Since independence, more than 750 soldiers of Assam Rifles have martyred. Militant organizations are believed to receive arms and financial support from China.
Three Assam Rifles personnel were killed in an attack by militants in Chandel district, 100 km from Manipur’s capital Imphal. The condition of 4 jawans is critical. According to reports, these militants belonged to the People’s Liberation Army, a local extremist group.
The operation was being carried out against militant groups along the Indo-Myanmar border. The soldiers came under the grip of IED planted by the militants. After this, the militants hiding in the forest ambushed and opened fire on the soldiers. After the attack, the army is conducting a search operation to find out militants. With this, the vigil has also been increased along the Indo-Myanmar border.
Last year too, soldiers were attacked
Militants also attacked the Assam Rifles camp near Chandel district in November 2019. Bombs were thrown at the camp. After this, there was firing from both sides. The militants later escaped. No army personnel were killed in this attack.
750 soldiers of Assam Rifles martyred since independence
Since independence, more than 750 soldiers of Assam Rifles have been martyred in the fight with militants. Militant organizations are believed to receive arms and financial support from China. These help China to maintain its network in the northeast. According to India’s intelligence agencies, extremism is alive only with the help of China.
NIA filed a charge sheet in early 2020
In early 2020, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) filed a chargesheet against the People’s Liberation Army (PLA). On 15 November 2017, the PLA and the Manipur Naga People’s Front (MNPF) attacked the Patrolling Party of Assam Rifles in Chandel district. A young soldier was killed in it, while two militants had also died.