Defence Services, Agriculturist, Social Worker
Literary Artistic & Scientific Accomplishments
Contributed articles in the Military Journal and United Services Institute (USI) Journal
Rural Drinking Water Scheme, Rural Adult Education, Foreign Affairs and Defence Reading,; visiting places of interest, games and sports
Sports and Clubs
Golf; Member, (i) Delhi Golf Club; (ii) Army Golf Club; and (iii) Gymkhana Club, New Delhi
Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, U.K., U.S.A. and erstwhile U.S.S.R.
Completed a distinguished career as a soldier; recipient of the, (i) Ati-Vishist Seva Medal, 1986; and (ii) Param Vishist Seva Medal, 1992; architect of final production of indigenously made Arjun Tank by D.R.D.O.; two prototypes were handed over to Army in two years; Commissioned as Second Lt. in the Indian Army in June 1955 and served in J&K; joined 63 Cavalry in February 1957; served in Nagaland as Sqn. Commander, 1964-65; Staff Course, Wellington, 1965; During the Indo-Pak War, 1971, fought in Bangladesh, Mizoram-Counter Insurgency, 1976; Commander 3 (1) Armed Brigade, Brigadier, 1982; Maj. General Officer Commanding, Armed Division, 1985-88; Director-General, Combat Vehicles, D.R.D.O., 1988-90; Lt. Gen. G.O.C. 2 Corps, 1990-92 and Lt. Gen.-Deputy Chief of Army Staff, 1992-93; elected twice from Deoria constituency to Lok Sabha; Main area of activity is upliftment of this backward area by improving infrastructure like roads, electrification, schools, drinking water etc.