Army conducts operations against Naga insurgents along Myanmar border

NEW DELHI: The Indian Army said on Wednesday that it inflicted heavy casualties on the insurgent group National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN) (K) in an operation earlier in the day on the India-Myanmar border.

The Army’s Eastern Command made clear it didn’t cross the international border.

The Army further said a firefight was triggered after a column of the Indian Army was attacked by insurgents.

“Own troops reacted swiftly and brought down heavy retaliatory fire on the insurgents,” said an Army statement.

The Army said Wednesday’s small operation was nothing like the Special Forces’ cross-border raid to destroy two Naga insurgent camps inside Myanmar in June 2015. It added that a few media reports of casualties suffered by the Army were factually incorrect.

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