Army Strikes Naga Militant Camps Along Myanmar Border, Inflicts ‘Heavy’ Damage

The Indian Army killed a significant number of Naga rebels in a pre-dawn encounter along the Myanmar. The operation was not a ‘surgical strike’ the Army essentially said.

The Army’s Eastern Command released information about the operation on Twitter, rebutting reports of high casualties among Army personnel.

A statement by the Eastern Command said the unit did not cross the international border and did not suffer any casualties.

This is the second such strike the Army has carried out along the Myanmar border. In June 2015, the Army had targeted NSCN-K camps days after the group’s militants ambushed and killed 18 Indian soldiers in Manipur.

While today’s encounter brought up memories of the 2016 cross-LoC surgical strikes in Pakistan and the 2015 strike on Naga militants, the Army saidthat soldiers did not cross the international border during today’s operation.

Last year, in a one-of-a-kind operation, Army Special Forces launched an operation to eliminate terror launchpads in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.