Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, SM, VSM (Bar)
Former Military Secretary
Syed Ata Hasnain was commissioned into the 4th Battalion, The Garhwal Rifles, from the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun, on 16 June 1974. He eventually commanded the same battalion. He participated in Operation
Pawan in Sri Lanka during 1988-90, and took part in counter insurgency operations in Punjab in 1990-91. During the 1990s, the then Colonel Hasnain served with the United Nations in Mozambique, and later, war torn Rwanda. As a Brigadier, he served in Jammu and Kashmir as Commander, 12 Infantry Brigade, on the Line of Control, near the town of Uri.
Later, he was posted as GoC XV & XXI Corps in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, His last assignment in service was as the Military Secretary of the Indian Army at army headquarters, New Delhi.
He is currently appointed as a Chancellor of Central University of Kashmir. He is the member of board of director of Reliance Infrastructure since October 2019. He. He was awarded First civilian honor by the Capital Foundation Society of Delhi and received the award from the Vice President of India, Mohammad Hamid Ansari.[/read]