BANGALORE: Vikram Singh, the current Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for South and Southeast Asia, and the highest ranking U.S.-Indian at the Pentagon, is all set to join the Center for American Progress in March, reports the Economic Times.
“We’re thrilled to have Vikram Singh lead our national security and international policy team,” exclaimed CAP President Neera Tanden. “Vikram is a leading foreign policy thinker of his generation and has tackled the country’s greatest foreign policy challenges during his time at the State Department and the Pentagon. As we continue to shape a pragmatic foreign policy strategy over the next decade, Vikram’s insights, sharp strategic mind, and experience will guide our work.”
Singh contribution has certainly been immense, because prior to his most recent assignments at the Pentagon, Singh served at the Department of Defense from 2003 to 2007 on number of impressive defense policy issues. The programs that included were train and equip foreign military forces, U.S. military counterinsurgency and irregular warfare capabilities, stability operations, disaster response, humanitarian assistance, and the 2005 Quadrennial Defense Review.
Singh even lived and worked in Sri Lanka on a Ford Foundation programme, which was for the minority rights and conflicts in the sub-continent. He also reported on the Lankan civil war as the Voice of America.