Chandigarh: 08 July 2013,Lt Gen (Retd) A K Singh, PVSM, AVSM, SM, VSM, one of the most
distinguished officers of the Indian Army credited with high level of
professionalism, assumed office as the 11th Lieutenant Governor of
Andaman and Nicobar Islands on 08.07.2013. At a formal
swearing-in-ceremony held at Raj Niwas at Port Blair this afternoon,
Mr. Justice Arun Mishra, Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court
administered the oath of office and oath of secrecy to the new Lt
Governor. The Chief Secretary, Shri Anand Prakash read out the warrant
of appointment.

Lt Gen (Retd) A K Singh, PVSM, AVSM, SM, VSM, ex-general officer,
Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Command, was commissioned into one of
the oldest Regiments, the 7th Light Cavalry on the 17th June 1973.
Known for his high integrity and professionalism, the General has been
at the forefront of all recent major initiatives to transform the
Indian Army and is looked upon as a role model by large numbers in the
Armed Forces.

The General has commanded the 7th Cavalry, a T-90 Tank Brigade, an
Armored Division and the most powerful Strike 1 (Corps), and till
recently, he headed the largest Command, the Southern Army, covering
ten States and four Union Territories and 40 % of India’s landmass.
He is credited with having ensured smooth civil-military relations and
making major contribution in improving the administration and
amenities in over 50 cantts and military stations under his
jurisdiction.  For his exceptional and outstanding services, the
General has been decorated with numerous awards.
On assuming the office, the General said that he was honoured and
humbled by the trust reposed and the great responsibility entrusted to
him.  The General also said that providing security and balanced
development, while keeping ecological concerns to the fore will be a
focus area.