Ex-Army Chief JJ Singh Conferred with Highest French Civilian Honour (Download PDF)


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JJ Singh a former Indian Army Chief General (retd) was conferred with the prestigious Officer of the Legion of Honour, the highest French civilian distinction for his stellar role in modernizing the Indian Army.

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Ex-Army Chief JJ Singh conferred with the highest French civilian honour

  • French Ambassador to India, Francois Richier has honored him in New Delhi.
  • This honor will also recognized his pivotal role for initiating robust exchanges between the Indian and French armies leading to “unprecedented” levels of inter-operability and collaboration.

About JJ Singh:

  • He was born on 17th September 1945 at Bahawalpur, Punjab.
  • He has completed his graduation from the National Defence Academy (NDA).
  • On 2nd August 1964, he was commissioned into the 9th Maratha Light Infantry.
  • He was appointed as the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Army Training Command (ARTRAC) in January, 2003.
  • He becomes Army Commander – Western Command, in January 2004.
  • In January 2005, He was the 22nd appointed as chief of the Army Staff of
  • He had served as the Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee (CSC) of the three forces in 2007.
  • He had served as the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh from 2008 to 2013 after his retirement.
  • For the enhancement of military cooperation between the Indian and French armies he had played important role during his tenure in the Indian.
  • He had projected the idea to plot joint army exercises at the level already existing between the two countries’ air forces (Garuda) and navies (Varuna).
  • For the French National Day military parade in Paris he was invited as the Guest of Honour in which an Indian Army contingent took part for the first time in 2009.

- Published/Last Modified on: April 13, 2016


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