Lt. Gen.(Retd) Sanjay Kulkarni, PVSM, AVSM, SC, SM, VSM

Lt. Gen. Sanjay Kulkarni, PVSM, AVSM, SC, SM, VSM (Retd) was commissioned into 4 KUMAON in 1977. In his illustrious career of 39 years, he served in varioius types of terrain and participated in Operation Polar Bear and Operation Meghdoot as a Captain in 1983 and 1984. For leading his Platoon to unfurl the National Flag on Bilafondla he was decorated with Shaurya Chakra. He commanded a Rashtriya Rifles Battalion in thick of the Insurgency and later commanded an Infantry Battalion, an Infantry Brigade and a Division along the Line of Actual Control in Arunachal Pradesh where he was decoratwed with the Governor's Gold Medal, Alumni of National Institute of Defence Studies, Japan and of National Defence College, New Delhi, he retired as Director General Infantry.