New Delhi [India], Sep 27 (ANI): Naga insurgent group National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Khaplang) NSCN-K suffered heavy casualties on early Wednesday when Indian Army struck on their hideouts on Indo-Myanmar border.
"Heavy casualties reportedly inflicted on NSCN(K) cadre. No casualties suffered by Indian Security Forces," Eastern Command of Indian Army tweeted.
Heavy casualties reportedly inflicted on NSCN(K) cadre. No casualties suffered by Indian Security Forces— EasternCommand_IA (@easterncomd) September 27, 2017
The "firefight" started at around 4.45 am and lasted for a couple of hours. Confirming the report, the Eastern Command of the Indian Army said none of its personnel were hurt in the operation, contradicting reports that had suggested otherwise.
According to the Eastern Command, "An Indian Army's column was attacked by unidentified insurgents while they were operating along Indo-Myanmar border on Wednesday."
Detailed statement attached pic.twitter.com/nbLYMLCqxQ— EasternCommand_IA (@easterncomd) September 27, 2017
"Our troops reacted swiftly and brought down heavy retaliatory fire on the insurgents. The insurgents then broke contact and fled from the spot, "Eastern Command of Indian Army said in a statement.
The statement further stated that a large number of casualties were suffered by the insurgents.
Indian troops didn't suffer any causality and didn't cross international border, said the Indian Army statement.
"Reports of casualties to #IndianArmy personnel factually incorrect. Firefight occurred along Indo-Myanmar border at 0445 hrs today @adgpi," Eastern Command of Indian Army tweeted.