IMPHAL: A team of Indian Army, Assam Rifles and Arunachal Police in a joint operation neutralised six active cadres of NSCN (IM) near Nginu in Longding District of Arunachal Pradesh in the early hours of Saturday.
PIB (Defence Wing) informed in a press release that based on a specific intelligence regarding presence of armed cadres of the proscribed group, the troops swiftly launched a well planned and coordinated operation in the area. On seeing the search column of troops, the insurgents opened heavy volume of fire in a bid to flee from the spot. The troops retaliated with effective and accurate fire and in the ensuing firefight six cadres were neutralised while one soldier of Assam Rifles has been injured. The troops also recovered six Rifles and ammunition, IEDs and other warlike stores, the PIB added.
The operation is in progress, identification of neutralised cadres and their allegiance to NSCN (IM) faction operating in Myanmar is being ascertained while the injured soldier has been evacuated and is in stable condition, the PIB stated further.