Khonsa, ( Arunachal Pradesh )
The Mortal Remains of martyred Havildar Hangpang Dada of 35 Rashtriya Rifles(Assam Regiment) were laid to rest today at 1330 hours with full military honours at his native place Village Borduria, Khonsa District Tirap Arunachal Pradesh. The Honorable Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh Shri Kalikho Pul who was present at the ceremony paid rich tributes to the martyred warrior. The Education Minister of Arunachal Pradesh Mr Wangle Lowangdong, local MLA, civil and military dignitaries, and about One thousand residents of the Martyrs Village were present to pay their homage to the departed Soldier.
It may be recalled that Havildar JD Hangpang Dada attained martyrdom on 26 May 2016 in the Naugam Sector of Jammu and Kashmir, while foiling a bid by heavily armed terrorists trying to infiltrate into Indian Territory. The team of soldiers under the leadership of Havildar Hangpang Dada successfully foiled the evil designs of the infiltrators and eliminated four heavily armed terrorist, but in the ensuing fire fight the Brave heart sustained fatal gun shot wounds and made the supreme sacrifice in the line of duty.
36 years old, Havildar Hangpang Dada was enrolled in the Assam Regiment in year 1997.
The martyred soldier is survived by his Wife Mrs Chasen Lowang Dada, Daughter Roukhin Dada age 11 years and Son Senwang Dada age 07 years. The CM announced an ex-gratia relief of Rs 20 Lakhs to the family, funding of education of the children till graduation and erection of a Memorial at the burial place of the martyr.
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