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30 Oct 2022

Singapore’s first Chief of Armed Forces, Brigadier-General Kirpa Ram Vij dies

Judith Tan

Singapore’s first Chief of Armed Forces and Brigadier-General Kirpa Ram Vij died on 29 Oct. He was 87. Before becoming the Director of General Staff, Mr Vij served in the civil service. He was head of the SAF between 1970 and 1974, and became a brigadier-general in 1972. Mr Vij was appointed the Deputy Secretary…