Imphal: Top officials of the Border Security Force (BSF) in Manipur on Sunday paid a visit to the family members of a martyred official of the force from Kangpokpi district who was awarded Kirit Chakra posthumously.
Paotinsat Guite who served as a sub-inspector in the BSF, as platoon commander was martyred when his troop came under attack from Pakistan army from close vicinity while trying to push terrorists into Indian soil along Indo-Pak border on December 1, 2020.
DIG SHQ BSF CI (Ops) Manipur, SH Dinesh Singh Rawat, who visited Guite’s house today, was accompanied by commandant of 29 Bn BSF Sh Sonam Chhering and officials of the force in the visit to the house of the Paotinsat Guite at Maphou Kuki village in Kangpokpi district.
During the visit the sector DIG interacted with the wife of the martyred official, his parents and other family members and few villagers and informed the initiatives and welfare undertaken by BSF and state of Manipur in remembrance of the medal awardees.
Late Paotinsat Guite was born in the family of Tongi Guite of Maphou Kuki village of Kangpokpi district on October 26, 1994.
After graduating from DM College of Arts, Imphal in 2015, he joined the BSF and graduated from BSF Academy, Tekanpur of Gwalior on March 9, 2019.
He then joined the 59 Bn BSF Rajouri and was posted at a post called 3 Bump Forward Post as a platoon commander.
During his service in the battalion, as a determined soldier, he served the nation with utmost devotion and dedication, the BSF said in a statement.
“The brave-hearts along with seven comrades laid ambush in a Damakush Bowl to ensure safe movement of the BSF troops from the enemy,” the statement also said.
On the fateful day (December 1, 2020), the ambush party led by Paotinsat Guite came under attack from Pakistan Army from close vicinity to infiltrate/ push terrorists into Indian soil.
A heavy gun firing from the enemy was retaliated by Guite and his team with great valour, displaying heroic patriotism till his last breath, said the statement.
“He saved the lives of his fellow comrades who were fighting and foiled the enemy’s attempts of infiltration. During the heavy exchange of fire, he was hit by an enemy’s bullet and laid down his life for the nation without a hint of remorse or regret”, the BSF statement added.
In recognition of his “extreme valour, exemplary determination and selflessness in the imminent threat and danger”, Paotinsat Guite was befittingly awarded gallantry Indian military decoration “Kirti Chakra” posthumously on the auspicious 76th Independence Day Celebration -2022.
“His sacrifice is indeed priceless and will go down in the history of our nation. He made the whole Nation and people of Manipur proud,” the BSF further added in the statement.