Chief of Army Staff visits Imphal

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Imphal, May 25: Chief of Army Staff General Dalbir Singh Suhag today visited Imphal and took stock of the situation following the May 22 ambush in Manipur's Chandel district that had claimed the lives of six Assam Rifles personnel.

Defence sources confirmed the Army chief's visit and said he left afterwards. Six Assam Rifles personnel, including a junior commissioned officer, were killed in the ambush by heavily-armed militants on May 22 at Joupi Hengshi near Indo-Myanmar border.

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The personnel were ambushed when they were returning after inspecting a landslide site in the interior tribal district.

The slain personnel belonged to 29 Assam Rifles and CorCom, an umbrella body of the valley insurgent groups, has claimed responsibility for the ambush.

Yesterday, General Officer Commanding (GOC), 3 Corps, Lt Gen Abhay Krishna too visited Imphal and told media that nothing can dilute the resilience of the Indian Army. Search was on in the jungles to apprehend the militants behind the attack, he had said.

PTI 

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