Jaswant Singh is an Indian politician, Member of Parliament (MP) and a top leader of Bhartiya Janta Party(BJP). Singh has served India as union finance minister, union foreign minister and union defence minister during the Atal Bihari Vajpayee led NDA govt (1999-2004). Singh has also served as a leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha(2009-2010).

He is the candidate for the Vice president post by the NDA for the year 2012. He will contest against Hamid Ansari who is the UPA’s Vice President of India candidate.

Singh was born on January 3 ,1938 at village Jasol ( Barmer district) in Rajasthan (India). His father was Late Mr Thakur Sardara Singh and mother was Late Mrs Kunwar Baisa. Singh is married to Mrs Sheetal Kumari. They have two sons.

He was an officer in the Indian Army in the 1960s and is an alumnus of Mayo College and the National Defence Academy (India), Khadakwasla. Singh is a lover of horses, and himself a skilled horseman. He was the patron-in-chief of the Indian Polo Association, having himself been a player.