Gen. Abdul Khaliq is the Ministry of Defense First Deputy 

General  Abdul Khaliq was born in Kabul, Afghanistan 15 May 1950 .

1962 Paghman primary School ,Kabul, Afghanistan
1968 Military High School, Kabul, Afghanistan
1971 Bachelor of Arts Degree in Anti-Aircraft Artillery, Army
 University, Kabul Afghanistan
1971-1974 National Defense Academy, India (Infantry) 
1975 Indian Military Academy, India (Infantry)
1977 Young Officers Course and commando (Y O – 24) Infantry school India
1982 Special Mission Course, Moscow,Russia
1990 General Staff Academy of the USSR, Moscow,Russia
2002 NESA(North East South Asia) center for Strategic Studies, Washington, D.C. (USA)

2002 International Military Course on Law of Armed Conflict, Italy(Sand Remo)
1990 Masters of Military Science in Strategic Profile، Moscow,Russia 


  1. 1975-1980, Instructor, Kabul Reserve Training School, Kabul, Afghanistan

  2. 1980-1981, Head of Operational Department, 444th Commando Regiment, Kabul,Afghanistan

  3. 1981-1983,  Commander, 444th Commando Regiment,Nangarhar,Afghanistan

  4. 1983-1985, Deputy Commander, 9th Division, Konar Province, Afghanistan

  5. 1985-1987, Commander, 2nd Division, Kapisa Province, Afghanistan

  6. 1987-1988, Deputy Commander, 1st Corps, Kabul, Afghanistan.

  7. 1990-1991, Deputy Commander, Kabul Garrison, Kabul, Afghanistan

  8. 1991-1992, Commander, 40th Division, Bagram District, Afghanistan

  9. 1993-1996 , Member of Rehabilitation Commission for the Afghan National Army

  10. 1996-2001 Break in service. 2000-2001 Pakistani residency 

  11. 2001-2003, Chief of Staff, Central Corps, Kabul,Afghanistan

12.       2003-2005 , Director for Strategic Planning (MoD)

13.      2005 -2012 , Commander 203rd Thunder Corps, Paktia, Afghanistan

14.      2012-2015 General Staff Director

15.      2015-Present First Deputy Minister (MoD)

Dari, Pashtu, English, Russian.


Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal With Three Oak Leaf Clusters
Aerial Achievement Medal
Combat Readiness Medal with silver and Bronze OLC
National Defense Service Medal with two Bronze Stars
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Armed Forces Service Medal
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with hourglass

Helmand Operation Bravery Medal

Small Arms Expert Ribbon with Bronze Star
Red flag Golden Star

Brigadier General

Major General

Lieutenant General



1992 Afghan National Army  Rehabilitation Commission Member

2002 Kabul Loya Jirga Security Group Member

2003 Kabul Loya Jirga Security Commission Member

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