General Management Programme for Defence Officers (DGMP)
IIIM Lucknow (Noida Campus)

Yatinder Nandal


years experience

    A multifaceted, result oriented HR Leader with a demonstrated history of working in the Military for 23 yrs. Skilled in Strategic Planning, Operations, Conflict Management, Leadership, Project Planning, Supply Chain & Logistics Management and an able administrator. An analytical

    Areas of Interest

    • Operations

    • HRM/PR

    • Security/Risk Management

    • Project Management

    • Supply Chain Mgt/Asset Management

    • Admin/Facilities

    • Consultancy

    • Finance Management

    • Marketing

    • Training/Academia


    • Spearheaded operations as an independent advisor to the head of the establishment, contributed towards planning, execution and implementation of strategic operations in entire J & K state and on Eastern Borders

    • Instrumental in handling & execution of Intelligence operations to include conflict resolution, negotiation & crisis management in Counter insurgency environment

    • Led tactical operations across 5000 Sq. Km with multiple task oriented teams ranging from 120 to 3000 troops with diverse backgrounds and ethnic origins during entire career

    • Directly responsible for handling, maintenance and serviceability of strategic equipment worth 1500 Cr to include aerial assets. Operational effectiveness of 95% at all times

    • Handled Humanitarian Assistance & Disaster Relief Operations during Parechu Lake, Tibet flash floods (Himachal Pradesh,2005) & Leh, J & K, flash floods (Aug 2010) which in turn saved more than 25,000 lives & money to the exchequer

    • Organized 30 plus intra agency forums for operational effectiveness.

    • Formulated SOPs and approach papers on joint operations, security and disaster management to improve the operational capability of the organization & augment infrastructure.


    • Coordinated and executed security infrastructure development Program worth 3 Cr for consecutive years in given time frame, thereby achieving 25 % cost reduction.

    • Led end to end management encompassing monitoring, advising & implementation of Infra Projects worth 25 Cr in Rajasthan as part of Project Management Group

    • Lead member of test team of Project SHAKTI, first among the Combat Command Control & Information(C3I) systems fielded in Army.

    • Upgraded Aerial assets infra and software leading to overall optimisation of resource and intelligence operations across Eastern borders

    • Conceptualized and implemented 20 CSR projects, thereby creating a major foot print of the organization.


    • Responsible for logistics and supply in High Altitude Area for a workforce of about 3000 personnel's.

    • Directly responsible for collection, holding, maintenance, distribution and last mile delivery of inventory worth more than 100 Cr.

    • Responsible for planning, budgeting, indenting, transporting, ware house management, billing and profit distribution of a consumer establishment with an annual turnover of 10 Cr.

    • Administered a Facility for transients with a holding capacity of 200 personnel’s in a remote area

    • Formulated SOPs on operational logistics for forward delivery incorporating best practices


    • Steered the array of HRM functions to include Talent Acquisition, screening, on board training, documentation of about 3000 new employees skilling them for their individual job profile

    • Specially selected to lead an outfit (550 personnel’s) undergoing work place conflicts, disciplinary and functional issues in a high risk environment. Revived the outfit by realigning behavioral ethics, diversity, inclusion and conflict resolution techniques.

    • Responsible for handling Pension related grievances of the entire Indian Army.

    • Acted as an interface between Army and the MoD to resolve compensation issues.

    • Part of advisory committee on formulating policies with Govt of India impacting 40 lakh serving & veterans of the organisation.

    • Directly responsible for all aspects of HR Management of a culturally & ethnically diverse workforce of 3000 personnel

    • Responsible for PMS evaluation of work force ranging from 120 to 550 mid senior level and junior level professionals.


    • Handled aerial platforms for Int gathering, having interface with multiple stake holders.

    • As a CSO of a city planned, monitored & executed security plans to keep the city incident free in high risk Counter Insurgency environment.

    • As a Team leader operated in high risk conflict scenarios in J & K and Assam for over 8 yrs.

    • Formulated and implemented SOPs, to tackle Security threats to assets from Internal and External agencies including protection of an aviation base.


    • Masters Diploma in Business Admin (Marketing & Int’l Marketing), Symbiosis, Pune.

    • Certificate Course in Business Management, IIM Lucknow.

    • Executive Development Programme in HR Management, XLRI, Jamshedpur

    • Lean Six Sigma, Green Belt, KPMG

    • MSc(Weapons System),Pune Univ

    • MSc(Def & Strat Studies), Madras Univ

    • Diploma in Weapon System, Pune Univ

    • Diploma in Senior Level Defence Management, DAVV, Indore

    Core Competencies

    • Operations & Strategic planning

    • HRM and Administration

    • Security & Risk Management

    • Logistics & Supply Chain Management

    • Emergency Response & Crisis Management

    • Project Management

    • Facility Management

    • Leadership & Cross Functional Teaming

    • Real Time Decision Making


    • COAS Commendation for handling of Pensionary Grievances in Army.

    • Army Commander Commendation for Strategic operations in J & K.

    • Selected & qualified on “Defence Services Staff Course” for senior level management” for higher leadership roles, through extremely deep competitive selection processes

    • Selected by the COAS to command an outfit undergoing workplace conflict

    • Part of Indian Army Car rally team (2003-05).

    • Represented India in First INDIA-ASEAN Car Rally expedition across Eight Nations (2004).

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