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SOURCE: NEWSROOM

Soiba Maningba Rangnamei, an Indian Army officer who led the troops of 16 Bihar Regiment to strongly counter the Chinese aggression in Galwan valley of Eastern Ladakh has been earning praise for his valiant act.

Days after he was applauded by Union Minister Kiren Rijijue, the brave officer was felicitated by Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh. Indian Army Captain Soiba Maningba Rangnamei, who hails from Manipur’s Senapati district, was felicitated by Manipur CM N Biren Singh at his official residence on Tuesday.

“Felicitate Captain Soiba Maningba Rangnamei from Senapati Dist, Manipur of 16 Bihar Regiment who led his men during the Galwan confrontation, at my official residence today,” tweeted Manipur CM Biren Singh.

Manipur CM said, “it’s an honour to meet Capt.Soiba Maningba Rangnamei from Senapati, Manipur of 16 Bihar, leading his men in Galwan during the confrontation against the Chinese PLA.”

About Captain Soiba Maningba Rangnamei

It may be mentioned that Captain Soiba Maningba Rangnamei was awarded the prestigious Gallantry Award for “Mention in Despatches” on January 26, 2021 by the President of India.

As per local media reports, Rangnamei was a student of Sainik School, Imphal from class VI to XII, and graduated from the National Defence Academy in Pune. He passed the Joint Training Academy and was commissioned on June 9, 2018, from the Indian Military Academy in Dehradun.

Following India’s strong resolve at the Line of Actual Control (LAC), China was forced to withdraw its troops from the Pangong Tso, one of the key friction points in Ladakh. India has further asked China to disengage at other friction points at Depsang, Hot Springs and Gogra.