Lt Gen Bobby Mathews-chennai

Lt Gen Bobby Mathews, PVSM, AVSM**, VSM


Hon'ble Lt Gen Bobby Mathews


Lt Gen Bobby Mathews, PVSM, AVSM **, VSM, was commissioned in the Kumaon Regiment on 16 December 1978. The General holds a PG degree in MSc & MPhil from Madras University. He commanded Battalion 2 KUMOAN (BERAR) in Counter-insurgency operations in Manipur, went on to command Mountain Brigade and the Striking Lion Mountain Division, as also was the Sub Area Commander, Mumbai Region during the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks. He took over as the General Officer Commanding of India’s Desert Corps (XII Corps) in September 2014. Lt Gen Bobby Mathews has been an Instructor at the IMA, Dehradun, Infantry School, Mhow, The Defence Services Staff College, Wellington and Dy.Comdt & Chief Instructor at the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun. He has also been BM of a Mtn Bde & Col GS of an Inf Division. The General Officer has also attended the Higher Command (Air) Course and the prestigious National Defence College Course at New Delhi. Prior to taking over as the GOC of the Desert Corps he handled the critical appointment of Additional Director General Public Info (Media Advisor to COAS) in the Army Headquarters. The General took over as the Colonel of Kumaon & Naga Regiments & Kumaon Scouts on 1 May 2015. The General took over as Comdt OTA, Chennai on 18.10.2015. He retired from the Army on 28.2.2017.

The General was appointed by the Government of India as Member of the Armed Forces Tribunal in 2020 and posted to AFT, Jaipur Bench. Presently the General is the Member (A) & HoD of AFT, Regional Bench, Chennai since 11 January 2021.


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