Six weapons which include four AK-47 and two Chinese MQ were recovered Credit: Twitter image

Itanagar: In a joint operation, a team comprising of Indian Army, Assam Rifles and Arunachal Police personnel neutralised six active cadres of NSCN(IM) near Nginu in Longding district of Arunachal Pradesh at around 4 am on Saturday, said a communiqué from defence PRO, Sumit K Sharma.

“Based on a specific inputs regarding presence of armed cadres of NSCN(IM), the troops swiftly launched a well planned and coordinated operation in the area,” said the release.

The altercation occurred in the general area Khonsa (approximately 50 km east of Tinsukia), Tirap district in Arunachal Pradesh at around 4:30 am

“On seeing the search by the troops, the insurgents openly fired to flee from the spot. However, the troops retaliated effectively and in the ensuing fire fight six cadres were neutralised,” the letter read.

“During the gun fight, one soldier of Assam Rifles has been injured. After possession, the troops recovered six rifles, ammunition, IEDs and other warlike stores,” the letter read.

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The communiqué also said that the operation is in progress, identification of neutralised cadres and their allegiance to NSCN (IM) faction operating in Myanmar is being ascertained while the injured soldier has been evacuated and is in stable condition.

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