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Maj Gen Manoj Oka, VSM (Retd)


An alumnus of National Defence Academy Khadakwasla, the officer was commissioned in the MAHAR Regiment in 1980.
He has seen active operations in the North East, J&K and later in Kargil, Siachen Glacier and abroad as part of UN Forces in Mozambique.
A management graduate from College of Defence Management, Secunderabad, the officer rose in the career to command a Brigade in Punjab and a strike Division in the Western Front.
For his consistent meritorious service to his Regiment, he was elected as its Colonel of The Mahar Regiment, a rare honour indeed.
Post retirement, the officer has been selected to occupy the Chair of Excellence in Pune University's Chatrapati Shivaji Chair of Excellence for two years up to July 2022.
The officer is a distinguished speaker in military colleges and a guest speaker in various corporates as well as academic institutions in the country. 
A prolific writer and keen sportsman, the officer has settled in Pune post 37 years of distinguished service in the Indian Army.

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