Col Amit Bisht, Sena Medal an alumni of the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun was commissioned into First Battalion the Mahar Regiment in June 1998. An avid mountaineer, he has been an instructor at the High Altitude Warfare School, Gulmarg and the Siachen Battle School. He is an experienced aviator with more than 3500 hours of flying Army Aviation Helicopters over mountainous terrain ranging from the Siachen Glacier to Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh. Prior to his appointment as the Principal of Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, Col Amit Bisht had been supervising the efforts of the Indian Army sportspersons as the Director of its Mission Olympics project for the past two years.
Having gathered vast experience in the field of mountaineering, he has successfully scaled and summitted several peaks including Mt Kamet, Mt Trishul, Mt Trimukhi. He has explored & trekked over uncharted terrain in The Great Himalayas extensively. He led the first ever expedition to the virgin peak Mt Trimukhi (6422m) which has been endorsed in the Limca Book of Records in 2012. For his unrelenting efforts and dedication to duty Col Bisht has been twice awarded with Chief of Army Staff Commendation Card and with GOC-in-C Commendation Card four times.
Col Amit Bisht, SM
(31/08/2018 - Till Date)