Formerly Chief of the Army Staff of the Indian Army | Chief of Staff Committee of India
Who Am I
As Chief of the Army Staff, Gen. Malik had
dual responsibility of being an “advisor” to the Government as well as be the
commander of over a million strong Indian army and manage all its functions to
fulfill its national role and assigned missions. In India, every aspect of the
management of the army-strategic and operational planning, equipment profile,
human resource development, discipline, welfare etc. is shouldered by the Chief
of the Army Staff.
As Army Chief with additional
responsibility of Chairman, Chief of Staff Committee, he oversaw intensified
anti-terrorist operations in Jammu and Kashmir and North-East India, management
of disputed borders with China and Pakistan and security relations with other
nations. He planned, coordinated and oversaw execution of operation ‘Vijay’ to
successfully defeat Pakistan’s attempted intrusion in Kargil sector in 1999.
His military career and subsequent membership of the National Security Advisory
Board has given him considerable expertise to speak on India’s security
In 2007, he was nominated on the judges’
panel to select and rank Top Companies for Leaders in Asia Pacific Region by
Hewitt Associates who undertook this exercise in collaboration with Fortune
Magazine and The RBL Group. General Malik draws on these experiences,
achievements and leadership practices to deliver a very inspiring and
motivational session to his audience. He has addressed several universities,
corporate organizations and civil and military institutions in India and
Gen. Malik was awarded the Ati Vishishta
Seva Medal in 1986, and Param Vishishta Seva Medal, the highest national award
for distinguished military services in India in 1996. He was given the
Excellence in Leadership award by Atur Foundation, Pune, Distinguished
Fellowship of the Institute of Directors, New Delhi in 1999, and “Pride of the
Nation” award by the Doon Citizens Council in July 2000.
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