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Spl Forces Maj Amit Deswal Martyred in Manipur, Tributes Pour In

Major Amit Deswal of 21 Para Special Forces, killed on Wednesday, leaves behind a three-year-old child and wife.

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Major Amit Deswal who was killed by ZUF militants on Wednesday. (Photo Courtesy: Twitter/@<a href="https://twitter.com/ShivAroor/status/720310385639723009">ShivAroor</a>)

Major Amit Deswal of 21 Para was killed on Wednesday in an encounter with Zeliangrong United Front (ZUF) militants in Manipur’s Tamenglong district. Army officials said one militant was also killed in the encounter which occurred during a combing operation undertaken by Rashtriya Rifles and Special Forces personnel.

While the militant was killed early in the encounter, the Major, hailing from the Jhajjar district in Haryana, succumbed to his injuries after being evacuated from the encounter site.

His body was recovered on Thursday, a day after the encounter, from a remote place in Tamenglong district in Manipur. It is being flown to Imphal, army officials said. The body will then be taken to Surheti in Jhajjar district of Haryana via New Delhi, Army officials said.

For the time being, the combing operation which was going on for the last few days, has been called off by the Army

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Major Amit Deswal (Photo Courtesy: <a href="https://twitter.com/ShivAroor/status/720302310509932544">Twitter.com/@ShivAroor</a>)
Major Amit Deswal (Photo Courtesy: Twitter.com/@ShivAroor)

Condolences Pour In

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Major Amit Deswal (Photo Courtesy: <a href="https://twitter.com/ShivAroor/status/720302310509932544">Twitter/@ShivAroor</a>)
Major Amit Deswal (Photo Courtesy: Twitter/@ShivAroor)

The Major of the Indian Army’s Parachute Regiment leaves behind a three-year-old child and wife.

Deswal was commissioned into the Regiment of Artillery in 2006, following which he was selected for the Special Forces (which he joined it in 2011). He had been placed in Manipur as part of Operation Hifazat-II in January 2016.

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