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'Their sacrifice won't be forgotten': PM Modi condemns attack on Assam Rifles convoy in Manipur
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'Their sacrifice won't be forgotten': PM Modi condemns attack on Assam Rifles convoy in Manipur

| @indiablooms | 13 Nov 2021, 08:58 pm

New Delhi/IBNS: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has condemned the attack on Assam Rifles convoy on Saturday near Myanmar border in Manipur's Churachandpur district in which five soldiers have been martyred.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted his condolences and condemned the attack on the Assam Rifles convoy.

"Strongly condemn the attack on the Assam Rifles convoy in Manipur. I pay homage to those soldiers and family members who have been martyred today. Their sacrifice will never be forgotten. My thoughts are with the bereaved families in this hour of sadness," PM Modi tweeted.

The family of Commanding Officer i.e wife and son also lost their lives in the incident.

"A convoy of Assam Rifles was ambushed by insurgents in Thinghat, Manipur on 13 Nov 2021 at 1100 hrs. Five soldiers including Col Viplav Tripathi Commanding Officer of 46 Assam Rifles have made the supreme sacrifice in the line of duty. The family of Commanding Officer i.e wife and child also lost their lives in the incident. DG and all ranks of Assam Rifles offer condolences to the brave soldiers and families of the deceased," Assam Rifles said in a statement.

The soldiers martyred in the attack have been identified as - Col Viplav Tripathi, Rfn Suman Swargiary, Rfn Khatnei Konyak,  Rfn RP Meena, Rfn Shyamal Das.

Col Tripathi hailed from Raigarh in Chattisgarh, according to sources.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh condemned the attack and gave his condolences. "The cowardly attack on an Assam Rifles convoy in Churachandpur, Manipur is extremely painful and condemnable. The nation has lost 5 brave soldiers including CO 46 AR and two family members. My condolences to the bereaved families. The perpetrators will be brought to justice soon," Singh tweeted.

Reacting to the incident, Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh tweeted, "Strongly condemn the cowardly attack on a convoy of 46 AR which has reportedly killed few personnel including the CO & his family at CCpur today. The State forces & Para military are already on their job to track down the militants. The perpetrators will be brought to justice."

 

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