V K Singh was born on May 10, 1950. While his grandfather was a Junior Commissioned Officer, his father was a Colonel in the Indian Army. He did his schooling from Birla Public School, Pilani. Subsequently, he got admitted to the National Defence Academy (NDA) and completed his graduation from the Defence Services Staff College. His other educational accomplishments include graduation from United States Army Infantry School, Pennsylvania Carlisle’s United States Army War College, and Rangers course graduation from Fort Benning. Some of the awards he has won during his career include Yudh Seva Medal, Ati Vishisht Seva Medal, Param Vishisht Seva Medal, and many more.
V K Singh started his career as a military officer and became the first ever commando (trained to carry out high altitude and counter insurgency operations) in the Indian Army to have been promoted to the General rank. He was part of the 1971 India-Pakistan War and Operation Pawan.
General V.K Singh retired as a four star general of the Indian Army and served as the Chief of the Army staff from 2010-2012. After his retirement he decided to venture into politics and is an Honorable Member of Parliament and is also the Patron in Chief of Federation of Small Industries in India. His role in ‘Operation Raahat’ is nothing less than a legend when 460 Indian Nationals and somewhere close to 1000 foreign nationals were safely evacuated from Yemen during the Yemeni crisis in 2015. Sir we salute you for your service to the nation and The Federation of Associations of Small Industries in India is honored to have you on board as its Patron-in Chief