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GUWAHATI: Based on intelligence input, the Air Force and 21 para (SF) have carried a cross-border operation along the Indo-Myanmar border and destroyed two NSCN (K) camps along the Indo-Myanmar border. The operations were carried out inside the Myanmar territory along the Nagaland and Manipur border at two locations. One of the locations is near Ukhrul in Manipur. The attacks were made using MI-21 helicopters. The army attacked two transit camp of the Naga militants.
Indian Army has claimed to have hunted down the attackers behind the ambush on Army on June 4, which claimed the lives of 18 Army jawans of 6 Dogra Regiment in Chandel district of Manipur.
In a formal announcement, the Indian Army said, "Very specific and credible intelligence inputs revealed that more attacks were planned. Early this morning, attacks were carried out along the Indo-Myanmar border."
SA Hasnain, former GOC 15 Corps has said, "This is just the beginning of the operation. Indian army went across borders and has come heavy upon the militants. The army will not immediately reveal the actual number of casualties and loss as it wants to keep the ops in low key for now."
There were no causalities from the army.
The army also claims that threat to civilian population and security forces have been averted by the operations. Indian army is in constant touch with the Myanmar counterpart to carry on operations against militancy, it claimed.