General Vijay Kumar Singh, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, ADC (born 10 May 1951) is an Indian politician and a retired four star general in the Indian Army. Since May 26, 2014; he has served as the Minister of State for External Affairs in the NDA-led Government of India. He briefly served as the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of the North-Eastern Region in the Government, a portfolio that was later assumed by Jitendra Singh.
During his military career, Singh served as the 24th Chief of the Army Staff from 2010 to 2012. He became the first serving Indian military Chief of Staff to take the Government of India to court, with regard to a dispute over his date of birth and subsequent retirement.
After his retirement from the military, he joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in 2014 and was elected Member of Parliament of the Lok Sabha in the Indian general elections, 2014; from the Ghaziabad constituency of Uttar Pradesh.
He has written an autobiography, Courage and Conviction.