Lt. Gen. K. J. Singh, PVSM, AVSM & Bar
Former Army Commander (Western Command)
Lt. Gen. K. J. Singh, PVSM, AVSM & Bar, commanded the coveted Western Command which has been in the forefront of all the Indo-Pak wars in 1947, 1965 and 1971. One of Indian Army’s most active and volatile formations, the Western Command manages troops positioned along the Pakistan and China borders as well as others involved in counter terrorist operations.
Some of the glorious features of Western Command are the facts that it has given the Indian Army both its Field Marshalls K. M. Cariappa, and Sam Manekshaw as well as Army Chief like S. M. Shrinagesh, P. N. Thapar, T.N. Raina, K.V. Krishna Rao, Sunderji, S.F. Rodrigues, J.J. Singh and B.C. Joshi.
He was GOC of Sikkim Corps and also commanded Armoured Division & first T-90 Brigade. He has served in counter insurgency areas of NE, J&K & Punjab and UN Peacekeeping in Angola.
Gen K J Singh has been cited for bravery in Angola & commended by COAS and by the Eastern Army Commander (twice).
After retiring from the Army Lt Gen K J Singh, served as Advisor, Government of Haryana; and is presently State Information Commissioner Haryana. A scholarly General he has a vast experience at apex levels at strategic, perspective planning, military diplomacy, and peace keeping Commander (Western Command)