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Capt Muthukrishnan Iyyappan

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  • Captain Muthukrishnan Iyyappan, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Eka Academy, who was commissioned in 1999, was the first officer of the Territorial Army to be permanently seconded to the regular army. He joined the 3rd battalion of 8 Gorkha Rifles and served a tenure at the Siachen Glacier — again the first officer of Territorial Army to serve in the Siachen Glacier.[1] Capt. Muthukrishnan Iyyappan was also the first officer of the Territorial Army (TA) to be posted at the Defense Services Staff College where he was the Officer Commanding – Troops during 1999–2000.[2] His tenure as company commander with the TA at Srinagar, the state of Jammu and Kashmir, witnessed the first ever Fidayeen (suicide) attack in the history of Kashmir insurgency in April 2000.[3][4][5] Captain Muthukrishnan Iyyappan has also been selected one of the 50 most inspiring CEOs of 2017.[6]


  1. "Can a territorial army officer join special forces or paracommandos?". 27 October 2016. Retrieved 12 September 2018.
  2. "Territorial Army Turns 66". October 2015. Retrieved 12 September 2018.
  3. "The First Suicide Bomb in Kashmir". Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies. 11 May 2000.
  4. "Srinagar suicide bomber was Class 12 student". Asian Age. 22 April 2000. Retrieved 12 September 2018.
  5. "A virtual War of Freedom in Kashmir". Kashmir Newz Board. 5 Aug 2006. Retrieved 10 July 2016.
  6. "Captain Muthukrishnan Iyyappan : the Quintessence of Grit and Perseverance". Silicon India Magazine. 15 December 2017. Retrieved 12 September 2018.

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