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Reports claiming strike inside Myanmar ‘baseless’: Indian Army

Some reports claimed that the Indian Army carried out a strike between 4:30 am and 11 am on January 13 at Sinum village, about 10 km inside Myanmar from the international border.

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New Delhi: The Indian Army has rejected reports which claimed that an Indian special forces carried out strike inside Myanmar, terming it as “baseless and factually incorrect”.

“The Indian Army/Assam Rifles was not involved in any such operation,” Wing Commander Mandeep Hooda, Defence PRO Kolkata said commenting on the reports.

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Wing Commander Mandeep Hooda was reacting to reports which claimed that “two insurgents and one personnel of the Indian 21 Para commandos were killed in an heavy exchange of fire at a camp of the People’s Liberation Army inside Myanmar on January 13 morning”. 

Some reports claimed that the Indian Army carried out a strike between 4:30 am and 11 am on January 13 at Sinum village, about 10 km inside Myanmar from the international border.

The reports further claimed that “the PLA cadres were on a morning physical exercise when the personnel of 21 Para commandos raided the camp in a special operation.

The dead PLA insurgents were identified as Leichil and Nongdamba. The remaining insurgents escaped after snatching the AK-47 rifle from the dead Indian Army personnel etc.”

Wing Commander Mandeep Hooda categorically denied about any such operation. 

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