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Army strikes at Naga rebel camps near Myanmar border

28 September, 2017 2:36 AM
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GUWAHATI: Special forces of the Indian Army swooped down on National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Khaplang) camps near the India-Myanmar border in Nagaland's Mon district on Wednesday. The Eastern Command of Indian Army said "heavy casualties (were) reportedly inflicted on NSCN (K)."

The special forces of Indian Army had made the first surgical strike on the Khaplang faction on June 10, 2015 from the Manipur side of the international border and then in August 20 last year in Mon district. On Sunday, Zeliang had appealed to the visiting Myanmarese delegation — led by U Sai Kyaw Zaw, minister of Myanmar's ethnic affairs, Mandalay Region — to work together towards bringing about a ceasefire between NSCN (K), the Indian government and Myanmar so that there could be permanent peace between the two countries. The NSCN (K) had unilaterally abrogated a 14-year ceasefire with Indian government in 2015. Its ceasefire with Myanmar, signed in 2012, is still in operation.


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