Harish Chandra Sarin
Born(1914-05-27)27 May 1914
Died27 January 1997(1997-01-27) (aged 82)
Occupation(s)Civil servant, writer
Known forDefence Secretary (India)
SpousePushpa Sarin

Harish Chandra Sarin (1914–1997) was an Indian civil servant, writer and the defence secretary of India.[1] He assumed office on 3 November 1968 and held the position until 7 December 1970.[2] He was the author of the book, Defence and Development.[3]

Sarin was born on 27 May 1914 at Deoria in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh and was an alumnus of Cambridge University.[4] He held the position of the Defence Secretary past his retirement age. Sarin, who was married to Pushpa Rathore, died on 27 January 1997. The Government of India awarded him Padma Vibhushan, the second highest Indian civilian award, in 1967.[5] He was also a recipient of the First Special IMF Award of the Indian Mountaineering Foundation in 1993.[4]

See also


  1. ^ "HC Sarin - Department Of Defence". mod.gov.in. 18 May 2018. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Defence Secretaries of India". Ministry of Defence, Government of India. 18 May 2018. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  3. ^ Harish Chandra Sarin (1979). Defence and Development. United Service Institution of India.
  4. ^ a b "IN MEMORIAM - Himalayan Journal volume 53-19". www.himalayanclub.org. 18 May 2018. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Padma Awards". Padma Awards. Government of India. 17 May 2018. Retrieved 17 May 2018.
Preceded byV. Shankar Defence Secretary (India) 1968–1970 Succeeded byK.B. Lall