Major General Babar Iftikhar, Hilal-e-Imtiaz (Military) was commissioned in 6 Lancers in Mar 1990. He is a graduate of Command and Staff College Quetta, Royal Command and Staff College Jordan and National Defence University Islamabad. The General Officer carries with him a rich command, staff and instructional experience. He served as Brigade Major in an Armoured Brigade, Brigadier Staff in an Infantry Division in North Waziristan (OAM) and Chief of Staff in a Corps Headquarters. He has commanded an Armoured Brigade, an Infantry Brigade in North Waziristan (Op ZeA) and an Armoured Division. He also served on the faculty of Pakistan Military Academy and National Defence University Islamabad. He took over as DG ISPR with effect from 1 Feb 2020.