Unexpected token import as error when creating new react-native project


While creating a new react-native project using react-native 0.56, we face an error "Unexpected Token import"
D:\Reactnative\Project\{proj_name}\node_modules\react-native\local-cli\cliEntry.js:30 import type {CommandT} from './commands'; ^^^^^^ SyntaxError: Unexpected token import at createScript (vm.js:80:10) at Object.runInThisContext (vm.js:139:10) at Module._compile (module.js:607:28) at Module._compile (D:\Reactnative\Project\Learnwizz\node_modules\pirates\lib\index.js:91:24) at Module._extensions..js (module.js:654:10) at Object.newLoader [as .js] (D:\Reactnative\Project\Learnwizz\node_modules\pirates\lib\index.js:96:7) at Module.load (module.js:556:32) at tryModuleLoad (module.js:499:12) at Function.Module._load (module.js:491:3) at Module.require (module.js:587:17)
This is a known issue with react-native 0.56 while running on Windows, as an alternative, you can work around the issue by explicitly specifying an older version of react-native while running react-native init.
react-native init {proj_name} --version react-native@0.55.4

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