Tariq Khan (general)

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Tariq Khan
طارق خان
Commander I Corps, Mangla
Assumed office
Inspector General, Frontier Corps
Assumed office
Personal details
Born Tank, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Awards Hilal-i-Imtiaz (Military)
Legion of Merit
Military service
Allegiance  Pakistan
Service/branch  Pakistan Army
Years of service 1977 – 2014
Rank OF-8 PakistanArmy.svg Lieutenant-General
Unit Armoured Corps
Commands 1st Armoured Division, Multan
14th Infantry Division, D.I. Khan
Frontier Corps (KP)
I Corps, Mangla
Battles/wars 1991 Gulf War (Ar'ar Saudia Arabia)
War in North-West Pakistan
Operation Zalzala
Operation Sherdil
Operation Rah-e-Nijat

Lieutenant General Tariq Khan, HI(M) was a Pakistan Army general officer who was the Commander of I Strike Corps at Mangla.[1] A war hero, he has been the Inspector General of the Frontier Corps from September 2008 till October 2010.[2]

He has also commanded the 1st Armoured Division in Multan from 2006 to 2007 and then the 14th Infantry Division in South Waziristan till 2008. Khan gained fame when he led the Frontier Corps to victory against the Taliban in the Battle of Bajaur in 2009.[3][4]

Pakistan Army career[edit]

Tariq Khan belongs to the Tank area with more than 300 years lineage. He was commissioned in the Armoured Corps in the 55th PMA Long Course on 16 April 1977 and was awarded the Sword of Honour from the Pakistan Military Academy. He has participated in the First Gulf War of 1991, and contributed towards the international effort in the War on Terrorism as Pakistan's Senior representative at CENTCOM, Tampa, Florida from 2004 to 2005.

Khan was then promoted to major general in 2006 and commanded an armoured division in Multan and later an infantry division in South Waziristan leading Operation Zalzala against the militants.[5] On 1 October 2010 he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General and appointed Corps Commander Mangla.[1]


The officer has been successful in turning the Frontier Corps around from a force in great difficulty into a highly professional one which has seen great successes in its recent operations against the militants in Federally Administered Tribal Areas and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. On 9 December 2007, Tariq Khan received United States Legion of Merit for meritorious services as a liaison officer at CENTCOM during Operation Enduring Freedom.


  1. ^ a b "Lt-Gen Waheed Arshad new CGS" Dawn, 1 October 2010
  2. ^ Ismail Khan "Battle to be won or lost in Bajaur" Dawn, 21 September 2008
  3. ^ Bill Roggio. "Taliban has 'lost' in Bajaur, Mohmand: Pakistan military" The Long War Journal, 1 March 2009
  4. ^ "Tide turns against the Taliban"BBC News, 21 May 2009
  5. ^ "29 brigadiers promoted as major general" Dawn, 5 January 2006

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