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The sacrifices of the personnel killed at the Sukma encounter will never be forgotten: PM Modi | India News

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NEW DELHI: After five members of security personnel were killed in a meeting in Chattisgarh’s Sukma, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Saturday that their sacrifices will never be forgotten.
He also expressed his wish for a speedy recovery of the personnel injured in the encounter.
“My thoughts are with the families of those martyred as they fought the Maoists in Chhattisgarh. The sacrifices of the brave martyrs will never be forgotten. May the wounded recover as soon as possible,” Prime Minister Modi tweeted.

The Indian Air Force deployed Mi-17 helicopters on Saturday to assist paramilitary forces in rescue operations in Sukma, where 5 Jawans were killed in an encounter with Naxals, the sources said.
Three commanders of the District Reserve Guard were flown to Raipur for treatment from Sukma, where they suffered injuries in an encounter with the Naxals today.
According to Sundarraj Pattilingam, Inspector General of Police in Chhattisgarh’s Bastar Range, nine more Naxal were killed and around 15 injured in the encounter, further reporting that there were around 250 Naxalites present at the time of the encounter.
“According to initial information, at least nine more Naxalites were killed and around 15 injured in the encounter. We will need more time to confirm this. According to our estimates, there were 250 Naxalites there,” Sundarraj said.



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