|8th Governor of Uttarakhand|
|Assumed office |
15 September 2021
|Chief Minister||Pushkar Singh Dhami|
|Preceded by||Baby Rani Maurya|
|Deputy Chief of the Army Staff|
(Information Systems and Training)
October 2014 – January 2016
|Preceded by||Jai Prakash Nehra (PVSM, AVSM**)|
|Succeeded by||Jagbir Singh Cheema (PVSM, AVSM, VSM)|
|Born||1 February 1956|
Jalal Usman, Amritsar, Punjab
|Residence||Raj Bhavan, Dehradun|
|Years of service||–2016|
Deputy Chief of Army Staff (IS&T)
Lieutenant General Gurmit Singh(born 1 February 1956) is a former Deputy Chief of the Indian Army. In 2021 he was appointed Governor of Uttrakhand.
Singh retired on 31 January 2016 after nearly four decades in the army, where he was deputy chief of Army Staff, and adjutant general and corps commander of strategic XV Corps that overlooks the Line of Control in Kashmir. He has also worked in border issues and counter-terrorism.
Singh was born on 1 February 1956 in Jalal Usman, Amritsar, Punjab. His father served in the Indian Army and his elder brother served in Indian Air Force.
He graduated from the Defence Services Staff Course and National Defence College, has two M.Phil degrees from Chennai and Indore universities, and was a research fellow for two years on the India-China Boundary issue at the Institute of Chinese Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University during his study leave from the Indian Army.
After being an Infantry Company Commander, and Brigade Commander become Brigadier General of Army Staff, he became a Major General, Additional Director General of Military Operations and Deputy Chief of Army Staff. During his stint in the Army, he was a part of numerous expert groups, joint working groups, annual dialogues and China study group meetings for over a decade. He also served in Banbasa, Uttarakhand, while in the army.
Singh received four Presidential Awards and two commendations by the Chief of Army Staff while in the Army. He has also received the Param Vishisht Seva Medal, Uttam Yudh Seva Medal, Ati Vishisht Seva Medal and Vishisht Seva Medal.
|Param Vishisht Seva Medal|
|Uttam Yudh Seva Medal||Ati Vishisht Seva Medal||Vishisht Seva Medal|