Arakan camps destroyed in a joint operation between Indian and Myanmarese Armies
Not many days after the Pulwama attack took place which left the nation in distress and anguish, the Indian army in a joint operation with the Myanmarese Army destroyed 10 camps belonging to an insurgent group in Myanmar.
The army officials made a statement that the fierce operation lasted over 10 days, from February 17 to March 2 against Myanmarese territory forces in order to prevent a possible threat to the Kaladan multi-modal transit transport project, a US$484 million project which connects the Kolkata seaport with Sittwe seaport in Myanmar.
Both the countries came to a mutual understanding that the Indian army would provide hardware and equipment to Myanmar for the operation while it mobilized massive forces on the border. Named as ‘Operation Sunrise’ the operation mainly targeted Arakan army, an insurgent group in Myanmar backed by China.
The Indian Army has also managed to strengthen its security along the borders of Nagaland and Manipur to ensure that insurgent can’t surpass.
The Myanmar Army had taken control of the NSCN (K) headquarters and destroyed their hideouts in Taga. It also destroyed about 10 Arakan Army camps.