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Vijay Kumar Singh

Vijay Kumar Singh

Biography

General Vijay Kumar Singh, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, ADC is an Indian politician and a retired four star general in the Indian Army. Since May 26, 2014, he has served as the Minister of State for External Affairs in the NDA-led Government of India. He briefly served as the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of the North-Eastern Region in the Government. During his military career, Singh served as the 24th Chief of the Army Staff from 2010 to 2012. He became the first serving Indian military Chief of Staff to take the Government of India to court, with regard to a dispute over his date of birth and subsequent retirement.

Personal Life

Full Name Vijay Kumar Singh
Date of Birth 10 May 1951 (Age 68)
Place of Birth Pune, Maharashtra
Party name Bharatiya Janta Party
Education
Profession Defence Services
Father's Name Col. (Retd.) Jagat Singh
Mother's Name Smt. Krishna Kumari
Spouse's Name Smt. Bharti Singh
No of Sons 2
No of Daughters 2

Contact

Permanent address Maitri Bhawan, Silokra Road,Sector 30, Gurgaon-122001HaryanaTel : (120) 2380528
Present address 36, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Road,New Delhi-110011Tel : (011) 23017056, 08826611111 (M)Telefax : (011) 23013800
Email vksingh.mp@sansad.nic.in

Interesting Facts

His interest lies in defence and strategic issues

Political Timeline

  • 2019
    He will be contesting the 2019 Lok Sabha elections from Ghaziabad.
  • 2014
    Vijay Kumar Singh was elected to the 16th Lok Sabha by defeating Raj Babbar of INC party from Gaziabad constituency, Uttar Pradesh.
  • 9 Nov. 2014 - 16 Feb. 2016
    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
  • 5 July 2016
    Union Minister of State, Ministry of External Affairs
  • 27 May 2014 - 9 Nov. 2014
    Union Minister of State (Independent Charge), Development of North Eastern Region, External Affairs and Overseas Indian Affairs
  • 16 Feb. 2016
    Union Minister of State (Independent Charge), Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Union Minister of State, Ministry of External Affairs
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Disclaimer: The information relating to the candidate is an archive based on the self-declared affidavit filed at the time of elections. The current status may be different. For the latest on the candidate kindly refer to the affidavit filed by the candidate with the Election Commission of India in the recent election.

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