Major General Vikram Dev Dogra, Ati Vashisht Seva Medal award recipient and Sword of Honour recipient
Major General Vikram Dev Dogra, AVSM served in the Indian Army for over 37 years. Recipient of the Sword of Honour and Presidents Gold Medal at the IMA.
In candid conversation with Mr. Garg today, we are pleased to have General Vikram Dev Dogra, a soldier. The recipient of the ‘sword of honour’ award, General Dogra is selfless and indeed patriotically driven.General Dogra is also an active participant of the ‘Iron Man’, an intensive sport activity which requires mental as well as physical endurance.
He is a member of the UN Peacekeeping forces in Africa and Angola. Having served in the cadre of Jammu and Kashmir on the Line of Actual Control (LAC), he has witnessed quite some battles. And after intensive training, equipment knowledge and learning the ways of the army as a beginner, he finally got his own command in 2003.
He mentions that the real pressure of being in the Army is realised when lives are dependent on the decisions a soldier makes. The army not just trains a good soldier but more importantly, a very good leader.
“LIFE IN THE ARMY IS NOT ONLY A CAREER, IT’S A WAY OF LIFE”
General Dogra believes that while the new millennials bring interesting and helpful ideas, the traditions of the Army remain unaffected for the greater good.
Major General Vikram Dev Dogra, AVSM served in the Indian Army for over 37 years. Recipient of the Sword of Honour and Presidents Gold Medal at the IMA. He commanded The Poona Horse, 180 Armoured Brigade on the western front and an infantry division part of a strike corps. He gained combat experience in J&K and as Military Observer in Angola (Africa) where he oversaw cessation of hostilities as part of UN peace keeping forces.
He leads by personal example and completed Ironman Austria at the age of 58 in 14 hours and 20 minutes on 01 July 2018 to become the first Serving Indian Army officer and the only general in the world to do so. Not one to rest on his laurels he once again participated in Ironman Germany and bettered his own time by 40 mins finishing in 13 hours 40 mins.
A motivational, TEDx and leadership speaker who uses examples from military history and his personal experience gained in command of troops and assignments in India and abroad. Topics covered by him are: Power of Personal Perfection, Dreams and Goals, Anything is Possible, Technique of Aggregation of Marginal Gains, Conscious Living Resulting in Personal Growth, Leadership Lessons from the Army, Decision Making and many more. Places Lectured. Amity University, JNU, OTA, NDA, ACC&S, Literary festival Chandigarh, Renault Chennai, Shishukunj International School Indore, Dayal Singh College Delhi, Laurance International School Indore, Skifirmix Technologies Pune, Neopreo Technologies Mumbai, Beyond the Finish Line seminar in Tata Mumbai Marathon in 2019, GD Goenka school Lucknow, Global Genisis Noida, Ridge valley Gurgaon, Made Easy School Gurgaon, DPS Sushanl Lok. BNI Gurgaon, Sector 15 A club Noida, Defence colony club Delhi.