Srinagar: Major General Sanjiv Singh Slaria Monday took over as General Officer Commanding, Counter Insurgency Force Kilo.
Major General SH Sahi on relinquishing the command moves to Delhi on an important assignment in Army headquarters.
Sahi’s tenure saw the Kilo Force take distinctive steps towards ‘peace and stability’ in North Kashmir.
Major General SS Slaria was commissioned into 10 Armored 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 an instructor at Indian Military Academy, Dehradun and Directing Staff at College of Defence Management, Secunderabad.
The General Officer has commanded his own Regiment and later Armoured Brigade in the High Altitude Area. He has held various important staff appointments prior to assuming the command of the 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.