Khadakwasla, 16th November 2021: A wreath-laying ceremony was held at the Hut of Remembrance, National Defence Academy (NDA) today in the Honour of Late Colonel Viplav Tripathi, who made the supreme sacrifice in the line of duty during an ambush by militants in Churachandpur district of Manipur.
The Commanding Officer (CO) of 46 Assam Rifles (Khuga Battalion), Col Viplav Tripathi, his wife Anuja and son Abeer (8) and four Quick Reaction Team (QRT) were killed in an attack with Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) at Sehkar Village, Singh at Sub-division on Saturday morning.
Air Marshal Sanjeev Kapoor, AVSM, VM, Commandant, NDA paid homage to the braveheart in a solemn ceremony on behalf of the NDA fraternity. All key officials of the Academy and representatives of 102 Course NDA were present to pay homage to the departed officer.
Col Viplav Tripathi was an alumnus of 102 NDA Course, M Squadron and passed out in May 2002. After passing out from the Indian Military Academy (IMA), he was commissioned in the 2 KUMAON Regiment of the Indian Army. Today, as his name gets inscribed in golden letters with full military honors in the sacred Hut of Remembrance, his martyrdom will continue to inspire future generations of NDA Cadets. The NDA fraternity offers heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family in this hour of grief.
The ‘Hut of Remembrance’ at NDA is a sublime cenotaph that commemorates the sacrifice of ex-NDA officers of the Armed Forces who lay down their lives in the line of duty.