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Naik Varesho Hungeyo hailed from Leishupgung village of Senapati district in Manipur. He joined the Indian Army and got recruited into 165 TA Bn. After some years of joining the Army, he married Smt. Ivey and they had a son after few years.

Service Number13004256A
Place of BirthSenapati, Manipur
Unit165 TA Bn/ Assam Rifles
RegimentTerritorial Army
Date of Martyrdom8th May 2017

In 2017, the unit was posted in Manipur. In that area, UNFL (United Nation Liberal Front) was very active in anti-national activities. And there had been many encounters between UNFL and security forces. So, the troops had to maintain a high level of alertness, because any time they can be under attack by UNFL. The most dangerous task was to pass on from there on road, as most of the roads went through thick forest. On the 8th of May, Naik Varesho with his other comrades had to move through the forest to reach their operational destination. At around 0530 hours, when they were moving close to the Indo-Myanmar border, they were attacked by MPA (Manipur People’s Army) and UNLF jointly. They blow an IED blast upon the security forces.

The blast was very heavy in terms of destruction. Naik Varesho with other fellow soldiers got seriously injured and were shifted to nearby hospitals. And later he was taken to a military hospital, but he succumbed to his injury. And laid down his life. He was survived by his wife and a son.

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