Manohar Lal Chibber

Born(1927-08-24)24 August 1927
Died2015 (aged 87–88)
Allegiance India
Service/branch Indian Army
Rank Lieutenant General
Commands held

Manohar Lal Chibber (24 August 1927 – 2015) was an Indian Army officer and writer, known for his involvement in the Siachen conflict of 1986.[2] He held the position of a Lieutenant General in the Indian Army and is a recipient of the Ati Vishisht Seva Medal and the Param Vishisht Seva Medal.[3][4]

Chibber was GOC-in-C of India's Northern Command, Adjutant General, and Director of Military Operations. He was a faculty at the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun and the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington.[5]

Chibber held a doctoral degree in Leadership and was a recipient of the Jawaharlal Nehru Fellowship. Chibber was a director of the Management Development Institute, a centre of higher training for the Indian Administrative Service officers and corporate leaders.[2]

Chibber was the author of several books on military and leadership, viz. Pakistan's Criminal Folly in Kashmir,[6] Military Leadership to Prevent Military Coup,[7] Soldier's Role in National Integration,[8] Leadership in the Indian Army during eighties and nineties,[9] History of Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry,[10] Para Military Forces[11] National Service For Defence, Development And National Integration Of India[12] and Sai Baba's Mahavakya on Leadership.[13]

In 1986, he was awarded the Padma Bhushan, India's third highest civilian award.[14] Chibber died in 2015.[15]


See also


  1. ^ Lt Gen ML Chibber. "Siachen The Untold Story (A Personal Account)". Retrieved 12 March 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Cradle of Leadership-9 : For the Executive Class". Journal article. Corporate Citizen. July 2015. Retrieved 8 May 2016.
  3. ^ "AVSM winners". Indian Army. 2016. Retrieved 8 May 2016.
  4. ^ "Lt. Gen. (Retd) Dr. M. L. Chibber Biography". Retrieved 12 March 2018.
  5. ^ "Dr. M.L. Chibber". Retrieved 10 October 2021.
  6. ^ Manohar Lal Chibber (1 January 1998). Pakistan's Criminal Folly in Kashmir: The Drama of Accession and Rescue of Ladakh. Manas Publications. ISBN 978-81-7049-095-1.
  7. ^ Manohar Lal Chibber (1 January 1987). Military leadership to prevent military coup. Lancer International. ISBN 9780836422115.
  8. ^ Manohar Lal Chibber (1991). Soldier's Role in National Integration. Lancer International. p. 238. ISBN 9788170620105.
  9. ^ Manohar Lal Chibber (1985). Leadership in the Indian Army during eighties and nineties. United Service Institution of India. p. 40.
  10. ^ Manohar Lal Chibber (1992). History of Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry. Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry Regimental Centre.
  11. ^ Manohar Lal Chibber (1979). Para Military Forces. United Service Institution of India.
  12. ^ Manohar Lal Chibber (1995). National Service For Defence, Development And National Integration Of India. Kartikeya Publications. ISBN 978-81-85823-07-2.
  13. ^ Manohar Lal Chibber (1996). Sai Baba's Mahavakya on Leadership: Book for Youth, Parents and Teachers. Sri Sathya Sai Book & Publications Trust. ISBN 978-81-7208-180-5.
  14. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 October 2015. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
  15. ^ "Gen Dalbir Singh, COAS pays homage to Padma Bhushan Lt Gen M L Chibber (Retd) at Brar Square New Delhi on his demise". ADGPI – Indian Army on Facebook. Retrieved 18 January 2024.