V. P. Malik
Gen. V. P. Malik, PVSM, AVSM
Former Chief of Indian Army
Gen V P Malik, was chief of the army staff of the Indian army and concurrently the Chairman, Chief of Staff Committee of India. As chief of the army staff, Gen Malik had dual responsibility of being an "advisor" to the Government as well as commander of over one million strong Indian army and managed all its functions to fulfil its national role and assigned missions. In India, every aspect of the management of the army-strategic and planning, equipment profile, human resource development, discipline, welfare, etc. is shouldered by the chief of the army staff. As chief, and later with additional responsibility of Chairman, chief of staff committee, he oversaw intensified anti terrorist operations in Jammu and Kashmir, in the north east, and management of disputed border with China. He planned, coordinated and oversaw execution of operation Vijay to successfully defeat Pakistan's attempted intrusion in Kargil sector in 1999.

Gen Malik was awarded the Ati Vishishta Seva Medal in 1986, and Param Vishishta Seva Medal, the highest national award for distinguished services in India in 1996. He was given 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.

Since retirement (September 30, 2000), he keeps himself engaged in spreading awareness and sharing his views on India's national security challenges and international relations. He is a former member of the National Security Advisory Board and currently, an honorary advisor to the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi and president of the ORF Institute of Security Studies. 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.

He is on the board of Hero Honda Motors Limited, BSES Rajdhani Power Limited and BSES Yamuna Power Limited. He is a member of the audit committee of the Company. He is also the member of the audit committee of Hero Honda Motors Limited, BSES Rajdhani Power Limited and BSES Yamuna Power Limited.


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