NEW DELHI, June 9: In a strong response to the ambush in Manipur that left 18 soldiers dead, the Indian Army on Tuesday said it launched operations along the India-Myanmar border killing several militants involved in the attack. The operations were carried out in coordition with Myanmar following specific intelligence inputs of more attacks being planned, said Additiol Director General (Military Operations) Maj. Gen. Ranbir Singh. “Credible and specific intelligence was received about further attacks that were being planned out by some of the groups involved in earlier attacks on our security personnel and their allies,” he said, adding that in view of the “imminent threat, an immediate response was necessary”. “Based on intelligence, we conducted operations to counter these planned assaults. Early this morning, the Indian Army engaged two separate groups of insurgents along the Indo-Myanmar border at two locations, along galand and Manipur borders. “Significant casualties have been inflicted on them. As a consequence, threats to our civilian population and security forces was averted,” said Maj. Gen. Singh. He gave no further details and did not take any questions. In the worst attack it faced in three decades, the army lost 18 soldiers in the attack in Chandel district of Manipur on June 4. IANS
'Several terrorists killed on India-Myanmar border'