NEW DELHI, June 11 � NSCN (IM), which is in peace talks with the Centre, had expressed its desire to help security forces hunt down its arch rival NSCN-K rebels, who killed 18 soldiers in Manipur, but the offer was turned down.
There was an offer from NSCN-IM to security forces that it would like to join the operations against NSCN-K militants in Manipur, Nagaland as well as across Indo-Myanmar border immediately after the June 4 incident, sources privy to the development said.
However, government turned down the offer saying it was capable of dealing with the Naga insurgent group. On Tuesday, Special Force of the Army had attacked rebel camps deep inside Myanmar and inflicted heavy casualties on them. � PTI