Kohima, February 11 (NEx): Lieutenant General Johnson P Matthew, AVSM, VSM took over the reins of Spear Corps on February 10, 2021 from Lieutenant General RP Kalita, UYSM, AVSM, SM, VSM.
The General is an Infantry Officer and was commissioned in the Punjab Regiment of the Indian Army in 1985. He held several prestigious command and staff assignments in conventional as well as Counter-Insurgency operations. He commanded an infantry battalion in North-East, RR Sector as a Brigadier and Victor Force as General Officer Commanding in Jammu and Kashmir, PRO (Def) Kohima informed.
The new Corps Commander conveyed warm greetings to the people of the North East and wish them peace, tranquility and prosperity in the times ahead.