Amardeep Singh Aujla is a three-star general of the Indian Army who was the commander of the prestigious Kashmir-based Chinar Corps from May 2022 to May 2023. He hit the headlines in May 2023 after being appointed Master General Sustenance (MGS) of the Indian Army.
Amardeep Singh Aujla was born on Saturday, 3 December 1966 (age 56 years; as of 2022) in Ambala, Haryana, India. His zodiac sign is Sagittarius. He completed his schooling at Mount St. Mary’s School in Delhi Cantt. After completing his formal education, Aujla applied for an officers commission in the Indian Army and was selected to attend a year-and-a-half-long military training course at the Indian Military Academy in Dehradun in 1985. He has also earned a master’s degree in Strategic Studies at the Defence Services Staff College (DSSC) in Wellington. Aujla also holds a master’s degree in philosophy in defence and strategic studies from Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya in Indore and the University of Madras in Chennai. He has also attended the National Defence College (NDC) in New Delhi, where he pursued a National Security and Strategic Study course.
Height (approx.): 5′ 10″
Hair Colour: Salt and Pepper
Eye Colour: Light Brown
Amardeep Singh Aujla belongs to a Punjabi Sikh family.
Parents & Siblings
His father was an officer in the Indian Army.
Amardeep Singh Aujla follows Sikhism.
Amardeep Singh Aujla was commissioned into the 13th Battalion of the Rajputana Rifles as a second lieutenant on 19 December 1987. He was later posted to Belgaum, Karnataka, where he attended the Young Officers (YO) course. As a major, Aujla served as a company commander in Kashmir from 1994 to 2004. He served as a brigade major during Operation Parakram. Later, he reported at the Army War College in Mhow, Madhya Pradesh, where he underwent a Higher Command Course. After getting promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel, Aujla served as the Second-in-Command (2IC) of the 13th Battalion of the Rajputana Rifles. He assumed the command of the 15th Battalion of the Rajputana Rifles after getting promoted to the rank of colonel. Thereafter, he was sent to Belgaum, where he served as an instructor at the Infantry School’s Commando Wing. Later, Aujla was sent to Bhutan as an instructor with the Indian Military Training Team (IMTRAT) to train the Bhutanese Army. After returning to India, Aujla was appointed to one of the corps of the Indian Army as a Colonel General Staff (CGS). After getting promoted to the rank of brigadier, Aujla was posted to New Delhi, where he served at the Directorate General of Perspective Planning (DG PP). After that, he was posted to Kashmir, where he assumed the post of Brigadier General Staff (BGS) (Operations) at the Chinar Corps. He was later sent to New Delhi as the Brigadier Infantry (C) at the Infantry Directorate. From 30 December 2013 to 15 June 2015, Aujla held the position of commander of the 268th Infantry Brigade in Jammu. As a major general, his first posting was at the New Delhi-based Integrated Headquarters of the Ministry of Defence (IHQ of MoD) (Army). Later, at the Udhampur-based Northern Command Headquarters, Aujla served as the Major General General Staff (Operations). Later, he was appointed as the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief (GOC-in-C) of the Vajr Division, also known as the 28th Infantry Division, situated at the Line of Control (LOC).
After becoming a lieutenant general, Amardeep Singh Aujla was appointed as the Director General of Information Technology in New Delhi. He replaced Lieutenant General D. P. Pandey as the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Chinar Corps, also known as the XV Corps, on 9 May 2022.
Under his stewardship, the corps undertook many counter-terrorist operations that led to a reduction in the total number of active militants in Kashmir. Lt Gen Aujla was appointed as the Colonel of the Rajputana Rifles in April 2023.
Aujla’s tenure as the GOC of the XV Corps ended on 20 May 2023 after he was sent to the Army Headquarters in New Delhi, where he assumed the position of the Master General Sustenance (MGS) of the Indian Army. He will also serve as one of the eight principal officers to the Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Manoj Pande.
- Uttam Yudh Seva Medal (2023)
- Yudh Seva Medal (2021)
- Sena Medal (2019)
- Vishist Seva Medal (2016)
- Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Commendation Card
- GOC-in-C Commendation Card
- Samanya Seva Medal
- Special Service Medal
- Sainya Seva Medal
- High Altitude Medal
- Videsh Seva Medal
- Operation Parakram Medal
- Amardeep Singh Aujla is a fourth-generation army officer.
- In 2023, after Lieutenant General K. J. S. Dhillon retired from his active service, he gifted his uniform accoutrements to Amardeep Singh.