Lieutenant General Cherish Mathson today 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 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, the Indian Army said in a statement. He has also attended prestigious National Defence College Course at New Delhi and in the Republic of South Africa.
The General Officer has considerable experience in varied operational assignments across India. He has operated in rural and urban insurgency, terrorism situations in Mizoram against Mizo National Front (MNF) and in Operation Bluestar. He has 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.