Manipur, May 24: Nation on Tuesday paid tribute to the sacrifice of six soldiers of 29 Assam Rifles who died during an encounter in Chandel district, Manipur on Sunday, (May 22).
Soldiers who martyred during operation
The incident took place between Holingjang and Hensing villages at around 1pm on Sunday (May 22). Reportedly, a suspected valley based insuregent group suddenly attacked Assam rifles soldiers who were returning after assessing a landslide situation at Holingjang.
The bodies of the six troopers of 29 Assam Rifles who were killed in an ambush in Manipur's Chandel district on Sunday, were flown to their homes on Tuesday (May 22) for the last rites.
The martyrs who fell victim in the incident include Subedar BK Sharma from Himachal Pradesh, Hav Surjeet Barla from Jharkhand, Rifleman Mahesh Gurung from Uttrakhand, Rifleman AK Pandey from Bihar, Rifleman Pawan Kumar from Jammu and Kashmir and Rifleman Bhupinder Singh from Himachal Pradesh.
In the similar incident a year before, seventeen soldiers of Dogra regiment were killed and another sixteen got injured in the ambush.
On Tuesday, May (24) Manipur Chief Minister Ibobi Singh and Deputy CM Gaikhangam also paid tribute to Assam Rifles jawans who sacrified there life for the motherland.
On this occasion, the bereaved family and friends too paid tribute at Wreath laying ceremony of Assam Rifles jawans in Imphal.
Imphal: Manipur CM Ibobi Singh & Deputy CM Gaikhangam paid tribute to Assam Rifles jawans killed in militant ambush. pic.twitter.com/otC7CQcLVV— ANI (@ANI_news) May 24, 2016
Imphal: Wreath laying ceremony of Assam Rifles jawans who lost their lives in ambush laid by militants in Chandel pic.twitter.com/Eut3ttVJtA— ANI (@ANI_news) May 24, 2016