In Ladakh, tension between India and China forces has reduced at least one place – Pangong Soe Lake. The Indian Army continuously informed the public about the withdrawal of both the armies. When China felt that its counterpart was getting lighter in the world of information, it released videos shot during the conflict between the two forces in Galvan Valley. Along with China, soldiers of India were also seen. But China was not able to take advantage of this propaganda exercise, which was expected. Taking out the snapshot from the video of China, India saw the faces of its soldiers, who put their eyes in the eyes of China and told them that your grandstanding will not be tolerated. One such face was Captain Soiba Maningba Rangnamai of 16 Bihar Regiment. 16 Bihar was the regiment whose commanding officer, Colonel B Santosh Babu, made the ultimate sacrifice in the conflict that followed the demolition of the Chinese encroachment in Galvan.
CM Biren Singh honored Captain Soiba
Ever since Captain Soiba has been identified in the video, his image has become that of a hero across the country. Especially in Manipur, where Captain Soiba comes from the district of commanders. Captain Soiba studied from Sainik School Imphal and then went to the National Defense Academy NDA and Indian Military Academy IMA. On Tuesday 23 February, Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh met and respected Captain Soiba. He tweeted
If Ladakh and Galvan are mentioned above, then let us tell that there is a possibility of agreement between the Indian and Chinese forces on the return of troops in Gogra Post and Hot Spring area. After this, the complex issue of Demchok and Depsang plains will remain. Experts believe that both sides are trying to solve easy issues first. So that the atmosphere of conversation remains.
Captain Soiba also received ‘Mention in Dispatch’
On Republic Day this year, soldiers who participated in the Galvan conflict were honored. Colonel Santosh Babu was posthumously awarded the Mahavir Chakra. Then Captain Soiba also received the Mention in Dispatch. In literal sense, Mention in Dispatch is a report written by a senior officer, which goes to the High Command. The mention of a soldier in this is also an honor. This tradition of countries that were part of the British Commonwealth was started in independent India on 25 November 1950. In India, the Mention of these dispatches is issued by the heads of the three armies and sent to the Defense Minister. The honored soldier gets a lotus leaf mark to put on the ribbon of his medal and along with a certificate which states that the army chief’s despatches issued in the name of the honored soldier were printed in the Gazette of India on the orders of the President of India.