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20 insurgents killed in Manipur ambush


  • 20 insurgents were killed in the operation conducted by the Indian Army in pursuit of terrorists behind ambush and enters Myanmar.
  • PM has ordered hot pursuit for these terrorists.

The Manipur Ambush

  • Two rebel camps belonging to Northeast insurgent groups who had ambushed a convoy of 6 Dogra Regiment in Chandel district of Manipur on June 4 were completely annihilated by the Indian Army inside Myanmar.
  • The ambush on the 6 Dogra Regiment convoy, which was being deinducted from the area, was carried out by terror groups active on the Tengnoupal-New Samtal road between Paralong and Charong villages at about 9 AM, about 80 km from Manipur capital Imphal.
  • The army truck carrying soldiers and fuel was first hit by a powerful Improvised Explosive Device (IED) following which the terrorists used rocket propelled grenades and automatic assault rifles to pin down the soldiers resulting in the heaviest casualty suffered by the force in over three decades. Eleven other soldiers were injured in the ambush.
  • Naga insurgent outfit Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland-A (NSCN) along with Manipuri outfit Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP) and Kanglei Yawol Kanna Lup (KYKL) claimed responsibility for the attack on the convoy.
  • Minister of State for Information & Broadcasting Colonel (retired) Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore  said regarding the operation that “Myanmar is a friendly nation and therefore there was complete cooperation, if the need required”. He also hinted that the hot pursuit inside Myanmar of Northeast terrorists mark a shift in India’s strategy in dealing with such groups.


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