Lt. Gen Arjun Ray, PVSM, VSM (Retd)
Lt. Gen Arjun Ray (Retd) is a man with an experience of a lifetime, in war, in conflict and in peace. Having served in the army for over 38 years, he possesses a practical and theoretical insight into combating conflict situations, insurgency, and post-conflict reconstruction. He took it upon himself to change the way of life of the people who live under the constant threat of terrorism and hatred.
Lt. Gen Arjun Ray (Retd) was born on 1st January 1944 in Calcutta. He completed his schooling from St Xavier School, Jaipur, and later graduated from the University of Rajasthan in Humanities. During school and college, he actively participated in debates, elocution and stage plays. He was also the recipient of several state and national level awards in debating. Prior to joining the Indian Military Academy in 1963, he was sponsored by Rotary International to visit New Zealand and Australia, as a member of the Indian Universities' Debating Team for three months.