Operation Sunrise 2: India and Myanmar again join hands to target militants
Operation Sunrise 2 targeted militants in the border area of India and Myanmar. The militants group were operating in the states of Manipur, Nagaland, and Assam.
In a joint operation, the armies of India and Myanmar conducted “Operation Sunrise 2" in which several militant groups in the border area were targeted. The exercise was carried out for three weeks, starting from May 16. The militants were operating in the states of Manipur, Nagaland, and Assam.
This was the second phase of “Operation Sunrise”; the first one was conducted three months ago along the Indo-Myanmar border.
Sources told PTI that the armies targeted the militant camps of Kamtapur Liberation Organisation (KLO), the NSCN (Khaplang), the United Liberation Front of Assam (I) and the National Democratic Front of Boroland (NDFB). These sources said that at least six dozen militants were nabbed and their camps were destroyed.
This is not the first time that strikes are being carried along the India-Myanmar border, In June 2015, the Indian army launched an operation against the NSCN (K) militants in areas near the Indo-Myanmar border - days after militants killed 18 army men in Manipur.
In the first phase of "Operation Sunrise", the Indian Army targeted members of the Arakan Army, an insurgent group in Myanmar. The Arakan Army is opposed to India and Myanmar’s ambitious bilateral Kaladan multi-modal transit transport project.
On completion, this project will help connect the north-eastern state of Mizoram with the Sittwe Port in Myanmar's Rakhine state.
(WIth inputs from PTI)