More than 10 Indian Army jawans of Assam Rifles were critically injured in an IED blast-led ambush attack in Miao circle of Changlang district in Arunachal Pradesh near the Indo-Myanmar border on February 06, 2015.
The IED planted on the road in the remote village in Changlang district, went off at around 2.30 pm when the army personnel were on routine patrol duty. Quickly after the blast – militants triggered heavy gunfire, which forced the army jawans to injure critically.
As per army sources – it is yet not confirmed which militant group launched the attack.
Meanwhile, Arunodoy Asom – in a telephonic interview with our Chief Editor, on behalf of NSCN(K) & ULFA[I] informed the Times of Assam that it was a joint attack against the Indian Army. The source said, “It was not a total success as we failed to capture their weaponry.”
The same source also indicated that the Khaplang group of NSCN is preparing to withdraw the ceasefire with Union of India as it is proved that no lateral negotiation can result in any solution to the sovereignty issue. One of the NSCN(K) leaders Mr. Tikhap is missing, and the whereabouts of the leader is not known to the outfit for the last five months.
It is known from another source that the Pro-Talk ULFA leader Jiten Dutta – who headed ‘C’ Company of 28th Battalion till 2005 – is helping & guiding the Indian Army to trace out the hardliner militant groups’ base camps and sleeper shells in the jungle areas of Indo-Myanmar border.