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Lt. Gen A K Singh , PVSM, AVSM, SM, VSM (Retd)

Distinguished Fellow
Contact at: [email protected]

About the Researcher :

The General is a Distinguished fellow with Centre for Land Warfare Studies (CLAWS). Also, he is an Independent Director and Advisor with various firms/educational institutions including O P Jindal Global University. 

Career Profile

Lt Gen A K Singh (Retd) the erstwhile Lt Governor of the Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Puducherry, Ex GOC in C Southern Command has been an alumni of NDA, Staff College Camberley, UK, Malinovsky Tank Academy, Moscow &the Higher Command & National Defence College courses. He is one of the few officers to have trained with both the NATO & Warsaw Pact at the height of cold war.  Known for his high integrity and professionalism, the General is looked upon as a role model by large numbers in the Armed Forces.

 The General has commanded the 7th Cavalry, a T-90 Tank Brigade, an Armoured Division and the most powerful Strike 1 (Corps), and has the distinction of conceiving and executing some of the largest ever manoeuvres in recent times. He has tended key Operational appointment since Brigade Major of the KargilBrigade, three appointments in Military operations Directorate headed the foreign division of the army & was also the Director General Perspective Planning, where he drew up the long term perspective of the Indian Army.

After a distinguished service in the Armed Forces, Lt Gen A K Singh was entrusted with the responsibility of Administrator/Lt Governor of A&N Islands on Jul 13 and later concurrently assumed the charge of Lt Governor of Puducherry on Jul 14, where he made a great difference with his unique qualities of head & heart. The General is remembered in both the UTs for his high integrity, professional approach and caring attitude for the common man. Development initiatives and projects were fast tracked and many citizens refer to his tenure as the Golden period.  He completed his tenure in Aug 16.

He has been a member of Prime Minister's Team India, as also a member of the National Development Council and Inter State Council. The General has been decorated with numerous awards both related to defence as well as civil. The General is a frequent speaker at defence and civil forums and also contributes to the print media.


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