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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6 Comments
  • Io

    2020at8:54 pm Reply

    Jai hind God give us enough strength to take revenge

  • Geetanjali Saha

    2021at6:27 pm Reply

    Thank you Rifleman Methna Konyak for your bravery and dedication to our country. Your sacrifice will always be remembered. We are proud of you and your family.

  • Ezabel Gomes

    2021at12:34 am Reply

    His Life

    In our warm cozy beds we sleep,
    And somewhere in a village a mother silently weeps.
    Her soldier son is out there fighting a battle,
    While his wife soothes the baby with a bright new rattle.

    I wake up in the morning,
    And complain about my burnt toast.
    While the soldier goes hungry planning for his next post.

    As I make my way through the day,
    Cribbing and complaining about a wasteful life.
    Oblivion of the hardships that our soldiers strive.

    Every hour, every minute, every second;
    Is a chance for us to cherish what we have.
    Only a soldier knows the worth;
    It’s time we understand.

    The family is in pain,
    But his life has not gone in vain.
    A beautiful life he insured for me and you,
    Let’s salute our soldiers for a future bright and new.

    Jai Hind!

  • Anjelin

    2021at12:58 pm Reply

    Methna,
    There is nothing nobler than risking your life for your country. We are always grateful to you.
    May God bless your family abundantly.

  • Azher Khan

    2021at6:37 pm Reply

    Giving a life for the country is the greatest act of patriotism and your valour is evident from what you gave up brother. People of our country and the generations to come shall remain indebted to you and your family forever! Jai Hind

  • Balamurali G

    2021at5:56 pm Reply

    Dear Family Members of Rifleman Methna Konyak
    Greetings!
    We would not be living the way we do now if it weren’t for the brave man who sacrificed his life for our freedom and safety. He brought fame, honour and respect to our beloved motherland. Be it any weather, he protected us. He was an ordinary person who faced extraordinary circumstances and acted with courage, honour and self-sacrifice. He is a true patriot. We are proud to have such a brave man. We will miss him dearly.
    Jai Hind!!!

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