India, Myanmar Troops Jointly Conduct Ops To Destroy NE Insurgent Camps Across Border

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Guwahati, June 16, 2019

The troops of Indian Army and its Myanmar counterparts have jointly conducted anti-insurgency operations along the international border and has deliberately destroyed several camps on their respective sides belonging to the Northeast(NE) militants.

Apart from destroying the designated camps, the security forces were also able to nab around 80 insurgents and destroyed at least seven to eight camps of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland, Khaplang(NSCN-K), National Democratic Front of Boroland(NDFB), United Liberation Front of Assam, Independent(ULFA-I), Kamtapur Liberation Organisation(KLO) in Myanmar’s Sagaing Region were destroyed by the Myanmar Army, reported stated.

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As per a report by The Indian Express, the coordinated military operation called  “Operation Sunshine-2” took place between May 16th, 2019 to June 8th, 2019  involving two battalions of the Indian Army, Special Forces, troops of the Assam Rifles(AR) and the Infantry Ghataks.

From the Myanmarese counterpart, four of its battalions were put into action to clear insurgents on its side of the border.

It may be mentioned that the exercise is a follow up of ‘Operation Sunshine-1’, which reportedly took place between February 22nd to February 26th, 2019, where the Indian Army had launched its operatives against the Arakanese insurgency camps inside the Indian territory.