Over the past decades, not only NSCN-K but also insurgent groups from other states of India’s Northeast had taken shelter in Myanmar — in violation of the ceasefire agreement of a few rebels with the Burmese government that the dispensation had entered after providing them shelter
Guwahati: The Myanmar Army has made a major breakthrough in its operations against the insurgent groups of India’s Northeast and flush out the insurgents who had taken shelter in the Burmese territory in the past several decades.
The Myanmar Army has reportedly taken physical control over the Naga insurgent group National Socialist Council of Nagaland – Khaplang (NSCN-K) headquarters in Myanmar.
The NSCN-K is a breakaway faction of the NSCN, of which the faction led by Isak Chishi Swu and Thuingaleng Muivah (NSCN-IM) has a ceasefire agreement with the government of India. The Union government of India is negotiating the terms of peace and mainstreaming of all Nagas with the NSCN-IM for decades.
According to reports, over 500 Myanmar soldiers took control over the NSCN-K headquarters in the Sagaing region of that country in the last week of February.
Following the massive operations conducted by the Myanmar Army, many militants of insurgent groups of the Northeast, including the banned United Liberation Front of Asom – Independent (ULFA-I), had fled to the jungles.
The Myanmar Army seized a huge cache of arms and ammunition of the insurgent groups during the operation.
According to reports, the Tatmadaw columns had conducted security operations against the NE rebel groups beginning January 29 last. They seized many posts of the insurgent groups.
From February 8 to 19, the Tatmadaw columns occupied several posts. They recently took physical control of the NSCN-K headquarters.
The Myanmar Army had carried out security operations near Takar village in the Naga self-administered zone, Sagaing region. They raided and annexed several camps and arrested six insurgents and recovered huge cache of arms and ammunition from the spots.
In a statement released by the Office of the Myanmar’s Commander-in-Chief, he said on February 20 that the Myanmar Army had carried out security operations near the Takar village in the Sagaing region and captured camps, arrested six NSCN-K insurgents and recovered 73 weapons of different types from the militant group.
The NSCN-K, ULFA-I, NDFB-S, KLO and many other insurgent groups of the Northeast had set up their base camps and headquarters in Myanmar. They took shelter in the Taga area in the Sagaing region in the past few decades.
The NSCN-K, a militant group belonging to the ethnic Naga tribes of Myanmar, controlled the Naga-administered zone in the Sagaing region.
The Myanmar government alleged that the group violated the ceasefire agreement by giving shelter to many of India’s north-eastern insurgents on Myanmar soil.
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Last Updated Mar 4, 2019, 12:34 PM IST