NSCN (K) Strike Force Enters India, Govt Issues High Alert


New Delhi: Two days after the Indian Army, in coordination with the Air Force, carried out a surgical strike inside Myanmar, killing nearly 20 insurgents, the central government on Thursday sounded high security alert across northeast after reports emerged that NSCN (K) militants have entered the country for revenge attack. Reports suggested that an elite strike force of the dreaded militant outfit has entered India to avenge Myanmar attack.

In the first such cross-border operation, commandos of the Army on Tuesday engaged two separate groups of militants along the Indo-Myanmar border, inflicting significant casualties on them. The action came days after a militant ambush in Manipur led to the death of 20 Army personnel and injured 11 others.

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The ambush, which was one of the most deadly attacks in the region in recent years, occurred at around 8.30 am on June 4, when the Army’s convoy was travelling between Paralong and Charong villages. The Central government later handed over the probe into the attacks to the National Investigation Agency.