NEW DELHI: Three hardcore militants of the banned NSCN-K (YA) outfit have been nabbed from Mon town of Nagaland in an intelligence-led counter-insurgency operation by the Assam Rifles after the ultras crossed over to India from Myanmar, sources in the safety institution stated on Thursday.
All the three militants apprehended are residents of Myanmar and so they sneaked into the Indian aspect with the aim of finishing up a string of assaults, they stated.
The militants recognized as Yunah Konyak, Tonpho Konyak alias Aton and Songam Konyak have been caught by troops of the 35 Assam Rifles in the operation on Monday in the border town with assist from native police, the sources stated.
While Yunah is a resident of Thela village in Myanmar, Tonpho is from Kamka village and Songam is from the Langkho space of the neighbouring nation, they stated. The Indian and Myanmarese safety forces have been coordinating with one another in holding a strict vigil over the India-Myanmar border.
In October final 12 months, Army Chief Gen MM Naravane, accompanied by Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla, paid a vital go to to Myanmar throughout which India determined to produce an assault submarine to the Myanmar Navy apart from agreeing to additional deepen general army and defence ties.
It is learnt that the general coordination and cooperation between the India and Myanmarese armies on the administration of the Indo-Myanmar border has improved following the go to by the Chief of Army Staff. Myanmar is one among India’s strategic neighbours and shares a 1,640-km-long border with quite a few northeastern states together with militancy-hit Nagaland and Manipur.
The NSCN (Khaplang) and a number of other different Naga militant teams have been demanding the institution of a ‘Greater Nagaland’ comprising all of the Naga-inhabited areas of neighbouring Assam, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh.
India has been involved over some militant teams from the North-East area taking shelter in Myanmar. The nation has been assuring India that it could not enable any rebel group to make use of its territory in opposition to India.
Various Naga militant teams are at present holding talks with the Centre to resolve the decades-old Naga problem.