General Harinder Singh becomes the new Commander of Nord Kivu Brigade
Goma, 5 October 2011 - Brigadier-General, Harinder Singh, an infantry officer, arrived in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to take over the command of Nord Kivu Brigade on 3 October 2011. His predecessor, General Chandi Prasad Mohanty, left the country three days later after more than a year of service with the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO).
Brigadier-Genereal Sing is an expert in counter insurgency, as well as in issues of operational readiness and force sustainability. Back in his country, India, he occupied high profile positions, including as Director-General of Military Operations, and Director-General of Operational Logistics and Strategic Movement. His previous experience in the UN and African context includes working with the United Nations Verification and Enforcement Mission (UNAVEM) in Angola.
An alumnus of the National Defense Academy, he graduated from India's Defense Service Staff College (DSSC). He was a senior research fellow at the Institute of Defense Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi, and at the S. Rajaratanam School of International Studies (RSIS) in Singapore. A prolific writer, General Singh has published several essays and papers. His book titled 'Establishing India's Military Readiness Concerns and Strategy' is awaiting publication.
Maj SGS Shekhar/ MONUSCO