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Mr Moti Dar

Moti Dar passed out from The Scindia School in 1953 after completing his Senior Cambridge. He joined the National Defence Academy and later the Indian Military Academy from where he was Commissioned into the Poona Horse in June 1958. He later graduated from the Defence Services Staff College and was awarded the M Sc. degree. On promotion to the rank of the Lieutenant Colonel, he raised and commanded 82 Armoured Regiment.
During his long and distinguished service in the Indian Army, Moti Dar had important Command, Staff and instructional appointments. He commanded a Mountain Brigade in high altitude and an Armoured Brigade. Thereafter, he was promoted to the rank of Major General and appointed General Officer Commanding of a Rapid Division in semi desert terrain. Later he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General and appointed General officer Commanding of India’s only Desert Corps. He also served as the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Southern Command.
He saw active action in the Sialkot Sector during the Indo-Pak War of 1965. He was seriously wounded while spearheading a tank attack with the Poona Horse in the Shakarghar Sector in the 1971 war. In 1984 he was awarded the ‘Ati Vishisht Seva Medal’ by the President of India, for distinguished services when commanding the Mountain Brigade in High Altitudes. Widely travelled in India and abroad, Moti Dar also had varied interests in art, environment and wildlife. An acclaimed artist he held many exhibitions in prestigious art galleries in India and Abroad.
By his outstanding professional contributions to the Indian Army Moti Dar distinguished himself as an Old Boy of The Scindia School. The Scindia School conferred on Moti Dar, the Madhav Award for the year 1994.
Gwalior 21st October 1994