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.
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