News Desk: A team comprising of the 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 Jul 11.
Based on a specific intelligence regarding the 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 the troops, the insurgents open fired 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 operation is still in progress. The identification of the neutralised cadres and their allegiance to NSCN (IM) faction operating in Myanmar is being ascertained. Meanwhile, the injured soldier has been evacuated and is in stable condition.