Former Army Commander Northern Command, Deputy Chief of Army Staff and Director General of Military Operations

Lt Gen Ranbir Singh was commissioned into the Army on 13 Dec 1980. He has done his M Sc from Defence Services Staff College, Wellington; M Phil in Defence and Management Studies from Army War College, Mhow; M Phil in Defence and Strategic Studies from National Defence College, New Delhi and MA from King’s College London. He has also recently completed his Ph D in Disaster Management.

An expert in Counter Insurgency operations, Military Strategy, Operational Art and Information Operations, he has held extremely important Command, Instructional and Staff appointments including UN assignments in Rwanda and Sudan. He was responsible for planning and execution of surgical strikes against terrorists in Myanmar in 2015 and POK in 2016. He was also at the helm of affairs in Northern Command during the abrogation of Article 370 and 35 A in J&K and Ladakh.

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