Lieutenant general Johnson P Mathew takes over Spear Corps
The lieutenant general is an infantry officer and was commissioned in the Punjab Regiment of the Indian Army in 1985.
Lieutenant general Johnson P Mathew, AVSM, VSM took over the reins of Spear Corps from lieutenant general RP Kalita, UYSM, AVSM, SM, VSM on Wednesday.
A release by PIB (Defence Wing) said that the general is an infantry officer and was commissioned in the Punjab Regiment of the Indian Army in 1985. He has held several prestigious command and staff assignments in conventional as well as counter-insurgency operations. He commanded an infantry battalion in north-ast, RR Sector as a brigadier and Victor Force as general officer commanding in Jammu and Kashmir.
The new corps commander conveyed his warm greetings to the people of the northeast and wished them peace, tranquillity and prosperity in the times ahead, the release added.