Major General Jasbir Singh Sandhu, AVSM (Retired), took over as the Second Director of the Mai Bhago Armed Forces Preparatory Institute (AFPI), Mohali on Wednesday, 9th November, 2022. The founding Director of the Institute was Major General IP Singh, VSM whose terms of engagement finished recently.

An alumnus of the National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla, Major General JS Sandhu has during his 36 years of service in the Indian Army, held prestigious command, staff and instructional assignments, including command of a Rashtriya Rifles Battalion and an Infantry Brigade in Jammu and Kashmir, a Sub Area in Chhattisgarh and an Infantry Division in Punjab. As Brigadier General Staff at Officers Training Academy Chennai, he provided extensive value addition to the curriculum of the cadets including ladies. Prior to his retirement in January 2022, he was also the Additional Director General NCC for the states of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Union Territory of Chandigarh. He has also been awarded the Ati Vishisht Seva Medal by the President of India, for distinguished service.




Ex Dy President & IO 20 SSB, Additional IO Selection Centre East, Allahabad and Trial Officer De Novo Selection System, DIPR, New Delhi.

Col Rakesh Kumar Chopra (Retd), an alumnus of NDA, Khadakwasla, was commissioned into Corps of Signals in Dec 1982 and has got 36+ years of service in Indian army.

He was trained as an Interviewing Officer (IO) by Defence Institute of Psychological Research (DIPR), New Delhi and served as Dy President 20 SSB, Bhopal, Additional IO Selection Centre East, Allahabad and Trial Officer De Novo Selection System, DIPR, New Delhi. He is an MTech (IIT, Madras) and MBA (Punjab University) and has got rich experience of teaching telecommunication subjects at Military College of Telecommunication Engineering (MCTE), Mhow.

Col Rakesh Kumar Chopra has joined Mai Bhago Armed Forces Preparatory Institute for Girls and appointed Interview Officer w.e.f. 03 Jul 2020.




Captain (IN) Suresh Kumar Khatri (Retd), an alumnus of National Defence Academy (NDA), Khadakwasla, joined Mai Bhago AFPI on 05 Sep 2023.

He was commissioned into the Executive Branch of India Navy and specialised in Anti-Submarine warfare. He has served on board ten different types of warships.

He qualified as a GTO in Aug 2005. He was an effective GTO for 17 years and 03 months (uninterrupted 03 tenures) since Jan 2006 till his superannuation on 31 Mar 2023. His three GTO tenures also include his being a Senior GTO for eleven years at NSB Coimbatore and 33 SSB Bhopal.





Major Vinodini Rajan (Retd) served in the Army Educational Corps (AEC) for ten years. A post graduate in English Literature, the officer is an Alumni of Officer’s Training Academy (OTA), Chennai and was commissioned on 02 September 2000. The officer served as an Instructor in Category ‘A’ Institutions such as Officer’s Training Academy (OTA), Chennai and Army Educational Training College and Centre, Pachmarhi (MP).

Major Vinodini holds experience of teaching and training Army Officers and Cadets from friendly foreign countries such as Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Vietnam, Mongolia, Maldives, Afghanistan and Palestine, besides training the Indian Cadets and the in- Service Indian soldiers to get commissioned as officers in the Army. The Officer was also selected to be part of the Indian Army Training Team (IATT), Afghanistan. Major Vinodini is also a passionate long distance and Marathon Runner.





S.No Name Position
1 Ms Geetanjali Sharma Hostel Warden
2 Sub Maj Jagtar Singh Drill Instructor
3 Naik. Pardeep Singh Physical Training Instructor
4 Mr. Rohit Yadav Physical Training Instructor



S.No Name Position
1 Hav Dilbagh Mohammad Head Clerk
2 Mr. Satnam Singh Clerk
3 Ms. Sakshi Sharma Library Clerk
4 Hav. Anup Kumar NCO NDA Preparatory Wing
5 Mr. Baljinder Singh Driver
6 Mr. Sukhdeep Singh Driver
7 Hav Gurcharan Singh Driver
8 Mr. Sarbjeet Singh Driver