PROFILE

Lt. Gen. (retd.) M.A. Zaki’s Track Record


Lt. Gen. (retd.) M. A. Zaki
19 Maratha Light Infantry

January 1947 to 1951
Prince of Wales Royal Indian Military College (renamed Rashtriya Indian Military College, Dehra Dun)
1952-1954
Joint Services Wing (now NDA)
December 1955
Commissioned from the IMA, Dehra Dun; joined the 19 Maratha Light Infantry
1958-1961
Soldiering in Nagaland
1961-62
ADC to President S. Radhakrishnan
Sept. 1965
Major commanding the 19 Maratha LI; was awarded the Vir Chakra in the battle of Thatti Jaimal Singh
1966-67
Posted in Ladakh
1967-68
Instructor at Infantry School, Mhow
1969
Defense Services Staff College
1970-71
Brigade Major in Ladakh
April 1971
Promoted to Lt. Col. commanding 5 MLI in Shakargarh
Jan. 1974-76
General Staff Officer Grade-I (Instructor), DSSC
March 1976
Set up the 18 Maratha LI
June 1977
Military Secretary’s Branch, Army HQs
June 1979-82
Promoted to Brigadier and commanded the 86 Brigade in Punjab
Jan. 1983-84
Brig. in charge Administration at the Army HQs
Feb. 1984
DIG, Mizoram Range, Assam Rifles
Aug. 1985-April 1986
Promoted to the rank of Major General and took over as GOC-in-C, Andhra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, and Goa region
1986-87
Commanded the 19 Infantry Division in the Valley
August 1988
Became Lt. Gen. and took over as Director General, Infantry
November 1988-89
DG, Military Training
Oct. 1989-June 1991
Corps Commander, 15 Corps
June 1991-Oct. 91
Commandant, IMA
Oct. 1991-Jan. 1993
Advisor to J&K Govt.
Jan. 31, 1993
Retired
May 1993
Recalled as the Advisor
June 1995
Final adieu to the armed forces
June 30, 1997
Appointed VC, Jamia Millia Islamia University


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