Singha Bahadur Shrestha, Inspector General of Armed Police Force, Nepal was born in Dillibazar Kathmandu Nepal on 03 March 1963. He began his career as a commissioned officer (Inspector) in Nepal Police on 11 April, 1988 A.D. After serving thirteen years in Nepal Police, he switched over to Armed Police Force, Nepal as a Superintended (SP) on 17 April 2001. Succeeding several high profile commands and having profound impact upon staff members and others, he was promoted to the rank of the Inspector General and took up his current appointment as Chief of Armed Police Force, Nepal on 14 February 2017. He is the ninth successor of Armed Police Force, Nepal.
During his 29 years of glorious services, he has expanded his expertise and reputation as one of the leading professional and has spent significant portions of service in various high profile commands, observational and instructional appointments. He has attended various national and international professional and management courses, workshops, seminars and the trainings on defense, crisis management, counter terrorism special arms and basic war tactics, surveillance and intelligence, governance and management, general police administration etc. He is a graduate from the PLA National Defense University, Beijing and holds Masters Degree in Political Science from Nepal and Masters Degree in Strategic Studies from China.
Inspector General Shrestha has several United Nations Peacekeeping experiences which include the service as a humanitarian aid officer in the United Nations Protection Force in Croatia in 1995, as a field training officer in the United Nations Mission in Kosovo in 2001-2002 and as a district Chief of Operations in the United Nations Mission in East Timor in 2006-2008.
Inspector General Shrestha is dedicated to serve country and to ensure protection and promotion of human rights in all aspects. He believes, “Simple living and high thinking is the best way to lead a life.” As an individual with high standard of integrity and professionalism, he is committed to institutional development of Armed Police Force, Nepal. He has been awarded and decorated with the Suprabal Janasewa Shree, Accession of Throne Silver Medal, Remote Service Medal, Foreign Service Medal and several UN Peacekeeping Service Medals and number of appreciations.
Inspector General Shrestha has visited more the 15 counties such as the United States of America, Japan, Italy, France, Spain, Germany, Croatia, Kosovo, East Timor, China and Sri Lanka. He is married to Mrs. Sarita Shrestha and the couple is blessed with a daughter. His hobbies include reading, trekking, travelling, listening music and cycling.