The Indian army on Tuesday attacked insurgent groups along its border with Burma, days after the rebels killed 18 Indian soldiers in an ambush in the insurgency wracked remote northeast, a top army officer said.
Maj. Gen. Ranbir Singh, the officer, said the army was in communication with Burmese authorities on its operation and inflicted “significant casualties on the rebels.”
Last Thursday, the rebels using rocket-propelled guns and automatic weapons ambushed the Indian army convoy in Manipur state.
The state has several active militant groups operating from both sides of the border. None claimed responsibility for the attack, which also wounded 14 soldiers.