Subedar Thanseia, World War II hero from Assam Regiment, breathes last at 102

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Guwahati: Subedar Thanseia, a World War II hero from Assam Regiment, has died at the age of 102. He passed away on March 31st after a brief illness. Thanseia belonged to the state of Mizoram.
His remarkable life was defined by 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 its critical deployment at Jessami.
Throughout his service, Subedar Thanseia committed himself to the nation that went beyond the call of duty, earning him a revered place in the annals of India’s military history. Against formidable odds, his actions at Kohima, contributed to a pivotal victory for the Allied forces, marking a turning point in the conflict in the East.
The tribute to Subedar Thanseia witnessed an overwhelming turnout from Army and civil fraternities, including comrades from the Assam Regiment, who came together to pay their respects.
The North East India, while mourning his loss, celebrates Subedar Thanseia’s extraordinary life and service. His contributions to the nation and his role in the Second World War will be remembered as a beacon of bravery, leadership, and unwavering commitment to duty.
Subedar Thanseia’s story is not just a testament to the past but a continuing source of inspiration for the future, honouring the legacy of all Indian soldiers who have served with distinction.
“In remembrance of Subedar Thanseia, we are reminded of the courage and determination of those who have served before us, their stories shaping the foundation of our present and future. His memory will live on, a guiding light for generations to come, embodying the spirit of service and sacrifice that defines the best of humanity,” said a statement mourning his loss.
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