India & Myanmar Conduct Joint Operation To Destroy Insurgent Camps Along Border

New Delhi: The Indian and Myanmarese forces coordinated military operation on their respective sides of the border to destroy the camps of Northeast-based militant groups inside Myanmar. Post the operation, the fleeing militants were apprehended by Indian security forces along the Indo-Myanmar border.

The operation included blocks by two battalions of the Indian Army, along with Special Forces, Assam Rifles and infantry Ghataks on the Indian side of the border while clearance action was taken by four brigades of the Myanmar Army.

This was a follow-up to ‘Operation Sunshine-1’ from February 22 to 26, when the Indian Army had acted against suspected Arakanese rebel camps inside Indian territory, and fleeing Arakenese rebels were arrested by the Myanmar Army on their side.

Around 70-80 militants, who were apprehended by the Indian Army in Operation Sunshine-2, have all been handed over to local police forces. Sources said that at least seven to eight camps of the NSCN-K, NDFB, ULFA(I), KLO and NEFT in Myanmar’s Sagaing Region were destroyed by the Myanmar Army in mortar firing.

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