Hometown: Mohali. Punjab
Age: 56 Years
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 178 cm
in meters- 1.78 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 10”
|Eye Colour||Light Brown|
|Hair Colour||Salt and Pepper|
|Service Years||19 December 1987 - present|
|Unit||13th Battalion of the Rajputana Rifles|
|Commands||• 15th Battalion of the Rajputana Rifles
• GOC of the 268th Infantry Brigade, Jammu
• General Officer Commanding-in-Chief (GOC-in-C) of the Vajr Division (aka 28th Infantry Division), Kashmir (30 December 2013 - 15 June 2015)
• General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Chinar Corps aka XV Corps), Kashmir (9 May 2022 - 20 May 2023)
|Designations (major ones)||• Brigadier General Staff (BGS) (Operations) at the Chinar Corps
• Brigadier Infantry (C) at the Infantry Directorate
• Major General General Staff (Operations) at the Northern Command Headquarters
• Director General of Information Technology
• Master General Sustenance (MGS) (20 May 2023 - present)
|Military Decorations||• Uttam Yudh Seva Medal (2023)
• Yudh Seva Medal (2021)
• Sena Medal (2019)
• Vishist Seva Medal (2016)
• Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Commendation Card
• GOC-in-C Commendation Card
• Samanya Seva Medal
• Special Service Medal
• Sainya Seva Medal
• High Altitude Medal
• Videsh Seva Medal
• Operation Parakram Medal
|Date of Birth||3 December 1966 (Staturday)|
|Age (as of 2022)||56 Years|
|Birthplace||Ambala, Haryana, India|
|Hometown||Mohali, Punjab, India|
|School||St. Mary’s School, Delhi Cantt|
|College/University||• Defence Services Staff College (DSSC), Wellington
• Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore
• University of Madras, Chennai
• National Defence College (NDC), New Delhi
|Educational Qualification(s)||• A master's degree in strategic studies at the Defence Services Staff College (DSSC)
• M.Phil. (Defence and Strategic Studies) at Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya and the University of Madras
• Security and Strategic Study Course at the National Defence College (NDC)
|Relationships & More|
|Marital Status||Not known|
|Salary (as per the 7th CPC)||Rs. 1,82,200 + other allowances (as a Lieutenant General) DNA|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Amardeep Singh Aujla
- Amardeep Singh Aujla is a lieutenant general in the Indian Army who served as the 31st General Officer Commanding-in-Chief (GOC-in-C) of the Chinar Corps in Kashmir. He became the Indian Army’s Master General Sustenance (MGS) in May 2023.
- Aujla belongs to a family with a military background and is a fourth-generation army officer.
- Aujla cleared the Combined Defence Services Examination (CDSE) after completing his graduation and joined the Indian Military Academy (IMA) in Dehradun in 1985.
- After completing two years of rigorous military training at IMA, Aujla became a second lieutenant in the Indian Army’s 13th Battalion of the Rajputana Rifles on 19 December 1987.
- After commissioning, he attended the Young Officers (YOs) course at the Infantry School in Belgaum.
- Aujla was sent to Kashmir after getting promoted to the rank of major. There, he was appointed as the company commander of his battalion from 1994 to 2004.
- After that, he was shortlisted to attend the Higher Command Course of the Indian Army at the Army War College in Mhow, Madhya Pradesh.
- Aujla was appointed as the 2IC (Second-in-Command) of his battalion following his promotion to the rank of lieutenant colonel.
- After completing his command of the 15th Battalion of the Rajputana Rifles, Aujla was posted to the Infantry School in Belgaum, where he served as an instructor in the Commando Wing.
- After that, Amardeep was chosen by the army to train the Bhutanese Army under the Indian Military Training Team (IMTRAT).
- Upon returning to India from Bhutan, he was posted as a Colonel General Staff (CGS) at one of the corps of the Indian Army.
- Amardeep was posted at the Directorate General of Perspective Planning (DG PP) in New Delhi after he became a brigadier.
- After getting promoted to the rank of major general, Aujla was posted to the Integrated Headquarters of the Ministry of Defence (IHQ of MoD) (Army) in New Delhi.
- On 9 May 2022, Aujla was sent to the Kashmir-based XV Corps (Chinar Corps), where he relieved Lieutenant General D. P. Pandey as the corps commander. As a commander, he oversaw the Indian Army’s anti-terrorist operations in the Kashmir valley, which led to a sharp decline in the militancy in Kashmir.
- In 2023, when Lieutenant General K. J. S. Dhillon retired from the army, he handed over his uniform and the accolades worn on the uniform to Aujla.
- In April 2023, Aujla replaced Lieutenant General Cariappa as the Colonel of the Rajputana Rifles.
- Lt Gen Amardeep Singh Aujla served as the GOC of XV Corps till 20 May 2023.
- On 20 May 2023, Amardeep was chosen as one of the eight generals to serve as the principal officer to General Manoj Pande.