NSA Ajit Doval gave Dhaka visit a miss to plan Myanmar operation

New Delhi, Jun 10: Questions were raised when National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval dropped out of PM Narendra Modi's visit to Bangladesh considering the strong security issues both the nations were to discuss.

Reports are now claiming that the NSA gave the Dhaka visit a miss for he headed to Manipur after the June 4 ambush on the Army convoy in Nagaland. Around 20 Indian Army jawans were killed in the ambush by insurgents.

NSA Ajit Doval planned Myanmar op

Ajit Doval camped along with Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag in Manipur to chart out a first of its kind cross-border operation in Myanmar and inflict heavy casualties on insurgents disturbing India's peace.

Eversince he took over the role of NSA, Ajit Doval is constantly reviewing the security situation in bordering areas and has also taken strong measures.

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As per a TOI report, Over a week ago, foreign secretary S Jaishankar paid a quiet visit to Myanmar, whose details have not been divulged.

Meanwhile, Union Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore informed media persons that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had given the go ahead to the Indian Army for "hot pursuit" of militants into Myanmar in which two militant camps were completely annihilated.

In the first such cross-border operation, special forces of the army in coordination with the air force on Tuesday carried out a surgical strike inside Myanmar, killing nearly 20 insurgents of the groups believed to be responsible for the deadly ambush in Manipur that killed 18 soldiers.

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Elite commandos of the army went a few kilometers inside the Myanmar territory to destroy two camps of insurgents hiding there after their attacks in Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh last week by NSCN(K) and KYKL outfits.

The operation was guided by "specific and precise" intelligence input, highly placed sources said. About 15 to 20 insurgents were killed in the assault, the sources said, adding there were no casualties among the Indian soldiers.

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