Union Minister of State, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.
NAME – General Vijay Kumar Singh
PROFESSION– Former General in Indian Army and Politician
BORN – 10 May,1951 (Age 69 )
PLACE OF BIRTH – Bapora, Haryana
FATHER’S NAME – Jagat Singh
MOTHER’S NAME – Krishna Kumari
SPOUSE – Bharti Singh
SIBLINGS – N/A
CHILDREN –Mrinalini Singh and Yoga Singh
EDUCATION –Vijay Kumar Singh joined the Birla Public School in Pilani, Rajasthan and later joined National Defence Academy.
POLITICAL AFFILIATIONS/PARTY- Bharatiya Janata party (BJP)
REMARKABLE ACHIEVEMENT- During his administration as the COAS, Singh was designated privileged Aide-de-camp to the President of India. He filled in as the Colonel of the Rajput Regiment and as the privileged Colonel of the Brigade of Guards, by temperance of being the Army Chief.
On 11 March 2011, he was enlisted into the United States Army War College Class of 2001 alumni International Fellows Hall of Fame. He is the 33rd International Fellow and the principal official from the Indian Armed Forces to be drafted. He was motivated by the tradition of Sam Manekshaw in the 1971 Indo Pak war when he was a lesser official in Army.
Vijay Kumar Singh, a resigned Indian Army General who later turned into a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) individual from Parliament. V.K Singh as of late snatched the features when he said that improvement, not the nullification of Article 370, was the principle survey board of BJP in Jammu and Kashmir Assembly races.
It was accounted for by media that the BJP planned to incorporate Article 370 in their J&K political decision proclamation, pulling in furious responses from all quarters inside the state.
He also published book named “Sahas Aur Sankalp : Ek Atmakatha” and “Courage and Conviction : An Autobiography”. Currently, he is 0
- Param Vishisht Seva Medal
- Ati Vishisht Seva Medal
- Yudh Seva Medal
UPBRINGING & EDUCATION – Vijay Kumar Singh was naturally introduced to the Tomar tribe of Rajput. He was brought into the world on 10 May 1951 to Captain (later Colonel) Jagat Singh, an official at that point serving in the fourteenth legion- The Rajput Regiment of the Indian Army, and Krishna Kumari, at the Military Hospital at Pune.
He joined the Birla Public School in Pilani at the age of just 8 and later joined National Defence Academy.
WALK OF LIFE- Since May 30, 2019, Vijay Kumar Singh is filling in as the Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways in the Second Modi service. He recently filled in as Minister of State for External Affairs in the First Modi service and as Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of the North-Eastern Region.
After his retirement from the military, Singh joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in 2014 and was chosen Member of Parliament of the Lok Sabha for the Ghaziabad voting demographic of Uttar Pradesh in that year’s overall political race. He was reappointed to a similar seat in 2019.
MAJOR INITIATIVES TAKEN- N/A
CAREER TIMELINE/POSITION HELD- In May 2014 Vijay Kumar Singh was elected to 16th Lok Sabha. From 27 May 2014 – 9 Nov. 2014, he was made Union Minister of State (Independent Charge), Development of North Eastern Region; External Affairs; and Overseas Indian Affairs. From 9 Nov. 2014 – 16 Feb. 2016, he was elected as Union Minister of State (Independent Charge), Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation; Union Minister of State, Ministry of External Affairs and Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs.
From 16 Feb. 2016 – 25 May 2019, he was held as Union Minister of State (Independent Charge), Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation; Union Minister of State, Ministry of External Affairs. From 5 July 2016 – 25 May 2019, he was Union Minister of State, Ministry of External Affairs.
On May, 2019, he was re-elected to 17th Lok Sabha (2nd term). Finally, from 30 May 2019 onwards, he is Union Minister of State, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.
CONTROVERSIES/CASES- Vijay Kumar Singh date of birth turned into a bone of dispute among him and the safeguard service. While the public authority said that it was May 10, 1950, Singh asserted it to be May 10, 1951. With the debate gathering momentum out of hand, Singh indicted the public authority. Nonetheless, the Supreme Court gave decision for the then Government.
As his residency as Army Chief advanced to an end, Singh blended a contention by asserting he had been offered Rs 14 crore pay off identified with Tatra Truck obtainment. After the protection service requested a request, the mysterious military insight unit, under Singh’s watch, was accused of illicitly tapping telephonic discussion of service authorities.
Subsequent to turning into the MoS, VK Singh attempted to stop the rise of Dalbir Singh Suhag to the situation of Army Chief, cleared by past UPA-II government. Singh had connected General Suhag with supporting “dacoity” by a military unit that once worked under him.