Imphal, April 15: The nation on Friday, April 15, paid a tearful adieu to Major Amit Deswal from Para 21, who was martyred in an encounter with the Zeliangrong United Front (ZUF) insurgents in Manipur's Tamenglong distrcit on Wednesday, April 13.
One of the official on the condition of anonymity informed OneIndia that one militant was also killed during the combing operation undertaken by Rashtriya Rifles and Special Forces personnel.
On Thursday, April 14, at around 9: 30 pm mortal remains of officer was brought from Imphal to Jorhat district in Assam in an Airfoce AN 32 aircraft of 43sqn, Johrat. Today at 6.30 am the mortal remains of the slain Major was taken back to Delhi from Jorhat.
Deswal's father, Mr Ram Rishi broke down during wreath laying ceremony which was held in Imphal to pay homage to the young brave heart, who was a native of Jhajjar district in Haryana.
Later, Deswal's father was seen hugging his son's collegue and breaking down. Mr Ram Rishi who also served in Indian army was the inspiration behind his son's decision of joining the Indian Army.
Deswal received gunshot during the operation in his stomach and his body could not recovered because of the dense forest area and unavailability of medical aid.
According to source information, Major Deswal was commissioned into the Regiment Of Artillery on June 10, 2006 and had been selected for the coveted Special Forces and was posted to Manipur in Januray. The late Major is survived by his wife and young son Aryan.
Manipur CM Ibobi Singh also expressed his condolences to the bereaved father for the loss and sacrifice made by his son. Army chief Dalbir Singh Suhag also paid homage to young soldier.
Here are some tweets:
Army Chief Dalbir Singh pays tribute to Major Amit Deswal who was killed in encounter with ZUF militants in Manipur. pic.twitter.com/DCJva0BaRW— ANI (@ANI_news) April 15, 2016
Delhi: Wreath laying ceremony of Major Amit Deswal who was killed in an encounter with ZUF militants in Manipur. pic.twitter.com/Z81SYLpi9n— ANI (@ANI_news) April 15, 2016