June 05, 2015
Although India has sought inputs from the Myanmar army since most of those involved in Thursday's ambush would have sneaked across into Myanmar, the fresh operations would smoke out insurgents based in hideouts on the Indian side along the border, says Nitin A Gokhale.
The gloves are off in the North-East.
After nearly a decade of low-key, scaled down operations, the Indian Army is about to deploy a massive force to neutralise the re-emerging threat from a group of insurgents operating across three states -- Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Manipur -- bordering Myanmar.
The Dimapur-based 3 Corps -- currently the largest field formation in the Indian Army with nearly 6 divisions strong troop strength -- has already launched a massive operation along the Manipur-Myanmar border in Chandel district after Thursday's deadly ambush that killed 18 soldiers.