Ved Prakash Malik

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General Ved Prakash Malik
Born (1939-11-01) 1 November 1939 (age 75)
Allegiance  India
Service/branch  Indian Army
Years of service 7 June 1959 to 30 September 2000.
Rank General

General Ved Prakash Malik (born 1 November 1939 in Dera Ismail Khan, North West Frontier Province, British India) served as the 19th Chief of Army Staff of the Indian Army from 30 September 1997 till 30 September 2000.[1]

Malik received the Ati Vishisht Seva Medal and the Param Vishisht Seva Medal for distinguished service to the Indian Army and to the nation; He was the Army Chief during the Kargil War.[2]


  1. ^ "Wait and watch then talk with Pak, says Gen Malik". Indian Express. 13 November 1999. Retrieved 9 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Abidi, S. Sartaj Alam; Sharma, Satinder (2007). Services chiefs of India. Northern Book Centre. pp. 84–85. Retrieved 9 July 2011. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
Shankar Roychowdhury
Chief of Army Staff
Succeeded by
Sundararajan Padmanabhan