Lt Gen Asit Mistry, PVSM, AVSM, SM, VSM
Lt Gen Asit Mistry, PVSM, AVSM, SM, VSM is an infantry officer who was commissioned in the Maratha Light Infantry Regiment. He superannuated on 01 Nov 2021. His last assignment in service was as the Commandant, National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla. Prior to that, he was GOC Delhi Area. He has also been the Colonel of the Maratha LI. The General has served in the most difficult assignments in the army, including in Siachen and in counter-insurgency operations. He has also served with distinction in UN assignments abroad.
Gen Mistry commanded an infantry battalion in Siachen Glacier, a Mountain Brigade in Upper Assam, and Rashtriya Rifles Force in Kashmir. He has now joined the Rashtriya Raksha University, Gandhi Nagar as Director of the School of Internal Security, Defence, and Strategic Studies.
Maj General Hardev Singh, KC, AVSM
Maj Gen Hardev Singh KC, AVSM is a Mechanised Infantry Officer. Despite getting severely wounded in a military operation, as a young captain, and becoming permanently disabled, he chose to ‘soldier on’ and continue in service. During his 37 years of service, he had held important appointments, including command of an Infantry Division. He had also attended the prestigious Command & General Staff Course in USA, and Higher Command and NDC Courses in India. He has also been research scholar at IDSA, New Delhi.
After retirement, he started assisting the underprivileged and now runs a non-profit trust named ‘Foundation Freedom’ to promote spiritual wisdom, health and guiding underprivileged on various aspects of life.
He continues to carry out social work as member of Cheshire Home for the disabled and also the Rotary Club, Chandigarh Midtown. He has also attended a two years course in Alternative Medicine.
Brig Sunil Vaze, VSM
Commissioned in the Maratha Light Infantry Regiment, Brig Sunil Vaze commanded his battalion in counter-terrorism operations in Poonch-Rajouri Sector and a brigade in similar operations in the Baramula-Kupwara sector in J&K.
He was awarded Vashist Sewa Medal (VSM) in Jan 2012 for his outstanding services in counter-terrorism operations while commanding the Brigade.
Brig Vaze was Deputy GOC of 8 Mountain Division deployed on the Line of Control (LC) in Dras-Kargil-Batalik Sector in 2012-13. He finally superannuated from service in 2019.
Brig P K Sanyal
Commissioned in 4 Maratha Light Infantry in 1975, Brig P K Sanyal commanded 12 Maratha Light Infantry in North Kashmir in the thick of militancy with distinction. For outstanding performance under his command, his battalion was awarded a Unit Citation for exemplary performance in conduct of counter-insurgency operations.
He had successfully commanded an Infantry Brigade in Delhi and finally retired as Deputy GOC of Bengal Area.
As the Deputy GOC he was the primary interface between West Bengal Government and the Army.
Col Amitabh Amit
An Officer from the Maratha Light Infantry Regiment, Col Amitabh Amit successfully command 4 Maratha Light Infantry in Uri (J&K), deployed on the Line of Control (LC). He took premature retirement from Army Service in 2008.
After a brief exposure with the corporate world, Col Amitabh Amit started his own business and got actively involved in social work and he has been associated with organisations working for the underprivileged.
During COVID-19 in 2020, he headed a campaign named “WE CARE” to provided relief to migrant laborers and daily wagers. “WE CARE” subsequently was established as an NGO with Col Amitabh Amit as its Founder President. He continues to work for the cause of the underprivileged.