NSCN-K camp destroyed by Myanmar security forces

India on Tuesday claimed that a camp allegedly belonging to NSCN-K, a banned Naga insurgent group responsible for killing of 18 Army soldiers in Manipur in June, was demolished along the Indo-Myanmar border by the Myanmarese security forces last weekend.

New Delhi: India on Tuesday claimed that a camp allegedly belonging to NSCN-K, a banned Naga insurgent group responsible for killing of 18 Army soldiers in Manipur in June, was demolished along the Indo-Myanmar border by the Myanmarese security forces last weekend.

The camp, located at Myanmarese village Monlei, across Tuensang in Nagaland, was completely destroyed by the Myanmarese Army, official sources quoted reports from Myanmar as saying.

The camp was located in the same area where Indian Army carried out operations against NSCN-K during which top government officials had claimed loss to the group. However, there was no clarity on the casuality in that operation and the NSCN-K had claimed that no operation had been carried out inside the Myanmarese territory.

The camp was located just across the Indo-Myanmar border and perhaps the authorities in that country did not want such camps to continue near the border, the sources said, explaining the reason for Myanmarese forces destroying the camp.

The NSCN-K, which abrogated ceasefire with the government in March, has been involved in a series of attacks on security forces in recent past.

The government declared NSCN-K a banned outfit last month.

In a pre-dawn cross-border operation in June, elite commandos of the Indian Army in coordination with the Air Force went a few kilometres inside Myanmarese territory to destroy two camps of insurgents hiding there after attacks in Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh by suspected NSCN-K and KYKL outfits.