Manipur CM felicitates Capt Rangnamei for bravery at Galwan valley

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New Delhi (NVI): Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh has felicitated Indian Army Captain Soiba Maningba Rangnamei for leading his men from 16 Bihar Regiment at Galwan valley in Eastern Ladakh during face-off with Chinese PLA troops last year and showing exceptional courage.

Capt. Rangnamei hails from Senapati district of Manipur and was felicitated by N Biren Singh at his official residence in Imphal today.

“It’s an honour to meet Capt Soiba Maningba Rangnamei from Senapati, Manipur of 16 Bihar, leading his men in Galwan during the confrontation against the Chinese PLA. We are always indebted to soldiers like him who is leading in the front for the safety and security of the Nation,” the Manipur CM said in a tweet after meeting the valiant officer.

“Felicitate Capt.Soiba Maningba Rangnamei from Senapati Dist, Manipur of 16 Bihar Regiment who led his men during the Galwan confrontation, at my official residence today. The State always encourage our youths to join the armed forces and participate in safeguarding the Nation,” N Biren Singh said in another tweet.

Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju has also applauded the bravery of Captain Rangnamei. Both the Manipur CM and Rijiju had on Saturday shared pictures of the officer in action at Galwan Valley, on Twitter.

Pertinent to mention here that both India and China withdrew their troops last week from Pangong Tso, one of the key frictions points on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh.

In the 10th round of China-India Corps Commander level meeting held Satuday, both sides agreed to push for a mutually acceptable resolution of the remaining issues in a steady and orderly manner, so as to jointly maintain peace and tranquility in the border areas, as per a joint statement issued by the two sides.

The disengagement process in the Pangong Lake area began on February 10 and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh asserted in Parliament the next day that India had made no compromise in the agreement.

The military face-off between the two countries began in May last year after China tried to change the status quo at the LAC.

India had confirmed the loss of 20 Indian soldiers shortly after the clashes on June 15 – soldiers who were honoured for their bravery with their names installed in memorials. While Beijing had acknowledged casualties but had never disclosed details.

On Friday, China for the first time unveiled casualties and details of soldiers who died during a border clash with Indian troops in eastern Ladakh’s Galwan Valley in June 2020.