General VK Singh: News

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.

29 Nov 2023

Narendra Modi

Exemplary bravery: PM Modi lauds Uttarkashi workers for their patience

Minutes after the 41 workers were rescued from the collapsed Uttarkashi tunnel in Uttarakhand on Tuesday night, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke with them and lauded their bravery and perseverance during their 17-day ordeal.

17 Nov 2023


Machine flown in from Indore to expedite Uttarkashi tunnel rescue

As the operation to rescue 40 workers from a collapsed tunnel in Uttarakhand's Uttarkashi continued, authorities said they were bringing in a second machine for the mission on Saturday.

Union minister VK Singh predicts PoK's voluntary merger with India

Union Minister of State (MoS) and former Chief of the Army Staff VK Singh has reportedly claimed Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) would merge with India "on its own."

28 Feb 2022

Jyotiraditya Scindia

Union Ministers to visit Ukraine's neighboring nations to evacuate Indians

Union Ministers Hardeep Singh Puri, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Kiren Rijiju, and General (Retd) VK Singh will reportedly travel to the neighboring countries of Ukraine to help evacuate Indians from the country, sources told PTI.

22 Jul 2021

Air India

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.

21 Jun 2020

Galwan Valley

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.

26 May 2019

Shashi Tharoor

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.

11 Apr 2019

Kiren Rijiju

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.

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.

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.

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.