As Chief of the Army Staff, Gen. Malik had dual responsibility of being an “advisor” to the Government as well as be the commander of over a million strong Indian army and manage all its functions to fulfill its national role and assigned missions. In India, every aspect of the management of the army-strategic and operational planning, equipment profile, human resource development, discipline, welfare etc. is shouldered by the Chief of the Army Staff.
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 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. General 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.
Gen. Malik was awarded the Ati Vishishta Seva Medal in 1986, and Param Vishishta Seva Medal, the highest national award for distinguished military services in India in 1996. He was given the Excellence in Leadership award by Atur Foundation, Pune, Distinguished Fellowship of the Institute of Directors, New Delhi in 1999, and “Pride of the Nation” award by the Doon Citizens Council in July 2000.
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