Kohima: A major gun battle took place between Army troops and suspected NSCN (K) militants along the India-Myanmar border, in the Mon district of Nagaland, on Friday.
Though there were some reports of Indian Paratroopers conducting a “surgical strike” inside Myanmar, Army sources said the fierce encounter took place near Throilu village in Mon district on “our side of the border” at about 5.30 am.
Our troops had laid an ambush along a known infiltration route. After the ensuing gunfight, the militants fled back into Myanmar. They left some weapons behind. There were no casualties on our side,” said a source.
In June last year, days after militants had killed 18 soldiers, Indian special forces had conducted a surgical military strike across the Myanmar border to inflict “significant casualties” on the groups behind that ambush, the NSCN (K) and the Kanglei Yawol Kanna Lup (KYKL).