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Government of India
Ministry of Defence
17-March-2011 17:31 IST
Indian Army Chief Honoured at the US Army War

College Hall of Fame

1. In a rare event of its kind, General VK Singh becomes the first Indian Officer to be inducted into the ‘Hall of Fame’ of US Army War College, Carlisle, USA, on 11 Mar 2011. This distinction is extended by the US Army, to all officers from friendly foreign countries, who rise to the post of ‘Chief’ of their respective Armies, after attending the coveted Course at US Army War College. A masters degree in Strategic Studies is awarded on completion of the course. General VK Singh (then Brigadier) passed out from the US Army War College in 2000-01.

2. The ceremony was hosted by Major General Gregg F Martin, the Commandant of US Army War College, Carlisle, where General VK Singh, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, ADC, Chief of Army Staff was ceremoniously inducted into the ‘Hall of Fame’. As part of the ceremony the Chief’s photograph was placed in the hallowed portals of the college. On this occasion, General VK Singh also delivered a talk on ‘Strategic & Defence Leadership’ to the students of US Army War College, where he highlighted the future challenges, which will be faced by future leaders.

S Om Singh/Dhup Singh

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