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CARLISLE, Pa, United States
- General Bikram Singh, India’s 25th Chief of Army Staff, was recently inducted into the United States Army War College International Fellows Hall of Fame.
Singh, a graduate of the USAWC, class of 2004, became the 44th member inducted into the International Fellows Hall of Fame.The War College, located here, is the U.S. Army’s senior-most military education institution. It educates and develops high level military personnel and civilians for strategic leadership responsibilities.In his introductory remarks in front of a packed auditorium, Singh highlighted that one of the things he learned while studying at USAWC was that no challenge is a challenge and no problem is a problem and that he could push through any situation with the attributes and skills he had acquired at the college.In response to a question from a female U.S. Army officer, a current student at the War College, regarding female involvement in the Indian Army, Singh said that the Army was committed to enhancing gender balance and gender equality in the Indian armed forces.A highly decorated army chief, Singh has an illustrious military service record spanning over four decades.Singh was accompanied by his wife Bubble Surjeet Kaur on his U.S. visit. His stops included an official visit to Fort Bragg and meetings with high level officials in Washington, D.C.PTI adds from Washington, D.C.: Gen. Bikram Singh and top U.S. military leadership have discussed ways to enhance bilateral defense ties through joint training exercises and military exchanges to advance India’s military interests.Singh visited important U.S. defense establishments and met a number of high-ranking defense and civilian officials here during his four-day trip that ended Dec. 5.Singh and U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen Ray Odierno discussed the ongoing army-to-army cooperation and opportunities to further strengthen bilateral cooperation through joint training exercises and military exchanges.Singh also utilized the opportunity to discuss the U.S.-India defense relationship with other senior U.S. military leadership and advance India’s military interests, according to an official statement.
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