Speaker Bio & Abstract

Brig Sandeep Chaudhary VSM** Indian Army

BiographyBrig Sandeep Chaudhary, VSM** (VSM Bar) is an alumnus of the prestigious Indian Military Academy, Dehradun and was commissioned into Corps of EME on 17 Dec 1989.

The officer has a brilliant career profile spanning 32 years, having been the Best Student in the two prestigious courses- Technical Staff College & Higher Defence Management Course. He has the distinction of being the first Director (Vigilance) at Army Headquarters. He has had a multitude of challenging appointments in Command and Staff domains to include Command of a Unit in Intense Counter Insurgency Area in North East as a Colonel, as also command of the highest Engineering Support Unit - a Base Workshop in the Northern Theatre as a Brigadier. The officer has served at the Career Management Branch of Indian Army-Military Secretary Branch, as also been Colonel Q (Operations) of a Command Headquarters. The officer has represented the country twice abroad, once for a prestigious course at Israel and on a UN Mission at Ethopia - Eriteria. He is now Commandant of the only R&D establishment of the Indian Army called Simulator Development Division excelling in developing Simulators & Products in niche technology domains of Artificial Intelligence, VR/AR & Robotics. The first time nation showcased Swarm of Drones event on Army Day 2021, was under aegis of Simulator Development Division.

For his professional acumen and astute military leadership, he has been awarded nine times in his career to include Vishisht Seva Medal (VSM) twice, 4 times COAS Commendation Card, 3 times VCOAS/ Army Commander Commendation Card, a UN Mission Force Commander Commendation Card. Under his steward steering of the Simulator Development Division, the unit has been awarded Army Commander Unit Citation, as also 30 Army Commander Commendation Cards to the team at SDD- an unparalled achievement.

A very keen sportsman, he has excelled in Squash for the Indian Army.