Everything You Need To Know About The Recent Myanmar Ops Controversy
The Indian Army recently launched a cross border strike at two bases of Northeast terror groups inside Myanmar, reportedly inflicting several casualties. The Logical Indian goes through the recent unrest in the northeast that culminated in the June 9 commando operation.
March 21, 2015
Insurgents from Khaplang’s Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-K), a nationalist Militant group operating in the northeast, ambush a Gorkha Rifles convoy in Tamenglong district of Manipur, killing two.
March 28, 2015
The NSCN-K abrogates 14-year-old ceasefire agreement with the Government of India and threatens to attack Indian security forces.
April 2, 2015
NSCN-K rebels ambush a convoy of the 4 Rajput Regiment in Tirap district of Arunachal Pradesh, killing three Army personnel on spot and injuring four.
April 17, 2015
The United Liberation Front of Western South East Asia (UNLFW) is founded as an umbrella group by five other rebel groups.
May 3, 2015
At least eight security personnel are killed in an ambush on a convoy in Mon district of Nagaland. The UNLFW and NSCN are thought to be behind the ambush.
June 4, 2015
A group of militants ambush a convoy of the 6 Dogra Regiment in Chandel district of Manipur, killing 18 army personnel and injuring 11. The attack is believed to be the worst attack on the Indian Army in the last two decades. The NSCN-K and KYKL claim responsibility for the ambush.
June 5, 2015
The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS), chaired by PM Modi, approves cross-border strikes in Myanmar to target militants from the NSCN-K.
June 7, 2015
A group of 35 NSCN-K rebels attack an Assam Rifles camp in Tirap district of Arunachal Pradesh. No casualties reported.
June 9, 2015
A team of about 70 commandos from 21 Para of the Indian Army carry out a cross border strike inside Myanmar. Divided in two groups, the army take down two camps run by NSCN-K and KYKL. The number of insurgents killed is not known yet, intelligence inputs indicate a figure of at least 68 dead and over 60 injured.
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