Lieutenant General Satish Dua

The General who led India's First Surgical Strike


Lt. General Satish Dua, a highly decorated officer of the Indian Army, has had a distinguished four decade career in the army with prestigious appointments and accolades.

A counter-terrorism specialist, Lt. Gen. Dua spearheaded the counter-terrorism operations in Kashmir after the tumultuous state-of-affairs in the year of 2015-16. His strategic brilliance and years of expertise made him instrumental for the famous Uri surgical strikes in response to the Uri terror attack.

Awards and Accomplishments

Awards and Accomplishments

During his career, he has been awarded the Vishisht Seva Medal, Sena Medal, the Uttam Yudh Seva Medal (2017) and Param Vishisht Seva Medal (2018) for his service.

Lt. Gen. Satish Dua, PVSM, UYSM, SM, VSM was formerly the Chief of Integrated Defence Staff to the Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee (CISC), which is responsible for fostering coordination amongst all the three services of the armed forces. He was the Former Commander of 15 Corps (XV Corps) in Kashmir.

Lieutenant General Satish Dua recently turned author with his best selling book: ‘India’s Bravehearts: Untold Stories From The Indian Army’.

His book is a rare inside account of the Indian Army which tells gripping stories of death-defying operations and daring surgical strikes, the intense training soldiers have to undergo to become battle-fit, what life is really like on the LoC and the lives of the young men who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

Why Lieutenant General Satish Dua ?

General Dua has given numerous motivational and leadership talks to corporates as well as colleges/universities. He poignantly talks about the martyrdom of the brave soldiers under his leadership, and also inspires others to inculcate the values of leadership, patience, and the ability to see the silver lining in every dark cloud to emerge victorious from the numerous ‘Chakravyuhs’ of life.

His patriotism, bravery, and stories from combat are sure to keep listeners engrossed and inspired.

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