Biography of Major General Sarad Giri

Major General Sarad Giri was born on 21 June 1962 in Gyaneshwor, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Maj Gen Sarad completed his pre-commissioning training at the Nepalese Military Academy, Kharipati and was commissioned into the Nepalese Army as Second Lieutenant in 1983. He did Field Artillery Officers Course and Regimental Survey Officers Course from School of Artillery, Deolali, India and Advance Artillery Course from US School of Artillery, Fort Sill, Oklahama (1996). He is a graduate of Defense Service Staff College, Wellington, India (1998/99). He has Masters Degree in Military Science and Strategy from National Defence University, Beijing, China (2012/13).

Maj Gen Sarad Giri has held various commands, staff, instructional and United Nations mission appointment during his career. As a Major, he commanded an Independent light Artillery Battery (1995-97), Artillery Battalion (2001-2003). He was Brigade commander of No 9 Infantry Brigade (2010-2011).

On instructional side he was Commandant of Artillery Training Center in 2000 and Directing Staff (2003-2004) and Chief Instructor at the Army Command and Staff College (2006-2009).

He has held various staff appointment as Adjutant of Artillery Battalion, Brigade Major of Artillery Brigade, Chief Operation Officer of Infantry Brigade, Assistant Chief of Staff Operation of Infantry Division, Assistant Director at Staff Duties and Policy Directorate and Director of Staff Duties, Plans and Policy Directorate.

He has served as a member of United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) on three occasions holding various appointments as Platoon Commander in 1989, Operation Duty officer at the Force HQ in 1993 and Personal Staff Officer of the Chief of Staff in 1999-2000. He also served as Military Observer with United Nations Mission in Democratic People's Republic of Congo in 2003-04.

Presently he is General Officer Commanding, Valley Division. He has done Masters in Political Science from Tribhuvan University, Nepal. Maj Gen Sarad Giri is decorated with Suprabal Jana Sewa Shree. He is married to Rita Giri and blessed with a son Rhythm.