Major General (Retd.) A.K. Chaturvedi had a distinguished career in the Corps of Engineers of the Indian Army for over 38 years. For his outstanding services (including a number of teaching assignments) across the length and the breadth of the country, he was twice awarded by the President of India.
He is a Mechanical Engineer who has been an alumni of Indian Military Academy, College of Military Engineering Pune (B Tech), IIT Chennai (M Tech), Devi Ahilya University Indore ( Post graduate Diploma in Defence Management), Osmaniya University Hyderabad (Master of Management Studies), Madras University (M.Phil in National Security and Strategic Studies), Defence Institute of Psychological Research, New Delhi (Interviewing Techniques), Nehru Institute of Mountaineering (Special Advanced Course) and Thor Nielson Institute Italy (Advanced Diploma in Rowing Coaching).
Post retirement he has been active in intellectual pursuits. He has authored three books and has contributed chapters in a number of edited books. He is active in lecture circuits and his areas of interests are Leadership, Disaster Management, Nontraditional threats to national Security and Energy & Water security. He is also the Honorary Director of the UP chapter of a think tank namely Eco Development Foundation.
An outstanding sportsman, he has been a national champion and a national coach in Rowing, a distinguished mountaineer and a trained scuba diver.