General Bikram Singh, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, SM, VSM, India’s 25th
will be on an official visit to the U.S. from December 2 – 6. The highlight of his visit to the U.S. will be his induction into the famed United States Army War College (USAWC), International Fellows Hall of Fame. General Bikram Singh will deliver a keynote speech to the USAWC graduates of the Class of 2013-2014. The General is himself a graduate of the USAWC, Class of 2003-2004. The War College, located in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, is the U.S. Army’s most senior military education institution. It educates and develops high level military personnel and civilians for strategic leadership responsibilities.


Image Caption: Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno traveled to New Delhi this year in 2013, where he visited with his Indian counterpart, Gen. Bikram Singh, chief of army staff. (Courtesy photo by U.S. Army)

A highly decorated Army Chief, General Bikram Singh carries an illustrious military service
record spanning over four decades. He started his career on a high note by topping the first mandatory course of instruction in Infantry School where he was adjudged the Best Young Officer, Best in Tactics, and was also awarded the prestigious Commando Dagger for physical and mental robustness.

In addition to his many accomplishments and skills, General Bikram Singh is also a prolific
speaker. His vast speaking experiences include talks at the United Nations (UN), speaking to top national and military leaders during his extensive tours to various countries and “Think Tanks.”


He has spoken on a wide array of subjects including the UN Peace  Keeping Operations, matters of national and military strategy,  leadership, motivation and morale. His most recent speech in India was  on Field Marshall Sam Manekshaw Memorial Day when he delivered the  maiden speech and spoke on the subject of “Evolution of Strategic  Military Thought in India”. While attending his course at USAWC,  General Bikram Singh won the coveted International
Toastmasters award in public speaking.

During his visit to the U.S., General Bikram Singh will also have an  opportunity to visit Fort
Bragg, Fort Benning, and visit with high level officials in Washington  D.C.

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