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Satish Nambiar

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Allegiance  India
Education  University of Madras
Service/branch  Indian Army
Rank  Lieutenant general
Service number  IC-10018
Siblings  Vijay K. Nambiar
Name  Satish Nambiar

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Birth name  Chenicheri Satish Nambiar
Born  August 30, 1936 (age 79)Mumbai (1936-08-30)
Unit  1 Maratha Light Infantry
Battles/wars  Indo-Pakistan War of 1965Indo-Pakistan War of 1971Yugoslav Wars
Books  For the Honour of India: A History of Indian Peacekeeping
Awards  Padma Bhushan, Param Vishisht Seva Medal, Ati Vishisht Seva Medal, Vir Chakra
Battles and wars  Indo-Pakistani War of 1965, Indo-Pakistani War of 1971, Yugoslav Wars

Lt. Gen. Chenicheri Satish Nambiar interview with Saeed Naqvi | 19-09-1999

Lieutenant General Chenicheri Satish Nambiar is an Indian general. He was the first Force Commander and Head of Mission of UNPROFOR, the United Nations Protection Force in the former Yugoslavia during 1992-93. He is the elder brother of former UN Under-Secretary-General Vijay Nambiar.


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Early life

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Lt Gen Nambiar was born in Bombay (now Mumbai) on 30 August 1936, to Kunhananthan Nambiar and Chenicheri Devikutty. He was educated mostly in Pune and Mumbai, and is an alumnus of St. Xavier's College, Mumbai. He was an Under Officer with the National Cadet Corps, and joined the 20th regular course of the Indian Military Academy.

Military career

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During 1977-1979, Nambiar was a part of the Indian Army Training team in Iraq. During 1983-1987, he worked as a Military Adviser at the High Commission of India, London.

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He also worked as the Director General of Military Operations in India. He was the first Force Commander and Head of Mission of the United Nations forces in Yugoslavia. He retired as the Deputy Chief of the Army Staff (India) in 1994.

After retirement

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After his retirement, Nambiar worked as a researcher and author on topics related to war, defence strategy and international relations. He served on the United Nations High Level Panel on “Threats, Challenges and Change”, which provided basis for the UN Secretary General's report to the 2005 World Summit. Since 2011, he is a distinguished fellow of the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi.


  • Vir Chakra, for Operation Cactus-Lilly (1971)
  • Padma Bhushan, 2009
  • References

    Satish Nambiar Wikipedia