Lieutenant General (retd) Asit Mistry, a resident of Vadodara and retired NDA Commandant – has been awarded with the Distinguished Service Medal (PVSM) on November 22.
Lt General Asit Mistry was honored with the medal by President Ramnath Kovind at a function at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.
General Rajendrasinhji Jadeja, who had earlier been the Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army, and Lieutenant General Mahipat Singh were the only ones to reach to such high ranks in Indian Army. Lt General Asit Mistry is the third Gujarati to reach to such high rank.
Throughout his four-decade military career, he has been awarded the Distinguished Service Medal (AVSM), Army Medal (SM), Distinguished Service Medal (VSM).
After retirement, he is currently the Director of Raksha Shakti University’s School of Internal Security, Defense and Strategic Studies.
Background of Lt General Asit Mistry
Born in Vadodara on October 25, 1961, Lieutenant General Mistry studied at Sainik School Balachadi and was selected for the NDA in 1978. The Distinguished Service Medal is an honor bestowed on the Indian Army for the most extraordinary performance in peacetime.