Lt Gen­eral Dal­bir Singh Suhag is the next Chief of the Army Staff

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The In­dian Govern­ment has ap­pointed Lt Gen­eral Dal­bir Singh Suhag, presently Vice Chief of the Army Staff as the next Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) af­ter re­tire­ment of the present Chief of the Army Staff, Gen­eral Bikram Singh, on July 31, 2014.

Lt Gen­eral Dal­bir Singh was com­mis­sioned in the Army on June 16, 1974. Dur­ing a ca­reer span­ning nearly 40 years, he has held var­i­ous Com­mand and Staff ap­point­ments. He has done Na­tional De­fence Col­lege, Long De­fence Man­age­ment Course and Se­nior Com­mand Cour­ses.

Lt Gen­eral Dal­bir Singh is presently serv­ing as Vice Chief of the Army Staff since Jan­uary 1, 2014. Ear­lier he com­manded the East­ern Army Com­mand. The Gen­eral Of­fi­cer is dec­o­rated with PVSM, UYSM, AVSM and VSM awards.

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