After heavy losses, Naga group in Myanmar dugs in

After heavy losses, Naga group in Myanmar dugs in

Afterheavy loses in the hands of Myanmar an Indian army, the intelligence source nowconfirmed that the NSCN(K) have dug in and ready for retaliation if theMyanmarese army further pushes on.

TheMaynamrese army easily overran their base at Taga in the last part of May inthe Sagging division but latest report suggest that NSCN(K) is not retreatingany more but dug in for an all out offensive for fight to finish.

IndianSecurity forces are taking inputs about the top leadership of NationalistSocialist Council of Nagaland (Khaplang) or NSCN (K) giving orders forreopening of the base area and council headquarters at Taga seriously.

Thereports are being shared with Myanmarese counterparts, sources in the securityestablishment said.

Jointoperations against NSCN (K) were launched in early February this year, afterIndian agencies provided specific information and all aid to their Myanmar Armyas part of a joint crackdown to destroy their camps in Taga that led to many oftheir leaders being taken in custody by the Myanmar Army.

Therewere several camps in Taga, Myanmar belonging to various Northeastern groups,majority belonging to NSCN (K)- the most deadly Naga separatist group.

TheMyanmar military has quietly staged a huge success along the remote westernborders of the country against separatist Naga rebels and their alliesoriginally from India's Northeast after major operations in the last fourmonths.

Inmatesat two big establishments of the Khaplang faction of National Socialist Councilof Nagaland (NSCN-K), called the General Headquarters (GHQ), and SecondBattalion in Sagaing Division were forced to evacuate after being pounded bymortar shells.

Whilethe GHQ was the nearest to the India-Myanmar border across Mon in Nagaland, theSecond Battalion camp was located around 20 kilometers further east in theKonyak Naga region. Sources in NSCN(K) alleged that a few villages inhabited byKonyak Nagas like Chenhoyat and Niensing were also raided by the army.

Theoffensive by the Tatmadaw—the Myanmar military—comes more than three monthsafter the council headquarters of NSCN(K) at Taga was occupied in January.

Allthe camps and training facilities belonging to rebel groups from India'sNortheast (mainly the states of Assam and Manipur) located in Taga weredismantled. Thirty-six cadres including senior functionaries of the Naga outfitwere detained at the army establishment in Khamti. Weeks later, five Nagasamong them were jailed for violating the bilateral ceasefire agreement signedin 2012 after they were found assisting Indian insurgent groups.

OnMay 27 in a statement, the NSCN(K) claimed that a "war like situation" had beencreated in the Naga inhabited region as a result of the "joint political andmilitary operation" by Myanmar and India, which it claimed has also violatedthe ceasefire ground rules.

In apress release that also spelled out the salient points of ceasefire agreement,it said that the Naga army has exercised "extreme restraint" and refused tosign the nationwide ceasefire agreement since it was "alien" to the Nagas.NSCN(K) has stuck to its demand of sovereignty for the Naga-inhabited areas ofMyanmar and India.

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