Lieutenant General Ajai Kumar Singh, AVSM, YSM, SM, VSM, an alumnus of National Defence Academy Khadakwasla and Indian Military Academy Dehradun was commissioned into the Seventh Battalion of the Eleventh Gorkha Rifles in December 1984. He has done his M.Sc (Defence Studies) from Madras University, M.Phil (Defence and Strategic Studies) from Indore University and attended the prestigious National Defence College, New Delhi.

In an illustrious career spanning over three and half decades, the General Officer has had vast Operational experience in Counter Insurgency, High Altitude, Glaciated and Desert Operations. He commanded the First Battalion of the Eleventh Gorkha Rifles in Counter Insurgency environment in the Valley, an Independent Brigade Group along Western Front, the Counter Insurgency Force in J&K and a Corps deployed in a highly sensitive area on Northern Borders.

The General Officer has had varied Regimental, Instructional and Staff exposures which includes Director at Military Operations Directorate, Deputy Director General (Discipline & Vigilance), Additional Director General Military Operations (A) and Director General Operational Logistics in Army Headquarters. The General Officer has also tenanted a foreign assignment with the Military Wing at the Embassy of India in Nepal.

He is a recipient of Ati Vishisht Seva Medal, Yudh Seva Medal, Sena Medal, Vishisht Seva Medal, two Chief of the Army Staff Commendation Cards and a General Officer Commanding-in-Chief (Central Command) Commendation Card.

An alumnus of Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Darjeeling the General Officer is a keen Trekker and Mountaineer. He is a keen sportsman with interest in cycling & Yoga and an ardent reader with interest in geopolitics, spirituality, mythology, history and nature.

The General officer is presently tenanting appt of GOC-in-C, Southern Command.

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