Lt. Gen. Vinay Shankar: Joined FNVA as a Member of its Board of Advisors in March 2010.

Former Dir Gen, Artillery. Retired from the Army in Dec 2000 after 40 years of service. He has taken part in the wars of ’62, ’65 and ’71. He has also been involved in counter insurgency operation in Nagaland and Manipur. His last appointment was the Director General of Artillery in which capacity he had the opportunity to oversee the employment of the Artillery during the Kargil War. For his distinguished services he has been awarded the Param Vashist Sewa, the Ati Vashist Sewa and the Vashist Sewa Medals.