The armies of India and Myanmar carrys out a 3-week-long coordinated operation
Published: June 18, 2019
The armies of India and Myanmar carried out a 3-week-long coordinated operation, named ‘Operation Sunrise 2’, from May 16 in their respective border areas & targeted several militant groups operating in Manipur, Nagaland and Assam. As part of the operation, the armies coordinated with each other to bust camps of militant outfits, including the Kamtapur Liberation Organisation (KLO), the NSCN (Khaplang), the United Liberation Front of Assam (I) and the National Democratic Front of Boroland (NDFB). As per sources, at least six dozen militants belonging to these groups were nabbed and several of their camps destroyed during the operation. Myanmar is one of the strategic neighbours of India and shares a 1,640-km border with a number of north-eastern states, including the militancy-hit Nagaland and Manipur The first phase of this operation was launched in February 2019 in which Indian Army targeted members of the Arakan Army (an insurgent group in Myanmar), who were opposed to the Kaladan multi-modal transit transport project. The Kaladan multi-modal transit transport project is viewed as India’s gateway to Southeast Asia.
Topics: Assam • Kaladan Multi-Modal Transit Transport Project • Kaladan River • National Democratic Front of Boroland • National liberation movements • National Socialist Council of Nagaland • Politics of Assam • Sittwe • States and union territories of India • Terrorism in Assam • Terrorism in India • United Liberation Front of Assam