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Lieutenant General K Surendra Nath took over as Chief of Staff of Southern Command at Pune. Lt Gen Surendranath was commissioned into 71 Armoured Regiment in 1975 and later went on to Command the same Regiment.He has held number of challenging Command appointments in Western, Northern and Eastern theatres that include command of an Independent Armoured Brigade, an Infantry Division in Counter Insurgency environment and a Corps deployed along the International Border opposite Tibet Administrative Region.
He has also been awarded Ati Vishisht Seva Medal, Bar to Ati Vishisht Seva Medal,Sena Medal and Vishisht Seva Medal for his meritorious service. The General Officer has headed the operations branch of Southern Command in 2010-11, where he oversaw the operationalisation of Exercise ‘Sudarshan Shakti’.
Lt Gen Surendra Nath is an alumnus of Bishop Cotton School, Bangalore, the National Defence Academy, Khadakvasala and a graduate of the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington. He has also attended the prestigious Higher Command course at Mhow and National Defence College at Delhi. A post graduate in Global Security from Cranfield University, UK, he is an acknowledged expert in strategic affairs.