Major General Vijay Singh, VSM, was born in Karauli, Rajasthan on 14 November 1965. He joined the National Defence Academy in June 1983 after completing his education from The Lawrence School, Lovedale. He earned his commission in June 1987. A fourth-generation officer, he lives with his wife and dogs in military cantonments as per his service commitments. His daughter is a media professional while his son is training to become the fifthgeneration of the family to serve in the Indian Army as an officer.