An Indian Army officer Captain Soiba Maningba Rangnamei from Manipur’s Senapati district has earned praises for his bravery during clashes with Chinese troops at the Galwan Valley in Ladakh last year. Captain Soiba Maningba Rangnamei from the 16 Bihar Regiment came under the spotlight after China released a video last week of the border standoff that took place in June last year. The clip shows the captain pushing back a Chinese PLA soldier and walking unarmed to stop Chinese troops from transgressing.
Belonging to the Maram tribe of Manipur, the Army officer did his schooling from the Sainik School, Imphal and graduated from the National Defence Academy in Pune. He passed the Joint Training Academy and was commissioned on 9 June 2018 from the Indian Military Academy in Dehradun.