Major Amit Deswal of 21 Para was killed on April 13 in an encounter with Zeliangrong United Front (ZUF) militants in Manipur’s Tamenglong district.
Major Amit Deswal -Neeraj Rajput/Twitter
He was also known as Commando-Dagger and has served in Ghatak platoon.
During the combing operation undertaken by Rashtriya Rifles and Special Forces personnel, one militant was also killed.
While the militant was killed in an earlier encounter, the Major, hailing from Jhajjar district in Haryana, lost his life during an exchange later in the same area.
He succumbed after being evacuated from the encounter site.
The combing operations are continuing, army officials said.