Punjab (British India)
|Died||6 June 1984
Akal Takht, Amritsar, Punjab (India)
|Years of service||1944 – 1977|
|Commands held||GOC, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and parts of Odisha|
|Battles/wars||Indo-Pakistani war of 1971 (India) and Operation Blue Star 1984 under Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale|
|Awards||AVSM and PVSM|
Major General Shabeg Singh AVSM and PVSM (1925-1984), was an Indian Army officer noted for his service in training of Mukti Bahini volunteers during the Bangladesh Liberation War.  Singh was born in Khiala village (earlier known as Khiala Nand Singhwala), about nine miles (14 km) from Amritsar–Chogawan Road. He was the eldest son of Sardar Bhagwan Singh and Pritam Kaur, and had three brothers and a sister. He was sent to the Khalsa College in Amritsar for secondary education, and later to the Government College in Lahore for higher education.
In 1942, an officers selection team visiting Lahore colleges recruited Singh to the Indian Army officers cadre. After training in the Indian Military Academy, he was commissioned in the Garhwal Rifles as a Second Lieutenant. Within a few days the Regiment moved to Burma and joined the war against the Japanese, which was then in progress. In 1945 when the war ended, he was in Malaya with his unit. After partition, when reorganization of the regiments took place, he joined the Parachute Brigade as a Paratrooper. He was posted in the 1st Para (Special Force) Battalion Parachute Regiment in which he remained till 1959.
Singh was an instructor in the Military Academy at Dehra Dun, and held a number of staff appointments in various ranks. During the course of his service in the Indian army, Shabeg Singh fought in every war that India participated in.
Operation Blue Star
After his dismissal, Singh joined leader Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale. He organised the militants present at the Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple) in Amritsar in June 1984. He was killed in Operation Blue Star.
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