Lt. Gen. Deepender Singh Hooda

Army commander during surgical strikes, Council for Strategic and Defense Research

Armed Forces, Inspirational Stories
Motivation, Leadership
Lt. Gen. Deepender Singh Hooda


Lieutenant General Deependra Singh Hooda, renowned for his pivotal roles, served as the Army Commander during the Chumar and Demchok face-off with China in September 2014 and led the surgical strikes against Pakistan in September 2016. With a remarkable forty-year career in the Indian Army, he navigated strategic challenges on the borders of China and Pakistan, stationed in Jammu and Kashmir as a Corps commander and later as the Northern Army Commander. Beyond his military achievements, General Hooda is a sought-after speaker, emphasizing resilience, teamwork, and team motivation for common objectives. His insightful talks draw from extensive experience, providing valuable lessons on leadership and collaboration in challenging situations.