S. K. Shrivastava

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Lieutenant General Sanjeev Kumar Shrivastava is a serving General Officer in the Indian Army. He currently serves as the Engineer-in-Chief of the Indian Army.[1] He assumed office on 1 April 2018, taking over from Lt Gen Suresh Sharma.[2]

Career

Gen SK Shrivastava is an alumnus of National Defence Academy, Pune and the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun. He was commissioned into the Bengal Sappers of the Corps of Engineers in 1980.[3]

During his career, He has attended the Defence Services Staff College, Army War College, Mhow and the National Defence College, New Delhi.

He is a Post Graduate in Docks and Harbour from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay and has M Phil degrees from Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore and Madras University.[4][5]

Gen Shrivastava commanded an Engineer regiment during Operation Parakram and an Engineer Brigade. He later served as the Director General Combat Engineers. In February 2017, he took over as the Director General Border Roads Organisation (DGBR) from Lt Gen Suresh Sharma who went on to become Engineer-in-Chief.[6]

As the Engineer-in-Chief, he serves and the Senior Colonel Commandant of the Corps of Engineers.

The General was awarded the Ati Vishisht Seva Medal in 2018 for his outstanding services and achievements in fast-tracking the execution of Indo-China Border Roads. [7]

References

  1. ^ Excelsior, Daily (13 April 2018). "New Army Engineer-in-Chief, Lt. Gen. S.K. Shrivastava briefing Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh about the current status of Road and Bridge projects in Jammu & Kashmir, at New Delhi on Friday". Jammu Kashmir Latest News | Tourism | Breaking News J&K.
  2. ^ "LT Gen Suresh Sharma Takes Over as Engineer-in-Chief". pib.gov.in.
  3. ^ "Lt. Gen. S.K.Shrivastava takes over as Border Roads chief". Business Standard India. 1 February 2017.
  4. ^ "E-in-C's Page | Military Engineer Services| Military Engineer Services, Government of India". mes.gov.in.
  5. ^ "LT Gen Sk Shrivastava Takes Over As DGBR". pib.gov.in.
  6. ^ "LT Gen Sk Shrivastava Takes Over As DGBR". pib.gov.in.
  7. ^ "E-in-C's Page | Military Engineer Services| Military Engineer Services, Government of India". mes.gov.in.
Military offices
Preceded by
Suresh Sharma
Engineer-in-Chief
1 April 2018 - Present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Suresh Sharma
Director General Border Roads
2017 - 2018
Succeeded by
Harpal Singh

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