Union Minister Kiren Rijiju and Manipur CM applauded Capt Soiba Maningba Rangnamei for his bravery in Galwan Valley

Union Minister Kiren Rijiju and Manipur CM applauded Capt Soiba Maningba Rangnamei for his bravery in Galwan Valley

Soiba Maningba Rangnamei

IMPHAL, February 21 2021: Union Minister Kiren Rijiju and Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh have applauded the bravery of Captain Soiba Maningba Rangnamei, an Indian Army personnel from the northeastern State’s Senapati district, for leading his men against China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) troops in Galwan Valley last year. Rijiju and Singh shared the picture of the army captain from the 16 Bihar Regiment.

Rijiju tweeted, “He is Captain Soiba Maningba Rangnamei from Senapati district in Manipur.

He led his men from 16 Bihar in Galwan during the confrontation against the Chinese PLA” . The Union Minister also shared a picture of Captain Soiba Maningba Rangnamei apprehending a PLA soldier.

Chief Minister N Biren Singh said, “Meet Capt.

Soiba Maningba Rangnamei from Senapati district, Manipur of 16 Bihar, leading his men in Galwan during the confrontation against the Chinese PLA.

The valour you have shown while standing up for the Nation has made all of us proud” .

The Chief Minister in another tweet said that the people of Manipur are ready to serve the Nation while sharing the names of cadets who have been freshly inducted into the Indian Defence Forces from Imphal’s Sainik School.

Both China and India withdrew their troops earlier this week from the Pangong Tso, one of the key friction points on the contested Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh.

After that, Indian and Chinese military commanders on Saturday discussed further disengagement at other friction points at Depsang, Hot Springs and Gogra, which began on Saturday and lasted for 16 hours.

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.

Captain Maningba belongs to the Maram tribe of Manipur and is the son of K Soiba and Ng Dila of Katomei village under Senapati district, some 3 kms away from Senapati Police station.

He 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.

Family Rejoices

Family members of Soiba Maningba Rangnamei, who received “Mention in Despatches” award on Republic Day 2021, have expressed their elation over the Army officer’s achievement and said that the honour being accorded to him is a matter of pride for his district, state and country.
Captain Rangnamei was honoured with the Mention-in-Despatches award by the President of India for his act of gallantry in Galwan valley along the LAC where he led his men during the confront-ation with the Chinese troops on June 15, 2020. The army officer from Senapati district was born on August 10, 1996 to K Soiba and Ng Dila of Katomei village, some 3 kms away from Senapati Police Station. He has two brothers and four sisters.