The armies of India and Myanmar jointly conducted three-week-long coordinated operation dubbed as Operation Sunrise 2 in their respective border areas. Under this operation, armies of both countries targeted several militant groups operating in Manipur, Nagaland and Assam.
Operation Sunrise 2
Armies of India and Myanmar jointly coordinated with each other to bust camps of militant outfits, including Kamtapur Liberation Organisation (KLO), NSCN (Khaplang), United Liberation Front of Assam (I) and National Democratic Front of Boroland (NDFB). They destroyed several of their camps and nabbed at least six dozen militants belonging to these groups. Besides the Indian Army, troops from the Assam Rifles (which is under administrative control of Home Ministry and operational control of Defence Ministry) were also part of the operation.
Myanmar is one of the strategic neighbours of India. It shares a 1,640-km border with number of north-eastern states, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram and militancy-hit Nagaland and Manipur. India is pushing for deeper coordination between the armies of the two countries while guarding the border. In June 2015, Indian Army had carried out an operation (surgical strike) against NSCN(K) militants in areas near Indo-Myanmar border, days after militants killed 18 armymen in Manipur.
Operation Sunrise 1
The first phase of Operation Sunrise was conducted jointly by armies of India and Myanmar in February 2019 along Indo-Myanmar border, during which number of camps of north-east-based militant groups were busted. In this operation, Indian Army had targeted members of Arakan Army, an insurgent group in Myanmar, who were opposing Kaladan multi-modal transit transport project.
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