I joined PPS in 1961 in the Ravi House and passed out in 1968.Since commerce stream was started first time in the school we were 13 of us who were mandated to do senior Cambridge and excused NDA though I had qualified the exam.I did my B Com form the Punjab University Chandigarh. But since the passion was to join the Army I joined through the Officers’ Training School and got my commission in April 1973 at the age of 20.
After an illustrious 36Years Career in the Army; ending with a high point of commanding The “SIACHEN BRIGADE” popularly known as the Highest Battlefield in the World, IRe-attired into the corporate world as the head of BD, Industrial displays Samtel Group of Companies and COO of International Center of Robotic Surgery, an American MNC till Dec 2013.
Advisor,Defense& homeland security, Sports and youth affairs at PHD Chamber of Commerce, Delhi for four years and director at the Regional Office at Chandigarh looking after three states.
My main forte has been thorough professionalism with high calibre works orientation and handling of multiple functions and activities in a high-pressure environment.
Awarded several medals and commended for exemplary service in the Indian Army Graduate from the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington Master of Defence Studies from the Madras University with distinction.
AMasters in Management Studies from the Osmania University, Secunderabad. I keep my- self busy being am an Independent director in couple of companies and as a consultant with a few.
Fellow of the Asia Pacific Centre for Security Studies, Hawaii, USA, A trustee of the Trust “Forum for Breast Cancer Awareness and Protection” co-headed by Dr. Shekhar Pant and Dr. Rashmi Sareen of Apollo Hospital.
As a part of my passion for CSR activities, I am the Literacy Ambassador for India of the Literacy Crusade, an American NGO and on the board of the Invertonomics Foundation for India.
An avid golfer, Keen Cyclist, and theatre person I actively take part in Theatre for Social Causes. I have acted in a couple of YouTube Movies on the topical and contemporary issues of Punjab.
Mrs Jaspal Kaur Bedi my Wife is from a Brar Family from Muktsar and is a home maker. I have two children. Jaskeerat our daughter, is married and along with her husband works for Microsoft and is settled in Seattle. Mr Jaskaran Sigh Bedi (JB) our son having done his MBA from UBC is presently employed as head strategy and projects with an IT company in Vancouver, Canada.
We have settled in Vikram Vihar, an AWHO complex in Sector 27, Panckkula.