New Delhi, 14 October
Sources in the security establishment said three hardline terrorists of the outlawed NSCN-K (YA) outfit were apprehended in an intelligence-led counter-insurgency operation by the Assam Rifles from Mon town in Nagaland when the militants came to India from Myanmar. Thursday.
He said that the three captured terrorists are residents of Myanmar and they entered the Indian territory with the aim of carrying out a series of attacks.
Sources said the militants, identified as Yuna Konyak, Tonfo Konyak alias Eton and Songam Konyak, were nabbed by 35 Assam Rifles personnel in an operation on Monday in the border town with the support of local police.
He said that Yuna hails from Thela village in Myanmar, Tonfo is from Kamka village and Songam is from Langkho area of the neighboring country.
The security forces of India and Myanmar are coordinating with each other to keep a close watch on the Indo-Myanmar border.
In October last year, Army Chief General MM Naravane along with Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla made an important visit to Myanmar during which India agreed to further deepen overall military and defense ties besides supplying an attack submarine to the Myanmar Navy. agreed.
It is learned that the overall coordination and cooperation between the armies of India and Myanmar on the management of the Indo-Myanmar border has improved after the visit of the Army Chief.
Myanmar is one of India’s strategic neighbors and shares a 1,640-km-long border with several northeastern states, including militancy-hit Nagaland and Manipur.
The NSCN (Khaplang) and several other Naga insurgent groups have been demanding the establishment of a ‘Greater Nagaland’, which includes all Naga-inhabited areas of neighboring Assam, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh.
India is concerned about some militant groups from the northeastern region taking refuge in Myanmar.
The country has been assuring India that it will not allow any insurgent group to use its territory against India.
Various Naga insurgent groups are currently in talks with the Center to resolve the decades-old Naga issue. PTI