Manipur: 11 Gorkha Rifles personnel from Sikkim among dead
Manipur: 11 Gorkha Rifles personnel from Sikkim among dead. An Indian Army officer from Sikkim, identified as Tshering Lepcha, was reportedly among those killed in a landslide in Manipur on June 29. He was one of seven regional army personnel believed to have been killed in the tragic landslide.
The incident took place at the Tuple Yard railway construction camp on Wednesday night. When a river flowing from Tamenglong and Noney districts was completely blocked due to a massive landslide.
The landslide also targeted the location of the 107th Battalion Territorial Army Company under 11 Gorkha Rifles. Rifles was deployed to protect the under-construction railway line from Jiribam to Imphal near Topal railway station in Noni district.
According to sources 11 Gorkha Rifles personnel dead, the battalion is headquartered in Jalapahar. Darjeeling, and consists mainly of Gurkha soldiers from Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Sikkim, Doors and the rest of Northeast India.
Tshering Lepcha was also deployed with 11 Gorkha Rifles Territorial Army Battalion to protect the railway project under construction in Noni. He was a resident of Ruklu Kayum, Lingthem Lingdhem GPU, Upper Dzongu in North Sikkim.