SRINAGAR: Major General Sanjiv Singh Slaria, took over as General Officer Commanding, Counter Insurgency Force Kilo on Monday.
According to a defence official statement, Major General SH Sahi on relinquishing command, moves to Delhi on an important assignment in Army Headquarters. Maj Gen Sahi’s tenure saw Kilo Force take distinctive steps towards ‘peace and stability’ in North Kashmir, the statement remarked.
Major General SS Slaria was commissioned into 10 Armoured Regiment in Jun 1990. An alumnus of National Defence Academy and the winner of the Sword of Honour at Indian Military Academy, the General Officer has attended Staff Courses at Defence Services Staff College at Wellington, Command & General Staff College at Thailand, Higher Defence Management Course at College of Defence Management, Secunderabad and the prestigious NDC Course at Mirpur, Bangladesh.
In his distinguished military career spanning over three decades, the General Officer has held various prestigious instructor and staff appointments. He was instructor at Indian Military Academy, Dehradun and Directing Staff at College of Defence Management, Secunderabad. General Officer has commanded his own Regiment and later Armoured Brigade in High Altitude Area. He has held various important staff appointments prior to assuming the command of prestigious Counter Insurgency Force (Kilo).
Complementing his military career, General Officer also did his MSc from Madras University, M Phil (Strategic Management) from Osmania University and has cleared PhD NET exam from UGC, the statement concluded. (GNS)