2 Dec : Lt Gen Jasbir Singh has taken over as Director General of Infantry at Army Headquarters. An alumnus of National Defence Academy, Gen Singh was commissioned into the Dogra Regiment on March 31, 1972.
A graduate of Defence Services Staff College, Wellington, he has held various staff and command appointments. He has attended the prestigious Higher Command and NDC courses. Gen Singh has commanded an Infantry Battalion in counter-insurgency in Jammu & Kashmir, an Infantry Brigade in active operations in India’s western theatre and later an Infantry Division, again in J&K. He has also been the Colonel Administration of an Infantry Division and Brigadier General Staff of a Corps deployed in Super High Altitude Terrain. Gen Singh has also served as Defence Attaché in Yangon, Myanmar for three years.