NET News Desk
A team of Indian Army, Assam Rifles and Arunachal Police in a joint operation neutralised six active cadres of NSCN(IM) near Nginu in Longding District of Arunachal Pradesh in the early hours of Jul 11, said a press statement.
As per reports, a soldier from Assam Rifles has been injured.
“Based on a specific intelligence regarding the presence of armed cadres of the proscribed group, the troops swiftly launched a well planned and coordinated operation in the area. On seeing the search column of troops, the insurgents opened heavy volume of fire in a bid to flee from the spot. The troops retaliated with effective and accurate fire and in the ensuing firefight six cadres were neutralised while one soldier of Assam Rifles has been injured. The troops also recovered six Rifles and ammunition, IEDs and other warlike stores,” stated the release.
It has been further mentioned in the statement that the operation is in progress and the identification of neutralised cadres and their allegiance to NSCN (IM) faction operating in Myanmar is being ascertained while the injured soldier has been evacuated and is in stable condition.
Troops @adgpi & #AssamRifles in Joint Ops with #ArunachalPolice neutralised 06 active NSCN(IM) cadres near Nginu,Longding #ArunachalPradesh on 11Jul20. A soldier sustained injuries & is stable.Recovered 06 Rifles,Amn,IEDs & warlike stores @adgpi @official_dgar @SpokespersonMoD pic.twitter.com/my6nxWEmnh
— PRO Kohima, Ministry of Defence (@prodefkohima) July 11, 2020