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India-Myanmar border: Assam Rifles officer injured as militants open fire in Arunachal Pradesh

India-Myanmar border: The Assam Rifles troops were undertaking enhanced patrolling activities in view of heightened vigil for Independence Day at the time of incident.

Vani Mehrotra Edited By: Vani Mehrotra @vani_mehrotra New Delhi Published on: August 09, 2022 11:59 IST
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Image Source : PTI/REPRESENTATIVE Assam Rifles officer injured in firing by militants in Arunachal Pradesh

Highlights

  • The incident took place near Pangsau Pass
  • The insurgents fired on a patrolling team of Assam Rifles
  • A junior commissioned officer sustained an injury in his hand

India-Myanmar border firing: An Assam Rifles officer was injured on Tuesday in an incident of firing by suspected militants on troops of the paramilitary force from across the India-Myanmar border in Arunachal Pradesh, a defence spokesperson said.

The incident took place near Pangsau Pass when the insurgents fired on a patrolling team of Assam Rifles, he said.

"An incident of firing on Assam Rifles troops by militant groups from across the Indo Myanmar border took place early morning in the general area of Tirap and Changlang district," Tezpur-based defence spokesperson Lt Col AS Walia said.

The Assam Rifles troops were undertaking enhanced patrolling activities in view of heightened vigil for Independence Day, he said.

"A junior commissioned officer sustained an injury in his hand," the spokesman added.

Members of NSCN-KYA are suspected to have involved in the firing. 

(With inputs from PTI)

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