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Maj Gen Srivastava is new GoC Victor Force

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Srinagar: Major General Prashant Srivastava took over as General Officer Commanding, Counter Insurgency Force (Victor) after Major General Rashim Bali, moved to Delhi on an important assignment in Integrated Headquarters of Ministry of Defence (Army).

A defence spokesman said that Major General Prashant Srivastava was commissioned into an elite Parachute Battalion of the Special Forces on 09 Jun 1990. An alumnus of National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla, the General Officer has attended all important career courses including Defence Services Staff Courses Wellington (Tamil Nadu), Higher Command Course and National Defence College (USA). He has an MSc in Strategic Studies and Masters of Philosophy to his credit. The General Officer has vast operational experience having served in intense Counter Insurgency/Counter Terrorist environment in Punjab, Jammu & Kashmir and the North East.

Major General Prashant Srivastava, has been awarded Sena Medal in 2011 while commanding his unit. He has held various important staff appointments prior to assuming the command of prestigious Counter Insurgency Force (Victor), said the spokesman.

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