Operation Sunrise: Indian Army targets insurgents, nabs 72 militants

New Delhi: In a joint operation with Myanmar, the Indian Army has targeted NE insurgents nabbing 72 militants. It is a major coordinated operation with Myanmar army.
According to reports, the Indian Army carried out a three-week-long coordinated action from May 16. During the operation in the border areas, they busted several militant groups operating in Manipur, Nagaland and Assam as part of Operation Sunrise.
Both the armies busted camps of Kamtapur Liberation Organisation (KLO), the NSCN (Khaplang), the United Liberation Front of Assam (I) and the National Democratic Front of Boroland (NDFB).
Myanmar shares a 1,640-km border with India and these militants regularly enter into the bordering north-eastern states like Nagaland and Manipur.
During the operation, at least six dozen terrorists belonging to multiple groups and factions were nabbed while several camps were destroyed.
Defence sources said the third phase of the operation will soon be launched depending on actionable intelligence and the ground situation.
Reports said in the first phase of “Operation Sunrise”, Myanmar-based insurgency group Arakan Army was targeted.

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