Khonsa- During an operation the Security Forces along with Police encountered a group of insurgents near Saniliam Village in Tirap District of Arunachal Pradesh on 21 Oct 2020. A soldier was killed in action during the operation, informed by a press release issued by defense .
According to press release “based on specific input, the Security Forces had launched a joint operation with Police to aggressively dominate, locate and neutralize the insurgent group reported to be present.
During the operation, a contact was established with the insurgents in the early hours. In the ensuing firefight, a soldier sustained grievous injuries and made supreme sacrifice fighting the insurgents.
The operation is under progress and security forces are committed to maintaining peace and tranquility in the area.