The Eastern Command of the Indian Army said that heavy casualties have been inflicted on Naga insurgents in the surgical strike
The Eastern Command of the Indian Army in a tweet confirmed that heavy casualties have been inflicted on NSCN (K) cadre. The tweet also said that no casualties were suffered by Indian security forces.
Detailed statement attached pic.twitter.com/nbLYMLCqxQ
— EasternCommand_IA (@easterncomd) September 27, 2017
The surgical strike has taken place exactly a year after India carried out a surgical strike against terror camps along the India-Pakistan border.
Around 70 para-commandos were involved in the operation on the hideouts located near the border, sources told News-18. Army sources told the channel that the border was not crossed at any point.
The Indian Army has been increasingly active along the Indo-Myanmar border over the past 18 months in a bid to root out the insurgency.
Earlier this month, the Army had launched an operation along the Myanmar border areas in Arunachal Pradesh. One cadre of the Khaplang faction of NSCN was killed and the hideout of the outfit was destroyed.
The operation has taken place exactly a year after India carried out a surgical strike on terror camps in Pakistan.
The NSCN-K did away with the ceasefire it signed in 2001 with the Indian government, on March 27, 2015, just a month before the truce was up for renewal.
Since then, the outfit has launched attacks on Indian soldiers in Nagaland and Manipur.
In June 2015, 18 soldiers were killed when NSCN-K mounted a deadly ambush on a convoy of the 6 Dogra Regiment in Manipur’s Chandel district.
— News18 (@CNNnews18) September 27, 2017
(Sources: Livemint.com, edited by: Draksha Sharma, NewsEye)