DIMAPUR, Sept 13 - Amidst reports of Indian Army launching an attack on an NSCN-K camp at a village inside Myanmar bordering Nagaland on September 11, Maj Gen Manvendra Singh Jaswal, Inspector General Assam Rifles (N), said relentless operations against NSCN-K will continue. However, he stated that if NSCN-K comes to terms with the ceasefire agreement with the Government of India, he will �break bread� with top hierarchy of the outfit.
The Maj General said this while addressing the Sema Naga students of Government College Zunheboto on Thursday, according to a Defence release today. He enlightened the youths and the faculty members of the College on the pivotal role played by the society in shaping up the young minds and a nation. He also emphasised the importance of imbibing the spiritual integrity of being just a Naga by shedding away the tribal differences for making Nagaland a prosperous and peaceful place to live in.
An avid reader and prolific writer who has authored four books, he gave the students present insight on development and wellbeing of a society. He further emphasised on the historical perspective, intelligentsia, rich culture and heritage of the Naga society.
Meanwhile, according to reports, an assault team of the 12 Para Commando Indian Army consisting of around 28 personnel launched the attack while the Assam Rifles were on standby on the Nagaland side. Army had identified several camps along the border, and subsequently launched the operation.
Some villagers said there were around 10-15 cadres of the NSCN-K inside the camp. Besides the firing, the villagers said they also heard sound of blasts, likely of grenade or lathode. Though the assault team was unable to go inside and carry out search of the camp, army suspect that the NSCN-K may have suffered heavy casualty.
According to sources, massive reinforcements have reached the bordering villages. It was also reported that security forces reached Koki village in Myanmar, neighbouring Old Thewati village of Nagaland.
The Centre is said to have expressed serious concern at the recruitment drive launched by NSCN-K by abducting nine youth from Naga villages bordering Myanmar.