The security forces have called off the combing operation in Tamenglong district and are trying to bring back the officer’s body from the remote area.
Army officials said Nungba area in Tamenglong district is densely forested and they have not been able to bring the body of major Amit Deswal of 21 Para SF.
“We are trying to secure the area first and build an approach route so that our choppers can go there safely to recover the body. Due to dense vegetation it is not possible to go there on foot,” an official said.
Deswal, a resident of Surehti in Haryana’s Jhajjar district, is survived by wife and a three-and-a-half years old son.
A militant was also killed in the gunbattle.