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Family Mourns the Death of the Major Who Died In Imphal Encounter 

Major Amit Deswal succumbed to his injuries after being evacuated from the encounter site.

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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.

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