As General VK Singh takes over as the chief of the Indian Army he asserted that India is ready for any challenge. Indian Army is well prepared to face any threat from China, he said. The General also said that he will focus his attention on improving "internal health" of the force to weed out corruption. General VK Singh took over as the army chief on Wednesday on the retirement of Gen Deepak Kapoor. Commissioned into 2 Rajput in June 1970, Singh had been heading the armys Kolkata-based Eastern Command. A veteran of the 1971 India-Pakistan war and IPKF (Indian Peacekeeping Keeping Force in Sri Lanka) operations, Singh is a graduate of the US Army Infantry School and has also attended the US Army War College, Carlisle. A senior army officer who has served with Singh said, He is a stickler for rules and has zero tolerance for corruption. His personal conduct has been above the board. General Singh ordered an inquiry into the Sukna land case and recommended strict action against four generals allegedly involved. Singh, a third-generation officer of the Rajput Regiment, hails from Bapoda village in Bhiwani. An army spokesperson said Singh has vast operational experience in counter-insurgency operations, Line of Control and high-altitude environment.