Indian Army conducts counter terror operation across Myanmar border
New Delhi: The Indian Army conducted a counter terror operation targeting terror group NSCN-Khaplang's hideout in Nagaland along the India-Myanmar border on Wednesday.
According to Army's Eastern Command, “In an operation that was carried out by Special Forces and troops of the Assam Rifles at around 0445 hours, a fire fight was held at the hideouts.”
The Eastern Command of the Army said that heavy casualties were suffered by the NSCN-K but the Indian commandos exited the operation zone safely. The army, however, has denied reports that its soldiers crossed over the border.
It is to be mentioned that the mountainous in the northeast border China, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Myanmar and are home to dozens of insurgent groups.
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Union Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore has confirmed the strike, saying the government had taken the bold step to target militant camps.
He said that the strike was a signal to neighbours that India will not tolerate terror attacks from across its borders. "It is undoubtedly a message to all nations that harbour any intentions - be it the west or the specific country we went into right now. Even if there are groups within countries that harbour terror intentions, we will choose the time and the place of hitting them," stated Rathore.