Iftikhar Ali Khan (general)

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Lt Gen Chaudary Iftikhar Ali Khan
Born5 January 1941
Died22 August 2009
Rawalpindi, Pakistan
AllegiancePakistan Pakistan
Service/branch Pakistan Army
Years of service1962 – 1997
RankLieutenant General
Unit28 Baloch Regiment
5 Azad Kashmir Regiment
Commands heldChief Instructor AFWC at NDC
National Defence College, Rawalpindi
XXXI Corps, Bahawalpur
Chief of General Staff (CGS)
AwardsHilal-i-Imtiaz (Military)
Other workDefence Secretary of Pakistan

Lt. Gen. (R) Iftikhar Ali Khan (Urdu: افتخار علی خان‎) (died August 22, 2009), HI(M), SBT was the former Secretary of Defense and Chief of General Staff (CGS) of the Pakistan Army.

Personal life[edit]

He was the elder brother of Nisar Ali Khan. He died on August 22, 2009 by heart attack.

Military career[edit]

Iftikhar Ali Khan was commissioned in the Pakistan Army on October 1961 in the 26th PMA Long Course. Khan served as the Chief Instructor of the Armed Forces War College at National Defence College, Rawalpindi from April 1991 to May 1993.[1] He was promoted to Lieutenant General in May 1993 and did a brief stint as Commandant at the National Defence College, Rawalpindi until June 1993. He was later appointed Commander XXXI Corps, Bahawalpur, a post he held for two and a half years.


  1. ^ "Chief Instructors Gallery" National Defence University, Islamabad accessed 6 October 2009
Military offices
Preceded by
Jehangir Karamat
Chief of General Staff
1996 – 1997
Succeeded by
Ali Kuli Khan Khattak