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Joint India, Myanmar operation targets Rohingya insurgents and Naga terror groups

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WION New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 15, 2019, 01.57 PM (IST) Sidhant Sibal

In a two weeks long joint operation by India and Myanmar against the Rohingya insurgent groups Arakan Army and Naga terror group NSCN(K), the countries launched a massive crackdown destroying several camps of the terror organisations.

NSCN (K) is Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K) and a designated terror group in India. 

The groups had planned attacks against India's connectivity projects in the east like the Kaladan multi-modal project.

The project is vital for the connectivity of north-east India with the ASEAN countries and is also important for India's act east policy.

Arakan Army had set up bases along the India-Myanmar border especially around the Mizoram state. Myanmar terror group Kachin Independence Army (KIA) had been training the Arakan Army along the China Myanmar border in northern Myanmar's Kachin state.

In the first phase operation was launched against the camps bordering Mizoram while in the second phase NSCN (K) HQ in Taga was targetted. It is being reported in local papers that the Myanmar army has taken many leaders of NSCN (K) after the operation at their base at Taga in Sagaing division of Myanmar.

Sagaing division is an administrative region of Myanmar and located in the north-western part of the country bordering India.

The development comes even as India launched strikes against the camps of the United Nations listed terror group Jaish-e-Mohammad in February. 

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In a two weeks long joint operation by India and Myanmar against the Rohingya insurgent groups Arakan Army and Naga terror group NSCN(K), the countries launched a massive crackdown destroying several camps of the terror organisations.