Colonel Baljinder Singh (Retd.) joined USISPF as Director for Aerospace & Defense. Baljinder Singh has served for 29 years as a soldier-engineer in the Indian Army in various terrains. A maroon beret and an armoured vehicle specialist, Baljinder Singh commanded his battalion in Strike Corps. In his last appointment with the DRDO Baljinder Singh has worked extensively on many Make-in India projects. His experience gives him deep insights into the capability acquisition and development procedures of the Ministry of Defence and the Government in India. While serving in the Army Baljinder Singh took an active part in operations like “Operation Vijay” and “Operation Parakram”. Baljinder Singh also participated in joint exercise ‘Yudh Abhyas’ with the US forces. Baljinder Singh has been awarded GOC-in-C commendation cards on two separate occasions (2009 & 2015) for his professionalism, one among many other achievements Baljinder Singh has had. Baljinder Singh is an avid adventurer and a golfer.