Imphal: Captain Soiba Maningba Rangnamei of 16 Bihar regiment who recently went viral after China released a video in which he can be charging the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) unarmed, was today honoured by Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh.
He was identified in the ‘propaganda’ clip released by China’s state media on February 19.
Singh then took to Twitter where he wrote, “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…We are always indebted to soldiers like him who is leading in the front for the safety and security of the Nation.”
Rangnamei, a former student of the Sainik School Imphal, is a resident of Senapati district in Manipur who joined the army in 2018.
It needs mention here that Manipur is planning to install the tallest national flag in the country at Moirang, where the flag of the Indian National Army (INA) under Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose was first unfurled on April 14, 1944.