India, Myanmar armies hit terror camps along border

17 June, 2019 12:00 AM printer

New Delhi: The armies of India and Myanmar carried out a three-week-long coordinated operation from May 16 along the border, targeting several terrorist groups operating in Manipur, Nagaland and Assam, Indian defence sources said on Sunday, reports NDTV.

The first phase of “Operation Sunrise” was conducted three months ago along the Indo-Myanmar border, during which a number of camps of north-east based terrorist groups were busted. Myanmar is one of the strategic neighbours of India and shares a 1,640-km border with a number of north-eastern states, including Nagaland and Manipur. India has been pushing for a deeper coordination between the armies of the two countries while guarding the border.

Sources said during “Operation Sunrise 2”, the armies coordinated with each other to destroy camps of terror groups including the Kamtapur Liberation Organisation (KLO), the NSCN (Khaplang), the United Liberation Front of Assam (I) and the National Democratic Front of Boroland (NDFB). They said at least six dozen terrorists belonging to these groups were arrested and several of their camps destroyed during the operation.