General Ved Prakash Malik

Former Chief of the Indian Army.


General Malik, Former Chief of Army Staff and Army Chief during the Kargil War, was drafted into the 3 Sikh Light Infantry in 1959. In 1989 he was promoted to the GOC of a mountain division. In 1992, he commanded the Corps in Punjab and oversaw the state's anti-militancy operations. 

Since 1997, as Chief of the Army, he coordinated and oversaw the planning and execution of 'Operation Vijay' (Kargil War) to prevent Pakistan from invading the Kargil region in 1999.

Gen. VP Mailk is the author of 'Kargil from Surprise to Victory' and 'India's Military Conflicts and Diplomacy: An Inside View of Decision Making.'

Awards and Accomplishments

Awards and Accomplishments

Gen. Malik has been honoured with many medals, including the prestigious ‘Param Vishisht Seva Medal’ and ‘Ati Vishisht Seva Medal‘ in 2022. 

The ‘Atur Foundation‘ in Pune felicitated him with the ‘Excellence in Leadership’. ‘The Institute of Directors’, New Delhi, awarded him the ‘Distinguished Fellowship’ in 1999. ‘The Doon Citizens Council’ honoured him with the ‘Pride of the Nation’ award in July 2000.

In 2007, he was nominated on the judges’ panel of the Asia Pacific Region by Hewitt Associates to select and rank top companies for leaders. They undertook this exercise in collaboration with Fortune Magazine and The RBL Group.

Why General Ved Prakash Malik ?

Apart from writing opinion columns in newspapers and professional magazines, General Malik continues to address civil and military institutions, think tanks and corporate organisations on strategic thinking, security, human resource development and leadership and motivational issues.

Being an army man, Gen. Ved Prakash talks about strategy, planning, decision making, and execution of critical operations.

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