The ‘Third Surgical Strike’ by Indian Army

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After Pulwama terror attack and the Balakot airstrike, Indian Army’s mega operation to wipe out threats posed by insurgents along the Indo-Myanmar border. The mission started from February 17.

The Indian Army silently carried out a major operation on the eastern front targeting the so-called Arakan Army, an insurgent group reportedly being raised by the Kachin Independence Army, which is designated as a terrorist group by Myanmar. Arakan Army set up new bases along the Mizoram border targeting the Kaladan Project.

The Kaladan Project is a transit project will connect Kolkata to Sitwe port in Myanmar.

The Kaladan Project will reduce the distance from Kolkata to Mizoram by nearly a thousand kilometers and bring down the travel time by at least four days.

The joint operations were carried out by the Indian and Myanmar army, in two phases.

The entire  operations went on for two weeks and ended on March 2. Special Forces of the Indian Army, Assam Rifles and other infantry units were deployed for the operation. This whole mission is targeted to wipe out of Taga, the HQ of NSCN (K).

Based on specific inputs provided by us the Myanmar Army hit these camps and is now occupying them,” said a security officer.

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