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Biggest attack on Indian Army after Kargil War | 21 Para Commandos (Special Forces) – Operation Myanmar

Biggest attack on Indian Army after Kargil War | 21 Para (Special Forces) - Operation Myanmar

21 Para (Special Forces) and Indian Air Forces carried out a cross-border operation along the Indo-Myanmar border.This was a retaliation for what happened on 4 June 2015.

On June 4, 2015, an Indian Army convoy of 6 Dogra Regiment in Chandel district of Manipur was ambushed by National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-K) which is a Greater Naga Revolutionist, Naga nationalist insurgent group operating mainly in Northeast India. Our 18 army jawans were killed because of this ambush.

To avenge the death of our soldiers, 21 Para (Special Forces) on June 10 conducted surgical strikes against terrorist camps along the Indo-Myanmar international border and inflicted significant casualties. The casualty figures were up to 158.

The operations were carried out inside the Myanmar territory along the Nagaland and Manipur border at two locations. One of the locations is near Ukhrul in Manipur. The army attacked two transit camps of the Naga militants.

70 commandos were reportedly involved in the operation. The commandos, equipped with assault rifles, rocket launchers, grenades and night vision goggles, were divided into two groups after they fast-roped from Dhruv helicopters just inside the Indian territory near the border with Myanmar.

Biggest attack on Indian Army after Kargil War | How Para (Special Forces) took the vengeance - Operation Myanmar

The teams trekked through the thick jungles for at least 15 kilometers before they reached the training camps. Each of the two teams were further divided into two sub-groups. While one was responsible for the direct assault, the second formed an outer ring to prevent any of insurgents from running and escaping. The actual operation (hitting the camp and destroying it) took about 40 minutes. Mi-17 helicopters of the IAF were put on standby, ready to be pressed into service to evacuate the commandos in case anything went wrong.

In its statement after the operation, the Indian Army said it was in communication with Myanmar and that,

“There is a history of close cooperation between our two militaries. We look forward to working with them to combat such terrorism.”. 

Biggest attack on Indian Army after Kargil War | How 21 Para (Special Forces) took vengeance - Operation Myanmar

Indian Army has claimed to have inflicted heavy casualties (158 reported) on the attackers behind the ambush on Army on June 4, which claimed the lives of 18 Army jawans of 6 Dogra Regiment in Chandel district of Manipur. This has been marked as the biggest attack on Indian Army after Kargil war of 1999.


 

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