December 6, 2022

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Army convoy attacked in Manipur, insurgent organizations PLA and PMNPF took responsibility

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There is anger across the country against the militant attack on the army personnel in Manipur.

There is anger across the country against the militant attack on the army personnel in Manipur. In this attack, five soldiers including the commanding officer of Assam Rifles Major Biplab Tripathi were martyred. Not only this, the militants also riddled his wife and 8-year-old innocent son with Major Viplav with bullets. Militant organizations People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and Manipur Naga People’s Front (PMNPF) have claimed responsibility for this attack.

Colonel Vipalv was returning to battalion headquarters with family

The convoy of Colonel Vipalv Tripathi, the commanding officer of 46 Assam Rifles in Manipur’s Churachandpur district, adjoining Myanmar, was ambushed when he was returning with his family to the battalion headquarters. The militants first blasted the IED and then fired indiscriminately on the vehicles running in the convoy. The planning of the attack was so solid that no one got a chance to handle it. Major Vipalv Tripathi, his wife Anuja Tripathi and eight-year-old son Ashish died on the spot.

In this attack, apart from Major and his family, Riflemen Suman Swargiyari, Khatnai Konayak, RP Meena, Shyamal Das were martyred. Col Vipalv Tripathi, CO of 46 AR Battalion, was posted in Manipur in the month of May this year. Prior to this, he was posted with Apna Battalion in Mizoram for two years. In Mizoram, he had done many programs to include the local youth in the mainstream, for which he was honored by the Governor of Mizoram.

The sky of sorrow is broken on the family

Colonel Tripathi, the commanding officer of the Assam Rifles, was a resident of Raigad district of Chhattisgarh. He was born in 1980. He studied in Sainik School Rewa. Tripathi, a lieutenant commandant in the Assam Rifles, received his M.Sc in Defense Studies. Got promotion after doing it. His younger brother’s name is Anil Tripathi. He is a lieutenant colonel in the army. His grandfather Dr. Kishori Mohan Tripathi was a freedom fighter. Now the sky of sorrow has broken on the family.

PM Modi expressed grief

There is anger in the whole country over the Manipur attack. Many politicians including President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and Defense Minister Rajnath Singh have expressed deep grief over the incident. PM Modi wrote on Twitter, “Strongly condemn the attack on the Assam Rifles convoy in Manipur. I pay tribute to the soldiers and family members who were martyred today. His sacrifice will never be forgotten. My thoughts are with the bereaved families in this hour of grief.”

Let us tell you that in the last six years, this is the second major attack near the Myanmar border in Manipur. In the year 2015, there was a major attack on a convoy of the Dogra Regiment of the Army in Churachandpur itself, in which 19 soldiers were martyred.

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