Satish Nambiar VrC
|Birth name||Chenicheri Satish Nambiar|
|Born||30 August 1936|
Bombay, Bombay Presidency, British India
|Years of service||1956-1994|
|Unit||Maratha Light Infantry|
|Battles/wars||Indo-Pakistan War of 1965|
Indo-Pakistan War of 1971
|Relations||Brother - Vijay Nambiar|
Daughter — Rekha
Son — Rajesh
|Other work||Distinguished Fellow of IDSA|
Lieutenant General Chenicheri Satish Nambiaris a retired Indian general. He was the first Force Commander and Head of Mission of UNPROFOR, the United Nations Protection Force in the former Yugoslavia during 1992-93. He is the elder brother of former UN Under-Secretary-General Vijay Nambiar.
Lt Gen Nambiar was born in Bombay (now Mumbai) on 30 August 1936, to Kunhananthan Nambiar and Chenicheri Devikutty. He was educated mostly in Poona (present-day Pune) and Bombay, and is an alumnus of St. Xavier's College, Bombay. He was an Under Officer with the National Cadet Corps, and joined the 20th regular course of the Indian Military Academy.
During 1977-1979, Nambiar was a part of the Indian Army Training team in Iraq. During 1983-1987, he worked as a Military Adviser at the High Commission of India, London.
He also worked as the Director General of Military Operations in India. He was the first Force Commander and Head of Mission of the United Nations forces in Yugoslavia. He retired as the Deputy Chief of the Army Staff (India) in 1994.
After his retirement, Nambiar worked as a researcher and author on topics related to war, defence strategy and international relations. He served on the United Nations High Level Panel on "Threats, Challenges and Change", which provided basis for the UN Secretary General's report to the 2005 World Summit. Since 2011, he is a distinguished fellow of the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi.
|Param Vishisht Seva Medal||Ati Vishisht Seva Medal||Vir Chakra||General Service Medal|
|Samar Seva Medal||Poorvi Star||Paschimi Star||Raksha Medal|
|Sangram Medal||Sainya Seva Medal||High Altitude Service Medal||Videsh Seva Medal|
|25th Anniversary of Independence Medal||30 Years Long Service Medal||20 Years Long Service Medal||9 Years Long Service Medal|