed Congress leader Digvijay Singh for calling Pulwama terror attack "an accident" and casting doubts on IAF airstrikes in Balakot, Pakistan.

Yeddyurappa claims airstrikes will help BJP win, draws flak

28 Feb 2019

Yeddyurappa claims airstrikes will help BJP win, draws flak

In what can only be qualified as cringeworthy, BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa claimed that the airstrikes would help the saffron party win 22 out of 28 seats in Karnataka in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

Army rules Pakistan despite Imran's election as PM: VK Singh

17 Sep 2018

Army rules Pakistan despite Imran's election as PM: VK Singh

Union Minister VK Singh said the army still rules Pakistan despite the election of Imran Khan as the new Prime Minister, adding that it remains to be seen whether he will be able to bring about a change.

Engaged with authorities abroad to bring back Kohinoor: Govt

18 Jul 2018

Engaged with authorities abroad to bring back Kohinoor: Govt

The government is engaged with relevant authorities abroad to explore ways to bring back the Kohinoor diamond and other Indian antiquities, Union Minister VK Singh said today.

Kathua rape-murder: BJP Minister VK Singh assures justice

12 Apr 2018

Kathua rape-murder: BJP Minister VK Singh assures justice

Union Minister VK Singh has become the first central minister to address the brutal Kathua gangrape-murder of an 8-year-old girl.