PERSONAL HISTORY

Father, Late Rai Bahadur Pran Nath Hoon was born on 5th March 1889. He retried as Controller of Stores, North Western Railways, Lahore (Undivided India) in 1946. He studied at Cambridge, Downing and was Conferred The Title of Rai Bhahadur on 11 july, 1940. During his Service he saw action in Mesopotamia, World War I and was deputed at that time to oversee the construction of the Basra – Kut- Baghdad railwayline. He was injured due to a grenade blast and lost three fingers of his left hand.

Lt. General Prem Nath Hoon (Retd), PVSM, AVSM, SM, was born on 4 October, 1929 in Undivided India (Abbottabad), North West Frontier Province where he was Actively associated with India's freedom struggle from 1936-1947. Prominent leaders Mahatma Gandhi Ji, Jawaharlal Nehru Ji, Abdul Gaffar Khan Ji, Dr. Rajindra Prasad Ji and Dr. Khan Sahib Ji during their visits to (NWFP) in 1936 used to stay with the family, then considered as Congress Party HQ's where strategic discussions took place for ensuring the Unity of Hindus, Muslims and all other sections of society in order that a United India stands together to secure freedom from the British. He was then a mere worker with the Party.

MILITARY CAREER

1947 : He Joined the Indian Military Academy Dehra Dun.

1949-61 : Carried out anti-infiltration tasks in J&K, Uri, Poonch, Ladakh and Rajauri sectors.

1962 : Defended post of Barahoti during aggression by China, on UP-Tibet border. Held even today by Indian Army.

1965 : Fought against Pakistan on Western front in the Punjab, Sialkot and Pasrur sectors, with India's Armoured Strike Forces. Promoted Lt. Col and moved to KARGIL sector in command of Special Mountain Forces.

1970 : Promoted Brigadier and moved out to command Sikkim Brigade and deployed opposite Chinese forces at NATHULA. Later posted in Punjab opposite Pak to guard Hussaniwala border in the Ferozpur sector in 1974.

1980 : Was Chief of Staff of the Strike Corps in Chandimandir.

1983 : Promoted Lt. General. Commanded the 15 Corps in J&K. Captured “SIACHEN GLACIER” (7500sq.km.) across the LOC claimed by Pakistan as part of Pak Occupied Kashmir. Carried out the operational plans approved personally by PM (Indira Ji).

1985-1987 : Director General Military Operations Army Headquarters,Chief-Of-Staff Western Command Chandimandir and took over as Commander-in-Chief Western Army. Was responsible for internal security and operations in the states of Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan, Union Territories of Chandigarh and Delhi.

QUALIFICATIONS

• National Defence College, Delhi

• Defence Services Staff College Wellington

• Infantry School Mhow

• Weapons Training, Junior Commanders & Senior commanders courses

• Special Course in Mortars

• Trained By Swiss in Mountain Warfare

POST RETIREMENT

1988 – 1990 was Senior Advisor to the Birla VXL Group of Companies, dealing in Textiles. Appointed Managing Director of Jiyaji Rao Cotton Mills Birla Nagar Gwalior.

1991 – 1998 Undertook construction works for roads and buildings and was involved in large projects in Navi Mumbai worth over 40 crores.

1999 – 2005 Joined Bala Sahib Thackeray Shiv Sena Parmukh and was appointed Director General NIVRUTT JAWAN SHIV SENA TRUST.
In addition appointed RAJYA SAMPARK PARMUKH UTTAR HINDUSTAN
(HIMACHAL PRADESH, PUNJAB, HARYANA, CHANDIGARH AND JAMMU & KASHMIR)

2005 To Date – Chairman and Managing Director of Charisma Hyundai Elite Dealer Category for cars in Chandigarh.

PUBLICATIONS

“Unmasking Secrets Of Turbulence – Midnight Freedom To A Nuclear Dawn”, In 1999.

CONTACT

Contact no. +91 9815224433
E-mail : generalhoon@live.com