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Rashtrapati Bhavan : 05.06.2015

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has strongly condemned the terror attack on army personnel in Chandel district of Manipur yesterday (June 4, 2015).

In his message to General Dalbir Singh, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, VSM, ADC, Chief of the Army Staff, the President has said "I am extremely sad to learn about the terror attack of yesterday in which a number of army personnel lost their lives and several were injured in Manipur’s Chandel district.

Such random attacks on security forces performing their duty must be put down with a firm hand.I call upon all authorities concerned to work in close concert tobring the perpetrators of this heinous attack to justice and to maintain law and order in the state of Manipur.

In this moment of grief, I offer my most profound condolences to the grieving families of the soldiers who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty. I am sure all possible aid is being provided to the bereaved families and medical assistance to the injured.

Please convey my condolences to the families of the deceased personnel.I pray to the Almighty to give them the strength and fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.I also wish speedy recovery to the injured persons”.

This release issued 1515 hrs.