The Indian Army on Wednesday carried out a security operation along the Indo-Myanmar border inflicting heavy casualties on the Naga terror outfits NSCN-Khaplang (NSCN-K) faction. The army has targeted hideouts of this particular terror group in the early morning hours today. The NSCN-Khaplang cadres have suffered heavy casualties. However, there was no casualties on the Indian side.

Briefing on the security operation conducted by the army, Eastern Command of the Indian Army informed on Twitter that heavy casualties reportedly inflicted on NSCN(K) cadre. No casualties were suffered by Indian Security Forces. 

Clearing the air on whether there were any casualties received on the Indian side, Eastern Command of the Indian Army said, “Reports of casualties to Indian Army personnel factually incorrect. Firefight
occurred along Indo-Myanmar border at 0445 hrs today.”

Eastern Command of the Indian Army also put out a note on Twitter briefing the incident and said, “In the early morning hours of September 27, a column of Indian Army while operating along Indo-Myanmar border was fired upon by unidentified insurgents. Own troops reacted swiftly and brought down heavy retaliatory fire on the insurgents. The insurgents then broke contact and fled from the spot. As per inputs, a large number of casualties were suffered by the insurgents. Own troops suffered no casualties during the firefight.”

“It is reiterated that own troops did not cross the international border.”

Lauding on this swift action and efforts by the Indian Army, Major General (Retired) GD Bakshi said, “This is a message to all the enemies of India that they cannot hideout into sanctuaries across the border … attack Indian states, citizens and its military. We will not wait for them to kill Indians. We wil go back and neutralise them wherever they are hiding.”

GD Bakshi further said, “We have taken it long enough. For 30 years we have patiently not reacted, confined all reactions to our side of the border … but we have found that this simply encourage people to just go on with these kind of strikes against the Indian states.”