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Army Chief visits Manipur after killing of six Assam Rifles personnel

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | RAJIB CHOWDHURI
Published May 25, 2016, 6:36 pm IST
Updated May 25, 2016, 6:40 pm IST
On May 22, militants killed a Junior Commissioned Officer and five soldiers of the Assam Rifles in an ambush.
Gen Singh expressed his condolences to the families of martyrs and directed the officials to ensure all support was extended to families. (Photo: ANI)
 Gen Singh expressed his condolences to the families of martyrs and directed the officials to ensure all support was extended to families. (Photo: ANI)

In the wake of the insurgent attack on the Assam Rifles (AR) convoy in Chandel District in Manipur on May 22 when a Junior Commissioned Officer and five soldiers were killed, Army Chief Gen Dalbir Singh along with Eastern Army Commander Lt Gen Praveen Bakshi visited the 29 Assam Rifles battalion on Wednesday. 

Read: Manipur ambush: Bodies of six Assam Rifles personnel flown to native places

 

Gen Singh interacted with Major General VS Sreenivas, Inspector General of the AR (South) and Commanding Officer of the battalion.

Kolkata Wing Commander SS Birdi, the chief public relations officer of the Eastern Command, said, "The Chief was briefed on the incident including the combing operations in progress and the measures undertaken to neutralise the insurgent group involved in the attack. He stressed on the need to further carry out relentless operations against the insurgents active in the region."

Read: Rajnath orders action against militants who killed Assam Rifles personnel

 

Gen Singh expressed his condolences to the families of the martyrs and directed the officials to ensure all required support extended to the families. Meanwhile the Eastern Army Commader reiterated that, "Such acts of violence by insurgents strengthen our resolve to continue operations against insurgent groups with an aim to ensure lasting peace and prosperity in the region."

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Location: India, Assam




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