Maj Gen Prashant Srivastava takes over as GOC CIF (Victor)

Maj Gen Prashant Srivastava takes over as GOC CIF (Victor)
A statement of the Army issued here said that Maj Gen Srivastava was commissioned into an elite Parachute Battalion of the Special Forces on 9 June 1990.Special arrangement

Srinagar: Major General Prashant Srivastava Sunday took over as the General Officer Commanding (GOC), 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 statement of the Army issued here said that Maj Gen Srivastava was commissioned into an elite Parachute Battalion of the Special Forces on 9 June 1990.

It said that an alumnus of National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla, Maj Gen Srivastava has attended all important career courses including Defence Services Staff Courses Wellington (Tamil Nadu), Higher Command Course and National Defence College (USA).

The statement said that he has an MSc in Strategic Studies and Masters of Philosophy to his credit.

It said that Maj Gen Srivastava has vast operational experience having served in intense counter insurgency environment in Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir and the North East.

The statement said that Maj Gen Srivastava has been awarded Sena Medal in 2011 while commanding his unit. It said that he has held various important staff appointments prior to assuming the command of the prestigious Counter Insurgency Force (Victor).

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