3 Assam Rifles personnel die, 5 injured in ambush alongside India-Myanmar border

New Delhi, July 30

Three Assam Rifles personnel have been martyred and 5 injured in an ambush close to India-Myanmar border at Chandel space in Manipur on Wednesday night time.

A senior authorities official mentioned {that a} group of 15 troopers have been getting back from an space dominance patrol at Khongtal in Chandel space when an improvised explosive gadget exploded.

Thereafter, they got here beneath heavy hearth from the members of an rebel group.

“On 29 July, 2020, an area domination patrol in Khongtal, Chandel dist, Manipur. At 18:45 hrs the patrol party got ambushed on their way back,” mentioned a senior authorities officer.

The incident occurred about three kilometres from the India-Myanmar border. They have been returning to their put up after three days of operation alongside the worldwide border.

The deceased have been recognized as Havildar Pranay Kalita, Rifleman Y.M. Konyak and Rifleman Ratan Salim. The 5 jawans who sustained “minor injuries” have been shifted to the navy hospital.

The authorities has acknowledged that no rebel group has to this point claimed duty for the assault.

“The local administration and intelligence agencies are working to identify the insurgent group which carried out the attack on the patrolling party,” mentioned a senior authorities officer.

Assam Rifles, a paramilitary drive beneath Union Home Ministry, includes of Indian Army troopers and officers and their very own cadre officers and officers.

On June 23, a report revealed by the European Foundation for South Asian Studies (EFSAS) acknowledged that Indian insurgents from the nation’s northeastern states, who’ve been sheltered for years in Myanmar, current safety challenges for India.

“In addition to being threats to national security, they are also irritants that impact India’s Act East Policy. The Indian suspicion, not without basis, is that impeding the progress of India’s Act East projects has assumed weight in China’s strategic thinking. The influx of Chinese weapons is, accordingly, in tune with such thinking,” the EFSAS mentioned.

In 2015, in an assault by Naga group NSCN (Okay), a complete of 18 Indian Army troopers have been killed in Chandel district of Manipur.

As retaliation, the drive had carried out strikes on Myanmar hideouts of the group. IANS

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