Lieutenant General Bobby Mathews has taken over as General Officer Commanding of Konark Corps — the only desert corps of Army. Mathews, a second generation Army officer, joined the National Defence Academy in 1975 and was commissioned into 2 Kumaon in 1978.
In his 36 years of service, he has served on all fronts, including northern, eastern and western fronts. He has had the rare privilege of being posted five times in the Army’s training institutions — Indian Military Academy, Dehradun, Infantry School, Mhow, Defence Services Staff College, Wellington and Officers Training Academy, Chennai.
As the GoC of Striking Lion Mountain Division, he was responsible for coordinating relief and reconstruction work during the massive earthquake in Sikkim in September 2011. He was also Sub-area Commander of Bombay Sub Area when the 26/11 terror strike took place in Mumbai.
Lt Gen Rawat takes over command of Spear Corps
Lieutenant General Bipin Rawat, an officer from the Gorkha Regiment, took over the command of the prestigious Spear Corps on Sunday from Lt Gen SL Narasimhan. Lt Gen Rawat is an alumnus of St Edward’s School, Shimla, and was awarded Sword of Honour at the Indian Military Academy in December 1978.
He is the 14th GOC of Spear Corps since its raising on February 4, 1985. Outgoing Lt Gen Narasimhan has been made Commandant, Army War College, Mhow. PTI