Army Chief visits Chandel ambush site


IMPHAL, May 25: In the aftermath of the insurgent attack on Assam Rifles convoy in Chandel District on May 22 in which One Junior Commissioned Officer and five soldiers were martyred, General Dalbir Singh, Chief of Army Staff alongwith Lieutenant General Praveen Bakshi, Army Commander, Eastern Command visited 29 Assam Rifles battalion on May 25.

A PRO IGAR (S) statement said that during the visit the Chief of Army Staff interacted with Major General VS Sreenivas, IG AR (South) and Commanding Officer of the battalion and was briefed on the incident including the combing operations in progress and the measures undertaken to neutralise the insurgent group involved in the attack.

The COAS stressed on the need to further carryout relentless operations against the insurgents active in the region, it said.

Ihe COAS expressed his condolences to the families of the martyrs and directed the officials to ensure all required support was extended to the families. The Army Commander meanwhile, 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,” it said.


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