IMPHAL, May 31: Brig Konsam Himalay Singh of Manipur has been selected for promotion to the rank of Major General in the Army.
Born in Charangpat in Thoubal district, Brig Konsam Himalay Singh had his early education in schools at Charangpat and Thoubal. Subsequently in 1968, he joined the Sainik School at Goalpara.
He did extremely well in his CBSE with distinction in Maths and Physics.
He joined NDA in 1974 and was commissioned into the 2nd Battalion of the Rajput Regiment in 1978.
A graduate of Defence Services Staff College Wellington, and National Defence College New Delhi he has held many prestigious appointments in a career spanning over three decades. He has a Masters in Defence Studies from Madras University, Master of Management Studies with Distinction from Osmania University and M PHIL in Strategic studies from Madras University. He is the senior most serving officer in the Indian Army from Manipur.
He commanded 27 Rajput during Kargil war where he was awarded Yudh Seva Medal, a decoration awarded for leading successful operations carried out during war. He has been a Battalion Commander in the National Defence Academy.
He is a sky diver and a mountaineer. He has participated in the Kanchenjunga expedition in 1987. He has been awarded COAS commendation card three times and Army Commander`™s Commendation card once in addition to the award of YSM. His father K Ibopishak Singh lives with his ex marine engineer brother in Imphal.
Married to Dr Mangala, who is a Chief Medical Officer (NFSG) CGHS at Delhi, the couple is blessed with two daughters Poornima and Priyanka, who are pursuing their career in Delhi. At present the officer is serving in the Military Secretary`™s branch at the Army Headquarters.