Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Singapore's Sikh army chief, first in 30 years.

Singapore Army chief Maj Gen Ravinder Singh pays tribute at Amar Jawan Jyoti in New Delhi

Singapore army chief Major General Ravinder Singh met Indian Army chief General Bikram Singh in New Delhi today.

Of Indian-origin, Ravinder Singh is the first non-Chinese Singaporean army Chief in 30 years and the first non-Chinese to hold a significant leadership role in three decades.
He is a Sikh, the first one in nearly 30 years, to be given the force's baton.

Colonel Mancharan Singh Gill was the first ever Sikh and non-Chinese to take up the rank in 1982.

On 25 March 2011, Ravinder Singh took over as post from Chan Chun Sing at the age of 41, prior to which he was the deputy secretary of technology in Singapore's defence ministry.

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