A gunfight broke out in Terram jungles along the borders of Bijapur and districts in Chhattisgarh between the Soldiers and the Maoists that resulted in the death of 22 soldiers, 32 soldiers were injured, and one was reported missing on April 3rd, Saturday. The officials also confirmed the death of a suspected Maoist. PM Narendra Modi expressed grief over the incident and added that the soldier’s sacrifices ‘will never be forgotten.’ He also tweeted, “My thoughts are with the families of those martyred Jawans while fighting with Maoists in Chhattisgarh. May the injured recover at the earliest.” Defence Minister Rajnath Singh paid tribute to the security personnel and gave condolences to their families. Rakeshwar Singh Manhas, a CRPF jawan captured by the Maoists, was released deep in the jungle and was brought to the Terram camp on Thursday, April 8th. The abducted jawan returned safely to the Terram Police Station with the facilitators who traced his location inside the jungle.