The India Army on Tuesday engaged two separate groups of militants along the Indo-Myanmar border as part of major counter operations after the Manipur ambush.
Addressing a press conference Major General Randhir Singh said, “This was done at two different locations, along the Nagaland and Manipur border,” and added, “Significant casualties have been inflicted on the militants.”
He revealed that Manipur massacre militants were killed near Myanmar border after specific intelligence was received on militants.
He also revealed that Myanmar was cooperating with the India Army in their anti-insurgency operations.
“We are in communication with Myanmar authorities and we have traditionally had close relationship with Myanmar Army,” Singh said.
“We look forward to working with them to combat terrorism in future too,” Major General stated.
At the same time Singh said that it’s the course of last few days, credible intelligence were available on future attacks planned by militants.
On June 4 Indian Army trucks were attacked with ‘Lathod guns’ and grenades by suspected terrorists of NSCN (Khaplang) killing 18 Army men and injuring 15 others in Moltung area of Chandel district of Manipur.
The first truck carrying about 5-6 soldiers also had barrels of fuel which exploded taking out the trucks behind it.
The second truck was carrying about 18-19 soldiers while the rest of the about 46 member-strong convoy were in the other trucks.
The bodies of majority of the soldiers were charred completely.
Meanwhile, the National Investigating Agency (NIA) had on June 7 registered a case to probe the killing of 18 Army personnel in Chandel district of Manipur
According to a NIA spokesperson, the case was registered in the agency’s Guwahati branch under various sections of the Indian Penal Code, Arms Act and Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.