Wreath-laying ceremony held in Mizoram
Remembering the martyrs who have made supreme sacrifice for the nation has always been a part of Assam Rifles "Ethos & Culture".
MIZORAM: The National War Memorial in India is a national monument built to honour and remember the bravehearts of Indian Armed Forces. Remembering the martyrs who have made supreme sacrifice for the nation has always been a part of Assam Rifles "Ethos & Culture". In continuation of this, a wreath-laying ceremony was held at National War Memorial, New Delhi on Friday to pay tribute to late Rifleman Sandeep Chhetri of 2 Assam Rifles which was attended by Deepa Chhetri, Next of Kin (NOK) of the martyred soldier accompanied by one Liaison Officer JCO and NCO of 2 Assam Rifles.
She laid wreath on the war memorial of the martyr. Martyrdom was attained by the braveheart on January 4, 2003, when he was part of an area domination patrol in the vicinity of Kohima town on January 4, 2003. During the patrol the column was subjected to indiscriminate fire by unidentified insurgents. In the initial fire assault by the insurgent, Rifleman Sandeep Chhetri sustained grievous gun shot wounds, however, displaying utter disregard for his own personal safety, he continued to engage the insurgents, thereby, saving the lives of his team members. Rifleman Sandeep Chhetri eventually succumbed to his injuries while undergoing medical evacuation, thereby making the supreme sacrifice in the service of nation in the truest traditions of the Force.
After the event concluded, Deepa Chhetri was conferred with a medal to commemorate the supreme sacrifice made by her deceased husband Late Rifleman Sandeep Chhetri. The lady accompanied by her daughter-in law expressed her gratitude to the Aizawl Battalion of Assam Rifles, stated a press release.