Colonel Viplav Tripati, the Commanding Officer of Khuga Battalion of Assam Rifles, his spouse and son, in addition to 4 staff of the paramilitary force ended up killed in an ambush in Manipur on Saturday early morning, in contemporary eruption of militant violence in the border condition, officials claimed.
Tripathi’s convoy was focused at Sehkan village in Churachandpur district by suspected militants of the People’s Revolutionary Celebration of Kangleipak (PREPAK), a militant group in Manipur demanding a individual homeland.
Improvised Explosive Products (IED) burst, shattering tenuous peace in Manipur hills, before the Assam Rifles staff engaged the militants in a firefight.
“In the firefight which adopted with the Militants (Suspected PREPAK/ PLA cadres) the Commanding officer and three QRT (fast reaction team) staff lost their lives on the spot. The household of the Commanding officer (spouse and six yr aged son) also lost their lives. The other wounded staff ended up admitted at Behianga wellness care centre,” Assam Rifles claimed in a press statement.
Nonetheless, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, who promised “justice” to the influenced people, indicated one much more staff of the force experienced died.
“The cowardly attack on an Assam Rifles convoy in Churachandpur, Manipur is very agonizing & condemnable. The country has lost five courageous troopers together with CO forty six AR and two household users. My condolences to the bereaved people. The perpetrators will be brought to justice before long,” he tweeted.
Even though the defence minister’s tweet indicated one much more staff was killed, there was no quick confirmation from Assam Rifles, the oldest paramilitary force in the place raised in 1835 below the British rule.
It is below the administrative jurisdiction of the Ministry of Dwelling Affairs (MHA) but operational management of the Indian Army.
In addition to fatalities of 4 staff of Assam Rifles, an officer, his spouse, and 8-yr-aged child, 4 other troopers sustained injuries in the attack in Churachandpur, Manipur, claimed Indian Army in a statement.
Assam Rifles euologised the slain officer who experienced formerly served in Mizoram right until his transfer to Manipur in July 2021.
“Through his tenure at Mizoram, below his ready and energetic management, the Battalion has been at the forefront in Border administration thwarting unlawful smuggling in the IMB and hinterland. Battalion has also recovered several weapons & War like retailers which could have landed in the palms of Anti Nationwide features hence keeping away from significant casualties.
“Col Viplav nevertheless his impressive endeavors has bonded carefully with the locals of Mizoram. The Anti Drug marketing campaign done by his battalion in January 2021 gained several laurels and praise & the recognition was rightfully established by him in the whole condition together with the distant villages to assure the youth are guided in the ideal way,” the statement claimed, adding his “goodwill for the society will final an eternity”.
The Assam Rifles statement claimed it suspected that the insurgent group liable for this massacre “should be from PREPAK cadre as the PREPAK remembrance working day is celebrated on twelve/13 November 2021”.
Terrorists to start with carried out IED blast to ambush the convoy of forty six Assam Rifles Commanding Officer Colonel Viplav Tripathi & then fired at the cars in Churachandpur, Manipur. The officer was returning from his ahead organization base to his battalion headquarters, Army officials instructed ANI.
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