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Indian, Myanmar armies nabbed 72 NE ultras in joint operations

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NEW DELHI, June 16 - The armies of India and Myanmar carried out a three-week-long coordinated operation from May 16 in their respective border areas, targeting several militant groups operating in Manipur, Nagaland and Assam, Defence sources said on Sunday.

The first phase of �Operation Sunrise� was conducted three months ago along the Indo-Myanmar border, during which a number of camps of North East-based militant groups were busted.

Myanmar is one of the strategic neighbours of India and shares a 1,640-km border with a number of Northeastern States, including the militancy-hit Nagaland and Manipur.

Sources said during �Operation Sunrise 2�, the armies coordinated with each other to bust camps of militant outfits, including the Kamtapur Liberation Organisation (KLO), NSCN (Khaplang), United Liberation Front of Assam (I) and National Democratic Front of Boroland (NDFB).

They said at least six dozen militants belonging to these groups were nabbed and several of their camps destroyed during the operation.

The sources said the two sides might launch the third phase of the operation, depending on intelligence inputs and the ground situation.

Besides the Indian Army, troops from the Assam Rifles were also part of the operation.

In the first phase of �Operation Sunrise�, the Indian Army targeted members of the Arakan Army, an insurgent group in Myanmar, who were opposed to the Kaladan multi-modal transit transport project.

According to security agencies, there were over 50 camps of insurgent groups from the North East in Myanmar till last year. � PTI

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Indian, Myanmar armies nabbed 72 NE ultras in joint operations

NEW DELHI, June 16 - The armies of India and Myanmar carried out a three-week-long coordinated operation from May 16 in their respective border areas, targeting several militant groups operating in Manipur, Nagaland and Assam, Defence sources said on Sunday.

The first phase of �Operation Sunrise� was conducted three months ago along the Indo-Myanmar border, during which a number of camps of North East-based militant groups were busted.

Myanmar is one of the strategic neighbours of India and shares a 1,640-km border with a number of Northeastern States, including the militancy-hit Nagaland and Manipur.

Sources said during �Operation Sunrise 2�, the armies coordinated with each other to bust camps of militant outfits, including the Kamtapur Liberation Organisation (KLO), NSCN (Khaplang), United Liberation Front of Assam (I) and National Democratic Front of Boroland (NDFB).

They said at least six dozen militants belonging to these groups were nabbed and several of their camps destroyed during the operation.

The sources said the two sides might launch the third phase of the operation, depending on intelligence inputs and the ground situation.

Besides the Indian Army, troops from the Assam Rifles were also part of the operation.

In the first phase of �Operation Sunrise�, the Indian Army targeted members of the Arakan Army, an insurgent group in Myanmar, who were opposed to the Kaladan multi-modal transit transport project.

According to security agencies, there were over 50 camps of insurgent groups from the North East in Myanmar till last year. � PTI