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3 NSCN-KYA insurgents eliminated in Arunachal Pradesh

Based on specific intelligence input, the troops of 6 Assam Rifles neutralised them near Lahu in the Tirap district. 

3 NSCN-KYA insurgents eliminated in Arunachal Pradesh
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Tirap, First Published Nov 15, 2021, 1:25 PM IST
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Itanagar: The security forces on Monday neutralised three National Socialist Council of Nagalim (NSCN-KYA) cadres in Lahu village of Tirap district in Arunachal Pradesh. Three weapons were also recovered from their possession. 

The militants were killed when two locals were abducted and were being taken across to Myanmar. The troops of 6 Assam Rifles intercepted the insurgents and neutralised them on the spot. 

The Assam Rifles has carried out a number of operations after the insurgent groups like People Liberation Army and Manipur Naga People’s Front conducted an IED ambush on an Assam Rifles convoy in Churanchandpur district of Manipur few days back. 

In the brutal attack, the Commanding Officer of 46 Assam Rifles, Col Viplav Tripathi along with his family members, including wife and son were killed. Besides, four other QRT members were also killed. 

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The NSCN-KYA is primarily involved in extortion and drug trafficking activities in the parts of Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and other parts of northeastern states. 

The main aim of the organisation is to establish a sovereign Naga state, “Nagalim”. As per them, their state would consists of areas where Nagas are residing in northeast and and northwest Myanmar.

The NSCN's slogan is “Nagaland for Christ”.

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After attack on an Indian Army convoy in Manipur in 2015, the government had designated the group as a terrorist organization under the UAPA.

In an effort to contain the insurgent groups along the border areas of the two countries, Indian Army chief Gen MM Naravane and foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla visited Myanmar in October last year. 

During their visit, the two sides agreed to further deepen overall military and defence relations.

Post their visit, the report suggests that the overall coordination and cooperation between two neighbouring countries have tremendously improved.

India and Myanmar share a 1,640-km-long border with a number of northeastern states. It is India’s one of strategic neighbours.

Other than this, all Naga groups are holding talks with the government to resolve the decade-long issues.

In August this year, the Assam Rifles had nabbed four militants belonging to this group near the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border in Tinsukia district.

In July, two cadres of the same group were killed in an encounter in Tirap district of Arunachal Pradesh.

In a major development, five of its cadres had surrendered in April this year before the security forces.

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