Lt Gen K Himalay Singh of Manipur has assumed command of the White Knight Corps in Jammu and Kashmir which is the Largest Corps of the Indian Army.
Col S D Goswami, Ministry of Defence spokesperson, today said Lt Gen K H Singh was commissioned into The Rajput Regiment in 1978 and is an Infantry soldier with vast operational experience.
He was commanded a battalion in Siachin Glacier and a Division on the Line of Control including prestigious staff and instructional appointments.
Lt General Konsam Himalay Singh, who hails from Thoubal, Charangpat, Manipur is a proud alumni of Sainik School, Goalpara (Assam) and the National Defence Academy.
He was commissioned into the Second Battalion of The Rajput Regiment (KALI CHINDI) in June 1978 and later commanded 27 RAJPUT.
The General Officer is a graduate of the Defence Services Staff College, College of Defence Management and the prestigious National Defence College.
Lt Gen Himalay Singh has held varied Commands, Staff and Instructional appointments during his career so far.
He has vast operational experience in Counter Insurgency (CI) Operations in Jammu and Kashmir (J & K) where he served five tenures in the last 35 years and four tenures in North East which included CI Operations in LC (Line of Control), LAC (Line of Actual Control) and HAA(High Altitude Area) environments.
He commanded 27 RAJPUT in Siachen Glacier from 1998 to 2000. Honoured with 'Yudh Seva Medal' in 2000 for command of a unit during 'OP VIJAY' against Pakistan's unsuccessful move to occupy Indian territory.
The General Officer later commanded an Infantry Brigade in Delhi. He was General Officer Commanding(GOC) of 25 Infantry Division in J&K and was awarded with 'Ati Vishisht Sewa Medal' in 2013.
He has also been awarded the Chief of Army Staff Commendation Card thrice and also the GOC-in-C Eastern Command Commendation Card.
Lt Gen Himalay has held a number of prestigious staff appointments which included Assistant Military Secretary 1D, Colonel Administrator of a Mountain Division in Gangtok, Director PS-2, Deputy MS Eastern Command and Deputy MS (B) in the Military Secretary's Branch at IHQ of MoD (Army).
He has also been Battalion Commander and Senior Intructor at the National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla. A keen sportsman, the General has excelled in all troops games being brought up in a Sainik School environment.
He is an avid golfer, mountaineer and skydiver.
He also participated in Rajput Regiment expedition to Kedarnath Dome in 1980 and Kanchenjunga Expedition in 1987.
Sainik School Goalpara, Assam, in which Maj Gen Himalay studied would be celebrating its golden jubilee this year. White Knight Corps(16 Corps)- Raised on June 1, 1972, it grew to become the largest force of the Army.
On account of the number of troops, it outnumbers several armies of world. 16 Corps is one of the most prestigious corps in the Northern Command headquartered in Nagrota near Jammu. UNI NS AKM SS NNNN
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