Lt Gen Cher­ish Math­son takes over as the Army Com­man­der of South- West­ern Army Com­mand

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NEW Delhi. Lt Gen Cher­ish Math­son took over the com­mand of Sapta Shakti Com­mand of the In­dian Army at a solemn mil­i­tary cer­e­mony held at Jaipur. He paid trib­utes to the mar­tyrs at the Pr­erna Sthal and later re­viewed a Guard of Hon­our pre­sented to him.

Lieu­tenant Gen­eral Cher­ish Math­son, is an alum­nus of Sainik School, Tri­van­drum ( Ker­ala). He was com­mis­sioned into THE GARHWAL RI­FLES in June 1980. He is a grad­u­ate from the De­fence Ser­vices Staff Col­lege, Welling­ton and has at­tended var­i­ous im­por­tant ca­reer cour­ses, which in­clude Se­nior Com­mand Course at Army War Col­lege, Mhow and Long De­fence Man­age­ment Course at Se­cun­der­abad. He has also at­tended the pres­ti­gious Na­tional De­fence Col­lege Course at New Delhi and in the Re­pub­lic of South Africa.

T he Gen­era l Of­fi­cer has con­sid­er­able ex­pe­ri­ence in var­ied op­er­a­tional as­sign­ments across In­dia. He com­manded his Bat­tal­ion on the Line of Con­trol in Jammu and Kash­mir, dur­ing Op­er­a­tion Parakram. He has served two tenures in Si­achen Glacier, the World's High­est Bat­tle­field. He com­manded the Tri­van­drum Bri­gade in Am­phibi­ous Role. He com­manded an In­fantry Di­vi­sion in South­ern The­atre. Later he went on to com­mand the Strike Corps as part of the South­ern Com­mand. The Gen­eral Of­fi­cer has staff ex­pe­ri­ence at all lev­els in­clud­ing Na­tional Se­cu­rity Coun­cil Sec­re­tariat and in the De­fence Ac­qui­si­tion Wing of the Min­istry of De­fence.

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