General VedPrakash Malik served as 19th Chief of Army Staff of the Indian Army. He has received the AtiVishishtSeva Medal and the ParamVishishtSeva Medal for distinguished service to the Indian Army and to the nation; He was Army Chief during Kargil War.
As Chief of the Army Staff, Gen. Malik had dual responsibility of being an “advisor” to the Government as well as commander of over a one million strong Indian army and managed all its functions to fulfill its national role and assigned missions. As Army Chief with additional responsibility of Chairman, Chief of Staff Committee, he oversaw intensified anti-terrorist operations in Jammu and Kashmir and north east India, management of disputed borders with China and Pakistan and security relations with other nations.
He planned, coordinated and oversaw execution of operation Vijay to successfully defeat Pakistan’s attempted intrusion in Kargil-Siachen sector in 1999. His military career and subsequent membership of the National Security Advisory Board has given him considerable expertise to speak on India’s security challenges.
In 2007, he was nominated on the judges’ panel to select and rank Top Companies for Leaders in Asia Pacific Region by Hewitt Associates who undertook this exercise in collaboration with Fortune Magazine and The RBL Group.
Apart from writing opinion columns in newspapers and chapters in professional magazines/books, he has authored two books; “Kargil: From Surprise to Victory” and “India’s Military Conflicts and Diplomacy: An Inside View of Decision Making”.
He is on the board of two multinational companies as an Independent Director.
General VedPrakash Malik draws on these experiences, achievements and leadership practices to deliver a very inspiring and motivational session to his audience. He has addressed several universities, corporate organizations and civil and military institutions in India and abroad.
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