Agansing Rai VC, MM (1920 - 2000) was a Nepalese recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.
On 26 June 1944 at Bishenpur, [Manipur, India], Naik Agansing Rai led his section in an attack on one of two posts which had been taken by the enemy and were threatening the British forces' communications. Under withering fire the naik and his party charged a machine-gun, he himself killing three of the crew. The first position having been taken, he then led a dash on a machine-gun firing from the jungle, where he killed three of the crew, his men accounting for the rest. He subsequently tackled an isolated bunker single-handed, killing all four occupants. The enemy were now so demoralised that they fled and the second post was recaptured.