Bombing near Indian border
The British newspaper The Guardian has said in its report that the Myanmar army has bombed near the Indian border adjacent to Mizoram. According to the report, the name of the camp which has been attacked by the Myanmar force is Chin National Army ie CNN and its camp is quite adjacent to Mizoram. Let us tell you that the border of India and Myanmar passes through the states of Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur and Mizoram and the Guardian has said in its report that Myanmar fighter jets have dropped at least two bombs in Mizoram inside Indian territory. . The Guardian newspaper quoted a rebel commander as confirming the attack. Camp Victoria serves as the headquarters of the Chin National Army (CNA), an ethnic armed group fighting alongside other rebel groups to restore democracy in Myanmar under the banner of the People’s Defense Force (PDF) Is. This training camp is located a few kilometers from the border of the Indian state of Mizoram.
Army strike in Tiau river area
The Guardian newspaper said in its report that another rebel fighter said on the condition of anonymity that Myanmar army fighter jets dropped several bombs on the camp, causing panic. The rebels said that some fighter jets also crossed the Tiau River, which is the border line between India and Myanmar. On the Indian side of Farkawan village in the state of Mizoram, two locals said that two bombs were dropped inside the Indian territory, however, no one was hurt in the attack. Rama, chairman of the Farkawan village council, confirmed the shelling inside the Indian territory, which he said caused “terror” in his village after the shelling and more attacks from violators of border areas. Fear.
How many planes in the bombing?
Rama, chairman of the Farkawan village council, said, “A truck parked near the Tiau River has been destroyed in this bombardment.” He further said, “After the bombing, many injured people crossed the Myanmar border and came to our village, whom we are taking care of.” The bombing was carried out by three fighter jets and two helicopters, he said. At the same time, there was no immediate comment from the Indian Army or the government media. The Guardian has said in its report that according to Indian time, these attacks were done at 3.33 pm. The villagers say that their houses started shaking due to the blasts.
No response from India
At the same time, Indian officials have not yet confirmed the bombing, whether the bombs were dropped inside Indian territory or not? However, an Indian Army official told the Guardian that they are aware of reports that there have been disturbances along the border and are taking stock of the situation. The airstrikes killed seven rebel fighters, including a woman, and wounded more than 20 people in Camp Victoria, according to a rebel commander. They identified the slain insurgents as Salai Wan Ro Piang, Salai Duh Tin, Mae Ngun Heli Par, Mae Sui Len Par and Salai Kil Mang. Airstrikes have become a common tactic of the Myanmar military, especially in areas held by ethnic insurgent forces. Earlier in October, at least 80 people, mostly civilians, were killed by the Myanmar army. At that time, the army carried out an airstrike during a concert in Kachin state of northern Myanmar.
Attack on Camp Victoria
This is the first time that Camp Victoria, a position in Chin, has been bombed by the Myanmar military and targeted by airstrikes by insurgents. Rebel commanders, however, said that they were not expecting an airstrike because of the camp’s proximity to the Indian border. Due to their shared ethnic background, the plight of Chin State civilians and insurgent fighters in Mizoram evokes great sympathy and often becomes a political issue. The border between the Indian state of Mizoram and Myanmar has also become a major route for the smuggling of weapons, supplies and drugs to support rebel fighters. Along with this, migration of people from the border of Myanmar also happens frequently.
Migration from Myanmar to India
Myanmar’s military frequently targets local ethnic groups, and more than 40,000 people have moved to India to escape military violence and live in about 60 refugee camps in Mizoram, while wounded rebel fighters often travel to India for treatment. come across the border. Dozens of people have fled Myanmar to India after the attack on Camp Victoria, according to the commander, while doctors from Mizoram went to Myanmar to help treat the injured, who have not returned to India at the time of writing. At the same time, the entire Chin state remained closed on Wednesday in protest against the air strike.