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10 facts to know about Indian Army’s major operation against Naga insurgents along Myanmar border

The Indian Army said it inflicted "heavy casualties" on NSCN-K militants along the India-Myanmar border.

Written by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: September 27, 2017 19:07 IST ]
Army conducts major operation against Naga insurgents along Myanmar borderPhoto:REPRESENTATION IMAGE

The Indian Army on Wednesday said it carried out an operation targeting Naga militants along the India-Myanmar border in the early hours of the morning. The Eastern Command said in a statement that the Army inflicted "heavy casualties" on insurgent group the National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K) during "retaliatory" fire.

Indian troops suffered no casualties, the Army said. PTI quoted its Army sources as saying that it was "not a surgical strike". 

Here are 10 important points relating to Indian Army’s operation: 

1- The operation was carried out near the India-Myanmar border. The Army maintained that Indian troops "did not cross the international border". 

2- The incident took place at about 4.45 am on Wednesday. 

3- A column of the Indian Army operating along Indo-Myanmar border was fired upon by NSCN-K militants.

4- The Army reacted swiftly and brought down heavily retaliatory fire on insurgents.

5- Many insurgents fled from the spot and crossed over to Myanamar after Army firing. 

6- A large number of casualties were suffered by NSCN-K insurgents, the Army said. 

7- The loss to insurgents was established after intercepting their radio messages. 

8- 80 soldiers of the Indian Army were involved in the operation.

9- The operation took place at Logkhu village in Mon district of Nagaland.

10- Army suffered no casualties.

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