Assam Rifles solemnly conducted a Wreath Laying Ceremony at Modi. Chandel District on January 11, 2024, in honor of the late Major Anurag Srivastava. The ceremony served as a poignant tribute to Major Srivastava’s indomitable spirit and selfless sacrifice, commemorating his dedication to the service of the nation.
Major Anurag Srivastava exhibited exceptional courage on January 11, 1996, when, based on specific inputs, he rushed to the village of Jagatpura, Kupwara, and cordoned off the area where militants were hiding. In the ensuing firefight, Major Srivastava neutralized two militants but sustained a bullet injury to his head. Despite his brave efforts, he succumbed to his injuries while being transported to the hospital.
Major Anurag Srivastava was posthumously awarded the Shaurya Chakra on August 15, 1996, in recognition of his extraordinary valor.
On 11 Jan 1998 in Jiribam district of Manipur, Assam Rifles organised a wreath laying ceremony for Late Maj Santosh Kumar Agnihotri who gave supreme sacrifice while battling the insurgents nearby Kaimai. The ceremony commenced with the wreath laying by Commandant of the unit and a motivational speech to all ranks narrating the story of the braveheart.
Four Officers, 17 Junior Commissioned Officers and 119 Other Ranks of the Battalion paid tribute by laying wreaths & according Guard of Honour.
Assam Rifles extends heartfelt condolences to the families of Major Anurag Srivastava & Major Santosh Kumar Agnihotri, and remains committed to honoring the memory of the gallant officers.