Lt Gen Harpal Singh, PVSM, AVSM, VSM is an alumni of National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla. He was commissioned into the Corps of Engineers in Dec 1982. The officer has tenanted critical command and staff appointments at various levels. He has commanded a Border Roads Task Force in J&K Valley. He has also been the Chief Engineer of Project Dantak (BRO) at Bhutan, Chief Engineer (Navy), Mumbai and Chief Engineer Eastern Command.
The General Officer is a graduate of Defence Services Staff College, Higher Defence Management Course and National Defence College. His distinct academic achievements include a double M Tech from the Virginia State University, USA and Masters in Management Studies from Osmania University and M. Phil (Defence Studies) from Madras University.
During his 37 years of distinguished career, the General Officer has held several appointments to include Gde 2 at Army HQ, Gde 2 and Gde 1 at Comd HQ, DDG DV at Army HQ and Dy MS at Central Command. He has also been Directing Staff and DS Coord at the prestigious College of Defence Management, Secunderabad. His prestigious appointments include Additional Military Secretary and Director General of Military Training and Col Comdt of the Army Physical Training Corps.
Prior to taking over as Engineer-in-Chief, the General Officer was at the helm of affairs of the Border Road Organisation as Director General of Border Roads. He is the Col Comdt of the Bengal Sappers & Mil Svy since 10 Aug 2018.
The General Officer has assumed the appointment of Engineer-in-Chief wef 01Dec 2020.