Brig Ahmad Ali was born on 10th August, 1954 at Allahabad. His parents Late Syed Mahbub Ali and Late Begum Sarwatun Nisa were well known Zamindars, social reformers and philanthropists with keen interest in the realm of education.
Brig Ali had his early education at St. Joseph's College, Allahabad from where he completed his Indian School Certificate in 1972. He did his Intermediate from Govt. Inter College, Allahabad and Graduation from Allahabad University in 1976.
While pursuing his graduation course, Brig Ali qualified for the Combined Defence Services Exam conducted by UPSC wherein he stood 10th in the order of merit. He thus joined the Army in the same year (1976) and was commissioned into the Infantry (KUMAON REGT) in 1977.
During his distinguished career in the Indian Army, spanning over 35 years, Brig Ahmad Ali had the unique honour of tenanting some of the most prestigious and coveted appointments in every rank. Brig Ali comes to us with a vast operational and administrative experience. His key assignments include Instructor at Infantry School, Brigade Major, Commanding Officer of an Infantry Battalion in J & K, Colonel General Staff of a Division, Director Financial Planning at Army HQ, Commander Army Component in the Tri services Command in Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Commander Lucknow Sub Area and Directing Staff at Army War College, Mhow.
He has seen active operational service in Nagaland, Sri Lanka and J & K. He has been Advisor to the Govt. of Seychelles and was instrumental in promoting bilateral ties between the two Countries. As Director Financial Planning at Army HQ, the officer was responsible for the planning, control, allocation and monitoring of the Army's budget and was a single point interface with the MoD, Govt. of India. He has also served as a member of Indo – US Executive Steering Committee and contributed immensely in the promotion of bilateral military ties.
A voracious reader with a keen sense of developing his academic pursuits, Brig Ahmad Ali continued with his quest for knowledge and successfully completed his M.Sc. in Defence Studies from Chennai University in 1990 followed by Masters in Management Sciences from Osmania University in 2002. He went on to compelete Advance Course in Management from All India Management Association, New Delhi.
During his illustrious career in the Army, the Officer was selected to undergo the prestigious Staff Course at Defence Services Staff College, Wellington and Higher Defence Management Course at College of Defence Management, Secunderabad.
The Officer has been associated with a number of academic Institutions of the Army and has also served with distinction as Chairman / Member Board of Governors leading Schools such as La Martiniere College, Lucknow and Army Public School. In his last assignment, he was part of the think tank responsible for evolving Doctrines and reviewing training methods of the Army.
Brig Ahmad Ali is a recipient of Sena Medal for his distinguished services during OPERATION VIJAY (Kargil War), Chief of Army Staff Commendation for exemplary services rendered as Sub Area Commander, Lucknow and C-in-C Commendation Card for services in Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
A keen hockey, tennis and golf player, his hobbies include photography, reading and trekking.
Brig Ali is married to Mrs. Rizwana Ali, an active social worker and accomplished housewife. They have twin sons, Lutfi and Rushdi who are working abroad in prestigious appointments.
Our new PVC is a staunch believer in Sir Syed's credo "Na Sataish ki Tamanna, na Silah ki Parwah" (No desire for any praise, no care for any reward).