About Harshvardhan Bisht
Age 51 - 60 Years
Years of Military Service 21 – 30 Years
I am a result oriented professional with 22 years of diverse experience in leadership roles backed with a successful track record in the domain of Operations, R&D, Quality Assurance, Procurements and people management.
•Started early career after B.E(mech) as a Senior Tool Room Engineer at sub unit of m/s Force Motors Pune, Thereafter joined the technical branch of Indian Army after commissioning from IMA, D’Dun.
•Besides serving at various army units, gained diverse exposure and performed multidimensional role at Army HQ,DGQA HQ(https://www.dgqadefence.gov.in/), DRDO establishment (https://www.drdo.gov.in)and Border Road Organisation (http://www.bro.gov.in) under extreme hostile areas of J&K.
•Selected twice as part of the Indian Army delegation for Quality inspection of State of art Weapon sub-system worth one million INR in Ukraine.
•Nominated as an Equipment specialist for two consecutive years and led a team of 400+ professionals, for a splendid marchpast of 100+ military equipment for the Republic Day parade at New Delhi.
•Headed logistic and maintenance control centre for a fleet of about 400 combat specialist vehicles & managed the SCM, engineering support resources and risk management in the desert in the real conflict scenario.
•Expedited more than 120 Operational and Administrative contracts worth ₹ 30 Cr with complete
transparency and budgetary control for 27 Establishments across the country.
•Conceptualized, planned and established an underground modern combat training infrastructure for effective T&D operations of 500 professionals/quarter.
•Designed and realised sub-systems for import substitute; saved approx. ₹ 4 Cr.
•Undertaken many disruptive innovations with a high benefits-to-cost ratio output.
•As COO of a specialised Missile launcher maintenance unit, achieved 95 % operational readiness (much above Army standards).
•A strong and agile team player with an analytical and innovative mindset.
•Significant contribution as team member in formulating Long-term Perspective Plan Road map of Mechanised forces Equipment.
•Short-term acquisition strategy for procurement of critical warlike equipment worth multi crore INR.
•Crisis management ability on multiple occasions with out-of-the-box approaches.
•The best-in-class customer delight operations by resolving escalated contract compliance issues, grievances, etc
•A strong national/ international vendor base for military equipment.
Hobby : Mountaineer: headed High altitude mountain rescue operations.