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Ved Prakash Malik

General Ved Prakash Malik PVSM, AVSM (born 1 November 1939) served as the 19th Chief of Army Staff of the Indian Army from 30 September 1997 to 30 September 2000.[2] He was the Army Chief during the Kargil War.[3]


Ved Prakash Malik

General VP Malik.png
Born (1939-11-01) 1 November 1939 (age 80)
Dera Ismail Khan, North West Frontier Province, British India
(now Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan)
Allegiance India
Service/branch Indian Army
Years of service1959 - 2000
RankGeneral of the Indian Army.svg General
Service numberIC-11537[1]
UnitSikh Light Infantry
Commands heldIA Southern Command.jpg Southern Army
8th Mountain Division
10 Sikh LI
Battles/warsKargil War
Operation Cactus
Awards

Honours and decorationsEdit

Dates of rankEdit

Insignia Rank Component Date of rank
  Second Lieutenant Indian Army 7 June 1959[1]
  Lieutenant Indian Army 7 June 1961[4]
  Captain Indian Army 7 June 1965[5]
  Major Indian Army 7 June 1972[6]
  Lieutenant-Colonel Indian Army 10 March 1978[7]
  Colonel Indian Army 8 February 1985[8]
  Brigadier Indian Army 2 April 1986[9]
  Major General Indian Army 25 September 1990[10]
  Lieutenant-General Indian Army 26 January 1993[11]
  General
(COAS)
Indian Army 30 September 1997

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Part I-Section 4: Ministry of Defence (Army Branch)". The Gazette of India. 7 November 1959. p. 273.
  2. ^ "Wait and watch then talk with Pak, says Gen Malik". Indian Express. 13 November 1999. Retrieved 9 July 2011.
  3. ^ Abidi, S. Sartaj Alam; Sharma, Satinder (2007). Services chiefs of India. Northern Book Centre. pp. 84–85. Retrieved 9 July 2011.
  4. ^ "Part I-Section 4: Ministry of Defence (Army Branch)". The Gazette of India. 19 August 1961. p. 214.
  5. ^ "Part I-Section 4: Ministry of Defence (Army Branch)". The Gazette of India. 2 October 1965. p. 505.
  6. ^ "Part I-Section 4: Ministry of Defence (Army Branch)". The Gazette of India. 12 August 1972. p. 1174.
  7. ^ "Part I-Section 4: Ministry of Defence (Army Branch)". The Gazette of India. 15 November 1980. p. 1297.
  8. ^ "Part I-Section 4: Ministry of Defence (Army Branch)". The Gazette of India. 21 March 1987. p. 412.
  9. ^ "Part I-Section 4: Ministry of Defence (Army Branch)". The Gazette of India. 7 November 1987. p. 1515.
  10. ^ "Part I-Section 4: Ministry of Defence (Army Branch)". The Gazette of India. 16 November 1991. p. 1769.
  11. ^ "Part I-Section 4: Ministry of Defence (Army Branch)". The Gazette of India. 30 April 1994. p. 785.

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Military offices
Preceded by
Satish Sareen
Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee
1 January 1999-30 September 2000
Succeeded by
Sushil Kumar
Preceded by
Shankar Roychowdhury
Chief of Army Staff
1997–2000
Succeeded by
Sundararajan Padmanabhan
Preceded by
Moti Dar
General Officer Commanding - in - Chief Southern Command
1995–1996
Succeeded by
H M Khanna