Lt Gen Ashok Bhim Shivane, PVSM, AVSM, VSM
Former Director General Mechanized Forces – Indian Army
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 over 39 years plus of unblemished and outstanding career in the Indian Army , he has excelled in all spheres.
During his career span, 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 offensive into Pakistan during war. He was awarded by President of India, PVSM (2017), AVSM (2016), & VSM (2009) besides Chief of Army Staff Commendation and Army Commander Commendations, for distinguished service of the highest order.
Subsequently he was bestowed the rare honour of being nominated Honorary Aide-de-Camp to President of India in July 2017, in recognition of his distinguished services.
The General is renowned nationally and internationally speaker on leadership, counter terrorism, motivational talks, geo- strategy , geo politics, national security, space capability building, defence capability building and make in India, military technology and international relations.
Post Pulwama 2019, he had enunciated strategy to tackle proxy war “Hit Hard, Hit Where it Hurts and Hurt where it Lasts” and several others, which possibly found their way in formulating the response. These publications are available on his LinkedIn profile. He has also chaired and been key note speaker at several international and national seminars including Chairman of the Indo-Russian Land System Conference.
He is an acclaimed defence analyst has several publications to his credit including a recent book/research paper released by the Rajya Raksha Mantri. The General is a keen sports man, a part time poet and a lover of nature and music.
General Shivane is presently Consultant to Ministry of Defence (Ordinance Factory Board) and residing in Gurgaon. The General is married and has two daughter who are well settled.