Myanmar Army launches offensive against NSCN (K)

GUWAHATI, JUL 27 (AGENCIES): | Publish Date: 7/28/2018 12:00:00 AM IST

 Myanmar Army has launched operation against several camps of Naga rebel group NSCN (K) inside that country forcing a large number of NSCN (K) cadres to flee, according to security sources.

The Tribune report stated that Myanmar Army launched the operation against the NSCN (K) camps in Sagaing region of Myanmar, notwithstanding a ceasefire agreement between the two parties. The operation began on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, NSCN (K) spokesperson, Isak Sumi claimed that the entire NSCN (K) was safe in the wake of operation launched against it by the Myanmar Army. Isak Sumi in his Facebook post said: “The on-going standoff between the Myanmar Army and Naga Army has temporarily been resolved without untoward incident but Naga Army had to make a tactical withdrawal. The overall situation is still tense but the Naga Army are re-entrenched again and safe. Requesting prayer to all the loved ones”.

It may be mentioned that NSCN (K) has been maintain its base in Myanmar and there it has provided logistic support and training to many other militant outfits from North Eastern region especially those from Assam and Manipur including ULFA (I), NDFB (S), PLA etc. These groups have also formed am umbrella organization to launch joint attacks.

Government of India has been mounting pressure on Myanmar to evict NE militants groups that have pitched their camps inside Myanmar territory.



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