The Army has denied reports that its troops had crossed the international border during the operation
In second such operation in a month, the Indian security forces stuck hideouts of Naga insurgent group NSCN(K) near the Indo-Myanmar border in the wee hours of Wednesday.
Heavy casualties have reportedly been inflicted on the National Socialist Council of Nagaland – Khaplang (NSCN-K) militants but there have been no casualty on the Indian forces, the Eastern Command of the Indian Army said in a tweet.
According to the official statement, a column of the Indian Army was attacked by unidentified insurgents on Wednesday prompting the Army to fire in retaliation. “A column of the Indian Army while operating along the Indo-Myanmar border was fired upon by unidentified insurgents. Our troops reacted swiftly and brought down heavy retaliatory fire on the insurgents. The insurgents then broke contract and fled,” the army statement said.
The Army, in its statement, denied reports that its troops had crossed the International Border during the operation.
Earlier this month, the Army had carried a similar operation against the insurgent group along the border in Arunachal Pradesh killing one militant. The Army, reportedly, had recovered an AK-47 rifle and a large cache of ammunition in the operation.
The army, in June 2015, had conducted an operation of much larger scale against insurgent groups operating from across the border in Manipur. The cross-border raid was carried out in retaliation for the killing of 20 soldiers in an ambush.