Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
12-July-2019 18:05 IST
Press Release: OP Thangjing

 Lunkholal Lhungdim, Chief of Dampi village, was kidnapped from Kaprang village of Churachandpur district, Manipur, by four armed individuals on 05 July 2019.  A rescue operation was launched by Assam Rifles (AR) in coordination with the local police which resulted in the release of the kidnapped individual on 06 July 2019.

 Intense search operations resulted in the apprehension of a Kuki insurgent and recovery of a large cache of arms, ammunition and war like stores on 09 and 10 July 2019.  The recoveries included:-


(a)     AK 56 Rifle                                      -        One.

(b)     MA-3 Rifle                                       -        Three

(c)     M4AI Carbine                                  -        One

(d)     HK 33 Rifle                                      -        One

(e)     AK 47 Rifle                                      -        One

(f)      12 Bore Rifle                                    -        Two

(g)     Chinese hand grenade                     -        One.


          These timely operations have dealt a severe blow to the insurgent groups and exposed their nefarious designs of extortion and indulging in petty crimes.



Lt Col Harsh Wardhan Pande

for PRO (Army)