The Congress party on Wednesday congratulated the army for carrying out successful operations at the India-Myanmar border in wake of the Manipur attack by militants last week.
“We congratulate the Indian Army for its successful operations. We are proud of our officers and Jawans and take great pride in their valour. We also express our condolences to the families of those 18 soldiers who sacrificed their lives six days ago,” Congress leader Ajay Maken said at a press briefing here.
The army on Tuesday engaged two separate groups of militants along the Indo-Myanmar border, inflicting significant casualties on them.
A statement from the Ministry of Defence said that the operations were necessary in light of intelligence reports, which warned of militants planning attacks on Indian soil. The statement further appreciated the cooperation shared between the armies of India and Myanmar, assuring that any security threat to the nation will be met with a ‘firm response’.
The action comes days after a militant ambush in Manipur, which led to the death of 18 army personnel and injured 11 others.
The ambush, which was one of the most deadly attacks in the region in recent years, occurred at around 8.30 am on June 4, when the army’s convoy was travelling between Paralong and Charong villages.
The Central government later handed over the probe into the attacks to the National Investigation Agency.