New Delhi: Diverting from its decade old policy of tolerance and virtual lack luster attitude of dealing with terrorists, the Indian army avenging their fallen comrades in Manipur, entered Myanmar in hot pursuit of the militants and carried out surgical strikes killing over 100 militants on Tuesday.
The Myanmar government was informed hours after the commandos in battle fatigues had mostly carried out the surgical strikes. As per reports Indian Air Force drones and Mi-35 helicopters were also used to destroy and recon the militant camps in the area. The commandos of Indian army engaged two groups of militants of NSCN (K) and KYKL near Nagaland & Manipur.
The operation was conceived as retaliation and tough stance of Narendra Modi led government to strike across border to eliminate terror threats. Army’s strike against militants was so precise that latter had no chance to recover from first burst of fire. Indian Army forces faced no retaliation and not a single shot was fired by militants.
The Myanmar government was informed hours after the commandos in battle fatigues had mostly completed surgical strikes against the groups which had over the past couple of weeks killed 30 Indian soldiers. The operation, conceived as retaliation as well as the declaration of Modi government’s intent to strike at terror threats across its borders, had begun at 3am but the Indian ambassador could pass on the information to Myanmar’s foreign ministry only after their offices opened at regular hours on Tuesday morning.
The commandos safely returned to Indian territory after silencing the insurgents’ guns. The cross-border pursuit was in line with Modi government’s decision to give disproportionate response to provocations, which had been visible in Jammu & Kashmir in recent months, where Indian troops have been aggressive in their response to ceasefire violations by Pakistan.