Myanmar and India coordinate attacks to remove rebels

17 June 2019
Myanmar and India coordinate attacks to remove rebels
(File) Commando soldiers stand ready for a drill on the second day of the 'Sin Phyu Shin' joint military exercises in the Ayeyarwaddy delta region, Myanmar, 03 February 2018. Photo: EPA

The armies of India and Myanmar carried out a three-week-long coordinated operation from May 16 in their respective border areas, targeting several militant groups operating in Manipur, Nagaland and Assam, Gulf News reported quoting defence sources.

The first phase of Operation Sunrise was conducted three months ago along the India-Myanmar border, during which a number of militant camps were destroyed.

Myanmar shares a 1,640km border with a number of North Eastern states, including the militancy-hit Nagaland and Manipur.

India has been pushing for deeper coordination between the armies of the two countries while guarding the border.