Imphal, May 31: Brig. Konsam Himalaya Singh became the first army officer from Manipur to get the rank of major general in the army.
Singh was promoted to major general today.
Born at Charangpat village in Thoubal district Maj. Gen. Singh had his early education at schools in Charangpat village.
He joined Sainik School at Goalpara in 1968 and NDA in 1974. He was commissioned to the second battalion 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 got his masters in defence studies from Madras University, masters in management studies with distinction from Osmania University and MPhil in strategic studies from Madras University.
He is the senior most serving officer in the army from Manipur.