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429. Lt. General Zameerud-din Shah

Lt. General Zameerud-din Shah is a senior retired officer of the Indian Army. He last served as the Deputy Chief of Army Staff (Personnel & Systems), Indian Army. He is currently an administrative member on the bench of the Armed Forces Tribunal.

Military career

General Shah attended the National Defence Academy (India), Khadakwasla, Pune. He was commissioned with the Indian 185 Light Infantry Regiment on June 9, 1968. He took part in theBattle of Longewala in Jaisalmer sector in the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. He also commanded the troops from the Indian Army who were deployed in Ahmadabad, Gujarat, India in response to the inter-ethnic violence that had gripped the region, also known as 2002 Gujarat violence. General Shah is the Colonel Commandant of the Indian Army's The Grenadiers regiment. He was also the Indian Military attaché to Saudi Arabia.

Early life and Education

Born on 15 August 1948 in Sardhana town of Meerut District of Uttar Pradesh, India, he is a descendant of the 19th-century Afghan warlord Jan Fishan Khan. An alumnus of St Joseph's College, Nainital, he is brother of noted Indian actor Naseeruddin Shah& uncle of TV star Salim Shah. General Shah holds a Master of Science degree in Defence Science from the University of Madras and a Master of Philosophy degree from the Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya University, Indore.

Vice Chancellor of AMU

Lt. Gen. Zameeruddin Shah is the current Vice-Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University.

Army Background

1. Lt. Gen. Zameer Uddin Shah, born on 15th Aug 1948, is an alumnus of St. Joseph's College, Nainital, National Defence Academy, Khadakvasla, Defence Services Staff College, Wellington, Army War College, Mhow and National Defence College, New Delhi.
2. The General Officer has held prestigious command, staff and instructional appointments in his unblemished career of 40 years in the Army. Before assuming the appointment of Deputy Chief of Army Staff on Oct 06, 2006, he commanded an Army Corps, comprising 50,000 troops, involved in counter insurgency operations in NE India.
3. The General Officer has served in a diplomatic assignment as Defence Attache in Saudi Arabia from 1994-1997 and travelled widely in West Asia, SE Asia, Africa and Europe.

Educational Back Ground

During his Army service the General Officer obtained M. Sc. in Defence Studies and Management from the Madras University in 1980 and M. Phil. from Indore University in 1993.

Experience in Educational Fields

He intended entering the field of education after his career in the Army and draw on his experience in the following fields connected with education: a. Training and educating cadets at Officers Training Academy, Chennai from 1972-1974. b. Member of the faculty of Studies at Army War College, Mhow in 1996. c. Chairman of the Board of Governors of Sainik School, Purulia, West Bengal from 2003-2005. d. Chairman of the Management Committee of the Army Institute of Management, Kolkata from 2004-2005. e. President, Executive Council of Centre for Land Warfare Studies 2006-2007. Other The General is a keen sportsman and rider. He has been awarded the Param Vishisht Seva Medal, Sena Medal and Vishist Seva Medal for services to the country.

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