Days after the rebels killed 20 Indian soldiers in an ambush in remote NE, the Indian army now attacked such an insurgent groups along its border with Myanmar.
Major. Gen. Ranbir Singh, the officer, said the army was in communication with Myanmar authorities on its operation and inflicted “significant casualties on the rebels.”
Singh said the Indian soldiers acted along the border with Myanmar after being on high alert after Thursday’s attack.
In the course of last few days, “credible and specific intelligence” was received about further attacks that were being planned within Indian territory, he said. “In view of the imminent threat, an immediate response was necessary,” Singh said.
In April, insurgents armed with automatic weapons fired at two trucks carrying Indian paramilitary soldiers in neighbouring Nagaland state, killing eight of them.
Bloodshed has never lead to any peace and there is an urgent need for peace talk! However, most of these main rebel groups in Manipur state are not even engaged in cease-fire talks with the Indian government, unlike those in other remote northeastern states. In fact, these separatist groups accuse the Indian government of exploiting the region’s rich natural resources while neglecting local development.
But there is ought to be a way of dealing with the situation, which is better than ambush, wars and killing officers.
Source: The Hindu