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Lieutenant General Ashok Bhim Shivane, is an alumnus of National Defence Academy, Pune and joined the Indian Army in Dec 1978. A scholar warrior with 4 decades in Indian Army, he has represented India at the United Nations Peace Keeping Force in Guatemala, was in charge of anti-terrorist operations in J&K from 1997 to 1999, was in charge of Perspective Planning and Future Restructuring of Indian Army and finally the coveted appointment of Director General Mechanised Forces of Indian Army. He commanded the oldest and operationally employed offensive formation of Indian Army - the elite Strike Corps at Mathura from 2104 to 2015, responsible for an offensive into Pakistan during the war. He was nominated Honorary Aide-de-Camp to President of India in July 2017 in recognition of his distinguished services.He is an acclaimed defence analyst has several publications to his credit including a recent book/research paper released by the Rajya Raksha Mantri. General Shivane was Consultant to the Ministry of Defence (Ordnance Factory Board) from 2018 to 2020.

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