ISLAMABAD (APP) - Lt-General Vijay Kumar Singh, Indias Eastern Army Commander and senior-most infantry officer, was on Friday named as the next Indian Army chief and will take over his new post after incumbent Gen Deepak Kapoor retires on March 31. According to a private TV channel, the Indian Defence Ministry issued the order after their Cabinet Committee on Appointments cleared Singhs name for the top post. He is the third generation officer from the Rajput regiment. Singh, a graduate of the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington as well as the Rangers Course at Fort Benning, USA and the US Army War College, Carlisle, was commissioned into the 2 Rajput in June 1970 and commanded the same unit when it was positioned along the LoC.