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World War-II hero from Mizoram Subedar Thanseia dies at 102

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By EMN Updated: Apr 01, 2024 7:14 pm
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DIMAPUR — India mourned the loss of Subedar Thanseia from Mizoram, a distinguished World War-II veteran of the Indian Army’s Assam Regiment, who passed away on March 31, after a brief illness. He was 102.

The funeral service saw an overwhelming turnout from civilians and Army, including comrades from the Assam Regiment, who came to pay their last respects, said an update from the Ministry of Defence.

The deceased was known for his valour at the Battle of Kohima, a crucial confrontation in World War-II, and his significant role in establishing the legacy of the 1st Assam Regiment during their critical deployment at Jessami.

“Throughout his service, Subedar Thanseia demonstrated unparalleled commitment to the nation that went beyond the call of duty, earning him a revered place in the annals of India’s military history. His actions during the Battle of Kohima, against formidable odds, contributed to a pivotal victory for the Allied forces, marking a turning point in the conflict in the East,” read the update.

The World War-II veteran continued to inspire the people even after his retirement by actively participating in veteran affairs and educational initiatives, as well as fostering a spirit of patriotism and resilience in younger generations, it said.

“His legacy leaves an indelible mark on the Indian Army, Assam Regiment and people of North East reminding us of the sacrifices made by our soldiers in the quest for peace and freedom,” read the update, adding that his “contributions to our nation and his role in the 2nd World War will be remembered as a beacon of bravery, leadership, and unwavering commitment to duty”.

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By EMN Updated: Apr 01, 2024 7:14:28 pm
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