Imphal, Apr 14: The body of Major Amit Deswal, who was killed in an encounter yesterday, was today recovered from a remote place in Tamenglong district in Manipur and being flown to Imphal, army officials said.
The body will then be taken to Surheti in Jhajjar district of Haryana via New Delhi, Army officials said. Maj Deswal of 21 Para SF was killed in a gunbattle with ZUF militants in densely forested Nungba area during a combing operation undertaken by Rashtriya Rifles and Special Forces personnel.
One militant was also killed in the encounter. Deswal is survived by wife and a three-and-a-half years old son. For the time being, the combing operation which was going on for the last few days has been called off by the Army, the officials said.