Itanagar: Six terrorists belonging to the NSCN (IM) were killed in an encounter with the security forces, near the Myanmar border in Arunachal Pradesh. A soldier from Assam Rifles was injured in the encounter. Huge stock of arms and ammunition was seized in the encounter and this included Chinese weapons. Therefore, it has been exposed, once again, that the terrorist organisations from the far east receive assistance from China.
Some terrorists from the National Socialist Council of Nagaland – Isak Muivah (NSCN-IM) were hiding in the dense forest near the Naginu village, near the Myanmar border, 310 kilometres from Itanagar. After being tipped off, the security agencies launched a joint search operation, on Saturday morning. Indian Army, Assam Rifles and Arunachal Pradesh police participated in the mission. The terrorists opened fire after realising that the security forces had surrounded them. Six NSCN-IM terrorists were killed in the encounter that followed. One soldier from Assam Rifles was injured in the encounter. Some terrorists managed to escape. A search has been launched for them. But the officials informed that the mission was still not complete.
Six long-range rifles, four AK-47 rifles, 2 Chinese MG rifles, five Kilograms of explosives, homemade bombs, IEDs and other weapons were seized from the site of the encounter. This has busted a plot for a major attack. Chinese hand is suspected in these activities. It is reported that therefore, the investigation will be handed over to the NIA. The terrorist organisation NSCN(IM) is active in Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh and Assam.
Meanwhile, it has already been exposed, in the past, that all the terrorist organisations active in northeast India, receive assistance from China. But the security agencies have succeeded in almost wiping out the existence of these terrorist organisations, in the last five years. Many terrorist organisations and their leaders have laid down arms and have joined the mainstream. Bases of these terrorist organisations in Bangladesh and Myanmar have been destroyed with help from the local agencies and militaries. Many leaders of these organisations have been killed in these operations and some others have surrendered. Therefore, a report published about three months ago, claims that the terrorist activities in the northeast have been reduced by nearly 70%.