Encounter Underway Between Army & NSCN(K) Along Indo-Myanmar Border

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Itanagar: Special forces of the Indian Army conducted an operation against NSCN (K) in Longding district along the Indo-Myanmar border in Arunachal Pradesh. An NSCN(K) cadre has been killed in the encounter and one Army personnel injured. The Army has recovered an AK-56, a radio set, and a hand grenade, along with live bullets. A combing operation is underway.

Speaking to the media this afternoon, after a meeting with MoS Home Kiren Rijiju, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat said it was a routine operation. “It’s a normal, routine operation. Such operations happen everyday. There’s nothing big about them.”

The operation took place around 7.30 am, news agency ANI reported. In a tweet this noon, Indian Army’s Eastern Command said: “Dao Div neutralised Honcham Wangsa, self styled Corporal of NSCN-K near Kunsa Vill, Arunachal Pradesh.”