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Kilo Force gets new GoC

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Srinagar: Major General Sanjiv Singh Slaria, took over as General Officer Commanding, Counter Insurgency Force Kilo on Monday relieving Major General SH Sahi who moves to Army Headquarters in Delhi, a defence press release said.

It said 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 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 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 press release said.

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