Sartaj Singh

Died23 April 1998
Allegiance India
Service/branch Indian Army
Years of service1940–1974
RankLieutenant General
UnitRegiment of Artillery
Commands heldSouthern Command

Lieutenant General Sartaj Singh GM (died 23 April 1998) was a senior officer in the Indian Army. He was commissioned into the Regiment of Artillery of the British Indian Army in 1940, and served as an anti-tank gunner in Ceylon. After completing training to serve as a gunnery staff instructor in the UK in 1947, he served as the first Indian instructor at the School of Artillery in Deolali. He served on a United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Congo, and commanded a division in the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965. He served as the GOC, XV Corps on the western front during the Indo Pakistan War of 1971. He was then awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1972 for his outstanding services to the nation.[1] At the time of his retirement in 1974 he was General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Southern Command, with the rank of lieutenant general.[2]


  1. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2015.
  2. ^ "Business News: Business News India, Business News Today, Latest Finance News, Business News Live".