A product of Sherwood College, Nainital, General Dalip Bhardwaj, was commissioned into the Armoured Corps after four gruelling years of training at the National Defence Academy, Pune and Indian Military Academy, Dehradun. Adjudged the best all round cadet at IMA, he was awarded the coveted Sword of Honour at the Academy.
His illustrious army career spanned over 40 years and saw him hold many varied and important command and staff assignments including being the first Indian Contingent Commander to the UN Peace Keeping Force in Lebanon. His dedication and sustained efforts over the years were recognised and it was for his outstanding performance and contribution to service that he was awarded the Vishisht Seva Medal and the Param Vishisht Seva Medal.
Post his superannuation in 2010, General Bhardwaj was appointed the CEO of a prominent defence oriented manufacturing company and guided the fortunes of the Company till 2012 whereupon he has decided to devote his considerable experience and energies to philanthropic pursuits.