Surgical strike by India alongside Myanmar border? Indian Army reported that there was a firefight with Naga insurgents alongside the India-Myanmar border in the wee hours of today. The Eastern Command of Indian Army has confirmed that a firefight took place this morning as early as 4 a.m. Eastern Command has said that heavy casualties were suffered by Nagas in the ensuing firefight but no casualty was suffered by jawans.Meanwhile, the ANI sources denied news of the firefight being a surgical strike. “Reports of casualties to Indian Army personnel factually incorrect. Firefight occurred along Indo-Myanmar border at 0445 hrs today,” Eastern Command tweeted.
In a statement released today, Eastern Command reiterated that Indian troops did not cross the international border. The statement reads that a column of Indian army while operating along Indo-Myanmar border was fired upon by unidentified insurgents, this morning. “Own troops reacted swiftly and brought down heavy retaliatory fire on insurgents; insurgents then broke contact and fled the spot,” the Eastern Command said in the statement.
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This comes a year after, India had carried out surgical strikes on seven terror launch pads across the Line Of Control (LoC) with the Army inflicting “significant casualties” on terrorists preparing to infiltrate from Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK), PTI had reported on September 29, 2016.
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On September 29 last, Seven terror launch pads across the Line of Control(LoC) were targeted by the Army on the intervening night of September 28 and 29 in a nearly five-hour-long operation during which heliborne and ground forces were deployed, according to reports.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Home Affairs may soon systematize the Free Movement Regime (FMR) along the Mizoram-Myanmar international border without inconveniencing the local people living in the border areas, a senior state government official was quoted as saying by PTI today.
The FMR may soon be systematized and restricted along the 404-km-long Mizoram-Myanmar border as it was being used by insurgents and other criminal elements due to the strategic location of the state, Additional Secretary for Home Lalbiakzama told PTI.