Service No : G5005839K

Place of Birth: Mon Dist(Nagaland)

Service: Army

Last Rank : Rifleman

Unit : 4 Assam Rif

Arm/Regt: Assam Rifles

Operation : CI & IS Ops

Date of Martyrdom: 29 Jul 2020

Rifleman Methna Konyak

Rifleman Methna Konyak hailed from Mon district in Nagaland. He was recruited into 4 Assam Rif battalion of Assam Rifles, the oldest paramilitary force of India with its headquarters at Shillong. During the year 2020, 4 Assam Rifles battalion was engaged in defending the Indo-Myanmar border as well as conducting counter-insurgency operations near the border. 

 

Khongtal Ambush (Indo-Myanmar Border): 29 July 2020

 

During 2020, Rifleman Methna Konyak’s unit 4 Assam Rif was deployed in Chandel district along the Indo-Myanmar border. As the AOR(Area of Responsibility) of the unit was affected by militancy, the unit troops were engaged in operations against the militants on a frequent basis. The unit launched regular patrols to monitor suspicious activities as part of their operations to keep militancy under check. On July 29, 4 Assam Rif launched an area domination patrol in Khongtal in Chandel district near the Indo-Myanmar border area. The Khongtal village fell under the jurisdiction of Chakpikarong in Chandel district about 100 km from Imphal in Manipur. When the patrol team comprising 15 soldiers including Rifleman Methna Konyak was returning after the operation, the suspected militants blasted IED bombs, which was followed by firing by the militants.

 

The Manipur Naga People’s Front (MNPF), the Revolutionary People’s Front (RPF), and the United Liberation Front of Asom – Independent (ULFA-I) claimed responsibility for the attack. These suspected organizations were engaged in anti-national activities and often attacked security forces. The IED blast was devastating and did not give time for the soldiers to react. Rifleman Methna Konyak, Rifleman Ratan Salam, and Hav Pranay Kalita got seriously injured and succumbed to their injuries. The other injured soldiers were shifted to the Army hospital for medical treatment. Rifleman Methna Konyak was a valiant and dedicated soldier, who laid down his life in the line of his duty.

 

Rifleman Methna Konyak is survived by his wife and two sons.

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  • https://www.sentinelassam.com/north-east-india-news/manipur/despite-sacrifices-assam-rifles-committed-to-defeat-secessionist-forces-492433?infinitescroll=1
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    2020at8:54 pm Reply

    Jai hind God give us enough strength to take revenge

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