Brigadier General Ravinder Singh Appointed Singapore’s Army Chief
Brigadier General Ravinder Singh became the first Sikh in nearly 30 years to be appointed the Army Chief of Singapore.
Singapore on 5 March 2011 appointed Brigadier General Ravinder Singh as its next army chief. Brigadier General Ravinder Singh became the first Sikh in nearly 30 years to be given charge of the force's baton.
Singh, a Singaporean of Indian origin succeeded Major-General Chan Chun Sing.
Prior to being appointed as the army chief Singh served as Deputy Secretary (Technology) at the Defence Ministry. He had joined the Singapore Armed Forces in December 1982. Singh had in the past also served as assistant chief of General Staff (plans), head of Joint Communications and Information Systems Department and Chief of Staff - Joint Staff.
Colonel Mancharan Singh Gill was the first ever Sikh and non-Chinese to take up the post of army chief of Singapore in 1982.