The Indian Army today carried out a rare cross-border operation inside Myanmar. The operation was to counter the killing of 18 soldiers in Manipur last week. In a special operation, Indian Army troops entered inside Burmese territory and neutralised a high number of militants in a hideout.
In a formal announcement, the Indian Army said, “Very specific and credible intelligence inputs revealed that more attacks were planned. Early this morning attacks were carried out along the Indo-Myanmar border.”
Ministry of Defence Spokesperson Sitanshu Kar shared information regarding the special operation and tweeted
Speaking to the media about the special operation, Major Gen Ranbir Singh said, “Significant casualties have been inflicted on the militants”.
“We are in communication with Myanmar authorities and we’ve traditionally had a close relationship with Myanmar army. We look forward to working with them to combating terrorism in future too”, Major Gen Randhir Singh added, clearly indicating that the Indian Army got support from their Myanmar counterparts to take down the dreaded militants.
Few days back, suspected NSCN (K) militants fired at an Assam Rifles (AR) camp in the remote area of Lazu in Tirap district of Arunachal Pradesh. The attack comes three days after a 6 DOGRA/26 Sector army convoy was ambushed by unidentified militant group killing nearly 20 soldiers.
A group of 35 NSCN (Khaplang) rebels attacked the camp in the Indo-Myanmar border region, Tirap SP Ajit Kumar Singla said. As of now, there are no reports of any casualty, he said.
Prior to that, last week militants armed with advanced weapons ambushed a military convoy in Manipur’s Chandel district bordering Myanmar, killing around 18 soldiers and injuring 11 others as officials called it one of the worst attacks on the army in recent times.