Indian Army on 9 June carried out a bold cross-border operation into Myanmar, to avenge the killing of 18 soldiers in Manipur last week. The operation which was in the knowledge of Myanmar authorities, was carried out by 70 commandos of Indian Army who killed 38 insurgents in 40mins.
On June 4, insurgents killed 18 soldiers in an ambush in Chandel area of Manipur. The clearance of this operation was obtained from PM Narendra Modi, soon after he returned from Bangladesh.
The commandos of 21 Para, equipped with assault rifles, rocket launchers, grenades and night vision goggles, were airdropped at around 3 amon Tuesday from Dhruv helicopters, just inside the Indian territory near the border with Myanmar.
- There were two groups of insurgents, NSCN(K) and KYKL who are believed to be responsible for the deadly ambush.
- Each of the two teams were further divided into two sub-groups. One was responsible for the direct assault and the second formed an outer ring to prevent any of insurgents from running and escaping.
- The commandos destroyed the camp and killed 38 insurgents in 40 minutes.
- The operation was overseen by General Officer Commanding (GoC) of the Dimapur-based 3 Corps Lt. Gen. Bipin Rawat.