Ved Prakash Malik

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Ved Prakash Malik

General VP Malik.png
18th Chief of the Army Staff
In office
1 October 1997 - 30 September 2000
Preceded byGen Shankar Roy Chowdhury
Succeeded byGen Sundararajan Padmanabhan
21st Vice Chief of Army Staff
In office
1 August 1996 - 30 September 1997
Preceded byM.L.Dar
Succeeded byChandra Shekhar
Personal details
Born (1939-11-01) 1 November 1939 (age 81)
Dera Ismail Khan, North West Frontier Province, British India
(now Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan)
Awards
Military service
Allegiance India
Branch/service Indian Army
Years of service1959 - 2000
RankGeneral of the Indian Army.svg General
UnitSikh Light Infantry
CommandsIA Southern Command.jpg Southern Army
8th Mountain Division
10 Sikh LI
Battles/warsKargil War
Operation Cactus

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]

Honours and decorations[edit]

IND Poorvi Star Ribbon.svg IND Raksha Medal Ribbon.svg
IND Sangram Medal Ribbon.svg
Param Vishisht Seva Medal Ati Vishisht Seva Medal
Samanya Seva Medal Poorvi Star Special Service Medal Raksha Medal
Sangram Medal Sainya Seva Medal High Altitude Service Medal 50th Anniversary of Independence Medal
25th Anniversary of Independence Medal 30 Years Long Service Medal 20 Years Long Service Medal 9 Years Long Service Medal

Dates of rank[edit]

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

References[edit]

  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
Preceded by
B S Nalwa
Commandant of the Defence Services Staff College
1994 - 1995
Succeeded by
Baldev Singh