SRINAGAR: Major General Sanjiv Singh Slaria on Monday took over as the General Officer Commanding (GoC) of the counter-insurgency Kilo Force.
An army spokesman in a statement said that Major General S H Sahi on relinquishing the command moves to Army Headquarters, New Delhi.
He said that Maj Gen Sahi’s tenure saw the Kilo Force take distinctive steps towards peace and stability in north Kashmir.
He added that Major General S S Slaria was commissioned into 10 Armoured Regiment in June 1990.
He said that an alumnus of the National Defence Academy (NDA) and the winner of the Sword of Honour at Indian Military Academy, Maj Gen Slaria has attended staff courses at Defence Services Staff College at Wellington, Command and General Staff College at Thailand, Higher Defence Management Course at College of Defence Management, Secunderabad and the prestigious NDC Course at Mirpur, Bangladesh.
The spokesman said that in his distinguished military career spanning over three decades, Slaria has held various prestigious instructor and staff appointments.
He said that Maj Gen Slaria was an instructor at Indian Military Academy, Dehradun and Directing Staff at the College of Defence Management, Secunderabad.
The spokesman added that he commanded his own regiment and later Armoured Brigade in the high-altitude area.
He said that Maj Gen Slaria has held various important staff appointments prior to assuming the command of the prestigious counter-insurgency Kilo Force.
“Complementing his military career, he also did M Sc from Madras University, M Phil (Strategic Management) from Osmania University and cleared PhD NET exam from UGC,” said an army spokesperson in a statement.