India and Myanmar troops conducted two week long joint operations to destroy Rohingya insurgent group Arakan Army and Naga terror group NSCN-K (Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland -Khaplang).
The groups had plans to target states in the north-east, and bring damage to projects such as Kaladan multi-modal project. The Kaladan project is vital for connectivity of India’s northeast and the ASEAN countries.
The Arakan Army had bases along with India Myanmar border especially around the border of Mizoram state. Myanmar terror group Kachin Independence Army (KIA) has been training the Arakan Army along the China Myanmar border in northern Myanmar’s Kachin state.
The first phase operation was launched against the camps bordering Mizoram, while the second phase targeted the NSCN (K) HQ in Taga. Local papers in Myanmar reported that the Myanmar army took many leaders of NSCN (K) after the operation at their base at Taga in Sagaing division of Myanmar.
The Sagaing division is an administrative region of Myanmar and located in the north-western part of the country bordering India. This development comes after India launched air strikes against the camps of Jaish-e-Mohammad along its western border in February.