National Defence Bureau,
New Delhi, 28 March 2018
Lt Gen Harpal Singh an alumni of National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla is appointed as Director General Border Roads (DGBR) today. He was commissioned into the Corps of Engineers on 24 December 1982. He later commanded a Border Roads Task Force in Jammu & Kashmir valley. He has also been the Chief Engineer of Project Dantak (BRO) at Bhutan, Chief Engineer (Navy), Mumbai and Chief Engineer HQ Eastern Command. The General is a graduate of the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington, the Higher Command and National Defence College courses.
During his 34 years of distinguished career, the General Officer has held several prestigious assignments to include Gde 2 at Army HQ, Gde 2 and Gde 1 at Comd HQ, DDG DV at Army HQ and Dy MS at Central Command. He has also been a Directing Staff at the prestigious College of Defence Management, Secunderabad. He was the Addl MS(A) at the MS Branch. Prior to taking over as Director General Border Roads, he was holding the appointment of Director General Military Training at IHQ of MoD (Army). Lt Gen Harpal’s distinct academic achievements include a double M.Tech from the Virginia State University, USA, Masters in Management Studies from Osmania University and M.Phil ( Defence Studies) from Madras University.
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