Biography of Indian Governor Bhopinder Singh

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Biography of Andaman and Nicobar¬† Governor –¬† Bhopinder Singh

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The present Liutenant Governer of Andama and Nicobar Islands is Liutenant General Bhopinder Singh, PVSM Liutenant General Bhopinder Singh, PVSM Indian Army officer is the current Governor of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

On 20th March 1946, in Allahabad to late Brigadier Rajmohan Singh (Retd), Bhopinder Singh was born. He is married to Mrs.Bhawanee Singh. Lt Gen Bhopinder Singh, the Military Secretary to the President of India in March 2002, took over as Colonel of the Rajput Regiment.

He has also held post of the Colonel of The President’s Bodyguard. It is a unique honor for being Colonel of two renowned Regiments of the Indian Army.

In the year 1965, this ex-alumnus of National Defense Academy, Lt Gen Bhopinder Singh was commissioned into the famous Rajput Regiment. He has held number of Command, Staff and Instructional engagements over 36 years during his career spanning.

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He has also been an Instructor at the Indian Military Academy. He has had General Staff reigns at Kargil and Kashmir Valley.

Late Field Marshal KM Cariappa, OBE raised the battalion and the 17 RAJPUT battalion was commanded by him. Afterwards he commanded the Rajput Regimental Centre at Fategarh (UP).

At Addis Ababa, Ethiopia he was the Military, Naval and also the Air Attache. He was made the Additional Director General of Organization(AG`s Branch) as Major General at Army Headquarters and later in the year 1997, took over as Military Secretary to the President.

He is responsible for the formulation and implementation of the overall training policies of the entire Indian Army. He also played an instrumental role in establishing the Management of the training and educational institutions.

He is also responsible for intra-service joint trainings with Air Force & Navy besides co-ordination with foreign Defence Forces.

He was conferred the awards :

  • PVSM : Highest Military Award for Distinguished service of the most exceptional order
  • AVSM : Second Highest Award for Distinguished service of an exceptional order
  • Army Commanders Commendation: Distinguished service as Commandant of a Military Institution
  • Ethiopian Govt Commendation Certificate: Certificate in recognition of enhancing and fostering close bi-lateral relations between the two countries

In the matters related with Defense, security, polity and geo-strategic affairs are the areas of interest for Bhopinder Singh. He has also an avid interest in Sports and outdoor adventure activities.