Pothashang News Service
Imphal, September 28: At least 3 Indian Army personnel were killed and several others injured in a gunfight between Army and mobile unit of NSCN(K) in Lankhu village of Myanmar at the Indo-Myanmar border, yesterday morning.
Reports say, the encounter took place from 3 am till 10 am. It occured when Indian Army tried to sneak in Langkhu village of Myanmar from Khonsa area of Arunachal Pradesh.
Langkhu village is located10-15 kms away from the Indo-Myanmar border, which is a NSCN(K) stronghold area.
NSCN(K) says there was no casualty on the side of its mobile unit.
Sumi also said that the group of Indian Army was probably trying to perform a surgical strike which was successfully foiled by Naga rebels.
However, a statement by the Eastern Command said the army unit did not cross the international border and did not suffer any casualties. Reports also say, the Army struck Naga insurgent camps along the border with Myanmar causing heavy damage on NSCN-K insurgents close to Langkhu village..
This is the second such strike the Army has carried out along the Myanmar border after June 2015, the Army had targeted NSCN-K camps days after the group’s militants ambushed and killed 18 Indian soldiers in Manipur.
Yesterday’s incident also coincides with the anniversary of India’s surgical strike on terror camps in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. Army chief Bipin Rawat recently said India may conduct more surgical strikes if needed.