Major Amit Deswal Of Special Forces Martyred In Manipur While Confronting Militants

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9:51 am 14 Apr, 2016

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.

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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.

Neeraj Rajput/Twitter

Neeraj Rajput/Twitter

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.

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Neeraj Rajput/Twitter

The combing operations are continuing, army officials said.

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