The Army Service Corp motorcycle display team ‘Tornadoes’ reached Leimakhong in Kangpokpi district on the Day 11 of their Motorcycle Expedition of North Eastern States, stated a release issued by PIB (Defence Wing).
The bold motorcycle expedition undertaken by the Tornadoes will be covering 2,600 Km through the challenging terrains of Northeastern states of India to pay homage to the brave hearts who valiantly fought various wars and gave supreme sacrifice of their life, it stated.
The ASC ‘Tornadoes’ comprising one officer, two JCOs and 16 Other ranks lead by captain AS Grewal are undertaking this adventurous expedition to commemorate ASC’s 11th Reunion and 262nd Corps Day on December 8, 2022, it stated. These daredevils embarked upon this adventure on October 1 from Tezpur, it added.
After paying homage to the brave hearts of 1971 War at Leimakhong War Memorial, the expedition was flagged off by GOC Red Shield Division for their next destination, Zakhama where they will pay homage to captain Kenguruse, MVC at his native village Nerhema, it mentioned. An ASC officer, captain Kenguruse was attached with 2 Rajputana rifles during Kargil Operations by the Indian Army, it stated.
As the Ghatak platoon commander, the brave heart was assigned to evict Pakistani intruders holding a machine gun post at Black Rock in Dras Sector and to capture the area. Without caring for his personal safety, captain Kengurüse climbed barefoot, reached the top and killed two infiltrators with his rifle and other two enemies in a hand-to-hand combat despite being shot in his abdomen, it mentioned. Due to his unflinching bravery captain Kungiruse was awarded the Mahavir Chakra, the 2nd highest act of bravery, it added.
Neiselie and Dinuo Kenguruse, the parents of captain Kenguruse, along with his brother Atoulie Kenguruse were present at the Kenguruse War Memorial where the ASC Tornadoes team met and felicitate the family for their eternal sacrifice, it added.