Video: Indian Army in Myanmar to Avenge Manipur Ambush
The Indian Army has confirmed that it launched an offensive on insurgents in Myanmar to counter the Manipur attacks.
The Indian Army has officially confirmed that it has undertaken a counter-insurgent operation in Myanmar along the Manipur and Nagaland border.
Major General Randhir Singh, the Additional DG of Military Operations, addressed the media and confirmed that this was in retaliation to the June 4 attack in Manipur which claimed the lives of 18 soldiers.
Singh said that on Tuesday morning the army engaged two teams along the Nagaland and Manipur border and that the operation was taken up after specific intelligence inputs about further threat to the jawans and civilians along the Myanmar border.
He also said that they were in touch with the Myanmar authorities and look forward to working with them. Singh stated that any threat to the security, safety and national integrity of the country will be met with a firm response.
An attack was carried out in Chandel district in Manipur on June 4 which killed 18 soldiers of the Indian army. The insurgents fired rocket propelled grenades (RPGs) at the 6 Dogra soldiers between 7:30 and 8:00 am at a place between Paralong and Charong villages in Chandel. Two out of four vehicles were hit causing the casualty count to rise.
Naga insurgent outfit Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland-A (NSCN) along with Manipuri outfit Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP) and Kanglei Yawol Kanna Lup (KYKL) had claimed responsibility for the attack.
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