Lt Gen Gurbirpal Singh takes over as New Director General of NCC

An alumnus of the National Cadet Corps, beacame New Director General of NCC Lt Gen Gurbirpal Singh, AVSM, VSM has now taken over the reins of National Cadet Corps – The premier youth organization of the country, as its 34th Director General on 27 Sep 2021.

He has taken charge of the NCC at a time the Defence Ministry is looking at making it more relevant.

New Director General of NCC

The ministry on September 16 appointed a 15-member committee that included cricket icon Mahendra Singh Dhoni and industrialist Anand Mahindra to carry out a comprehensive review of the NCC and suggest ways to improve its overall functioning.

This news is important for upcoming SSB and other defence related examinations.

Lt Gen Singh was commissioned into The Parachute Regiment in 1987.

He is an alumnus of the National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla, the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun as well as the NCC.

The officer served as a company commander in a counter-insurgency environment in Nagaland and the Siachen Glacier.

He has commanded a Special Forces Battalion in Kashmir, a mountain brigade and an infantry division on the Line of Control.

New Director General of NCC


The National Cadet Corps is the youth wing of the Indian Armed Forces with its headquarters in New Delhi, India. It is open to school and college students on voluntary basis as a Tri-Services Organisation, comprising the Army, the Navy and the Air Wing, engaged in grooming the youth of the country into disciplined and patriotic citizens. The soldier youth foundation in India is a voluntary organization which recruits cadets from high schools, higher secondary, colleges and universities all over India. The Cadets are given basic military training in small arms and drill. The officers and cadets have no liability for active military service once they complete their course.

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