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Terror camps on India-Myanmar border destroyed

IANS  |  New Delhi 

When the nation's attention was focussed on the air strike, Indian in a joint operation with Myanmaerese destroyed 10 camps belonging to an insurgent group in which had threatened the Kaladan multi-mode transit project.

Operation Sunrise was a mega task in which Arakan army, an insurgent outfit of (KIA) backed by China, was targeted.

Sources said the camps were destroyed inside with active support of the in an intense operation lasting over 10 days.

The Army provided hardware and equipment to for the operation while it mobilised massive forces on the border.

The operation was carried out on inputs that the insurgents were targeting the mega infrastructure project linking Kolkata with Sitwe in Myanmar through sea route. It would have provided another route to reach from Kolkata through Sitwe.

The project is expected to be completed by 2020.

Camps of insuregnts all along the India-Myanmar border from Miizoram, to were targeted in one of the biggest operstions of its kind, sources said.



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First Published: Fri, March 15 2019. 22:18 IST