Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Indian Army's Mathura-Based 1 Strike Corps Gets A New GoC

Lt Gen Ashok Bhim Shivane, assumed the coveted appointment of General Officer Commanding of the elite Strike Corps under the aegis of Army’s south western command at Mathura.  Lt Gen Shivane is a second generation Army Officer and an alumnus of the National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla.  The General Officer was commission into the Armoured Corps in Dec 1978.
          
The General Officer has the distinction of commanding an Armoured Regiment during Operation Vijay and Operation Parakram, an Independent Armoured Brigade where he was awarded the ‘VSM’ and has also commanded the elite Armoured Division. The officer has also served in Counter Insurgency Operations in Punjab and J&K besides an exposure in a UN assignment.  A graduate of the Defence Service Staff College, Wellington, the General Officer has also attended the Higher Command Course and the prestigious National Defence College.
          
The General is an expert in manoeuvre warfare and operational art and has served in the most prestigious cutting edge command and staff appointments in the Indian Army including his last assignment at Perspective Planning Directorate at Army Headquarters.



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