Dalbir Singh Suhag

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Lt. Gen. Dalbir Singh (Suhag) belongs to Bishan village near Beri in Jhajjar District of Haryana.

Dalbir Singh Suhagis the first Jat to become Chief of Army Staff of the Indian Army, he is appointed from 31st july 2014 as army chief for 30 months.


Lt Gen Suhag joined the National Defence Academy in 1970 and was commissioned into the 4/5 GR (FF) in June 1974, He is an alumnus of Sainik School Chittorgarh. He has served as a company commander in “Op Pawan” in Sri Lanka, commanded the 53 Infantry Brigade, which was involved in counter insurgency operations in the Kashmir Valley and commanded the 8 Mountain Division in Jammu & Kashmir.

The General has also served as Instructor in Army School of Mechanical Transport (ASMT), Bangalore as well as Indian Military Academy (IMA), Dehradun. He has also tenanted important staff appointments at the Divisional and the Corps levels. He has also held important assignments in Army Headquarters, both as a Colonel and as a Brigadier.

The General Officer has tenanted the appointment of IG SFF, Cabinet Secretariat prior to his promotion as a Corps Commander. The General has been holding the appointment of Colonel of the Regiment, 5 GR (FF) from 19 Apr 2011 and the President Gorkha Brigade from 01 Jan 2014.


The General is highly decorated and is a proud recepient of the following awards:

  • Param Vishisht Seva Medal,
  • Uttam Yudh Seva Medal,
  • Ati Vishisht Seva Medal and
  • Vishisht Seva Medal.

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