Major General TK Kaul, PVSM, AVSM, VSM (Veteran)
Maj Gen Tej Kaul is a hard act to follow. A highly distinguished and accomplished officer, he climbed to the rung of Major General with his extraordinary leadership and military proficiency. His glittering career of almost 40 years in the armed forces saw him take prime positions and responsibilities requiring, strategic ability, initiative, and astuteness while commandeering the Intelligence & Security, Logistics and Operations teams.
His actions speak louder than his words. Maj Gen Tk Kaul’s military prowess, adaptability and hardiness were tested to the hilt through his multi-terrain campaigns across deserts, mountainous regions, high altitudes, obstacle ridden landscapes, plains, terrorist infiltrated regions, and militancy & insurgency afflicted pockets.
Maj Gen T Kaul was commissioned in the Kumaon Regiment, which was formed in the 18th century. Being the most decorated infantry regiment of the Indian Army, it is particularly remembered for its campaigns in the two world wars, and others led by the British Indian Army and the Indian Army.
Armed with managerial & strategic skills and sagacity to go with them, Maj Gen Kaul has gotten the best out of his teams and showcased the multiple facets of Human Resource capabilities of the Indian Defence Forces. Gen Tej Kaul has also been consulted on strategies to help meet future challenges and analyze contemporary security environments.
- ‘A’ grade in M. Sc in Defence Studies from Madras University.
- ‘A’ grade in PG Diploma in Business Management from the Institute of Marketing & Management.
- ‘A’ grade in M. Phil in Management and Military Science from Indore University.
- National Defence College
Gen Kaul completed the 1 year prestigious course cut-out for civilian bureaucrats and senior defence personnel. Such is the desirability of this course that it attracts foreign officers from over 40 different countries of the world.
- Higher Command Course, Army War College
This one year course completed by Maj Gen Kaul happens to be the second most sought after , which hones the visionary skills and other requisite skill sets of officers needed to prepare them for senor level assignments.
- Staff Course, Defence Services Staff College
This is a highly acclaimed one year post graduate course for civilian bureaucrats and defence officers, which attracts many overseas applicants for training and preparing for middle level positions. Gen T K Kaul added this training to his qualifications.
- Intelligence & Security Course
This super specialized program added another feather in the cap of Maj Gen Tej Kaul, and is only for select officers to become trained and adept in matters of intelligence, risk analysis, risk management and security.
- Pacific Armies Management Seminar (PAMS) – Bangkok
Maj Gen T.K. Kaul was the sole representative from India to participate in the Management & Training Seminar in 1996, which was conducted jointly by USA and Thailand and attended by representatives from more than 80 countries.
Gen T Kaul earned the adulation of his subordinates, and has left an indelible mark on them, while being remembered as a courageous strategist, a diplomat and a skillful tactician.
Gen Tej Kaul is the current Executive President of the IPSI India (India Pakistan Soldiers Initiative for Peace), an organization dedicated to restore peace between India and Pakistan.
Maj Gen Kaul is also the Managing Director of Tricolor Consultants Private Ltd, and Principal Trustee & Head-Clinical Governance, Centre for Obesity & Diabetes Surgery, Mumbai.