Myanmar denies India killed rebels on its soil, says won't let foreign attackers use its territory

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jun 11, 2015 07:41 IST

Myanmar on Wednesday denied Indian forces had carried out an attack on insurgents inside its territory, adding it would not tolerate rebel groups using its soil to attack neighbours.

In a Facebook post, Zaw Htay, director of Myanmar's presidential office, said: "According to the information sent by Tatmadaw (Myanmar army) battalions on the ground, we have learned that the military operation was performed on the Indian side at India-Myanmar border."

"Myanmar will not accept any foreigner who attacks neighbouring countries in the back and creates problems by using our own territory," he added.

The official's remarks came in the wake of statements by ministers in India that Special Forces of the army had carried out a surgical strike inside Myanmar to destroy two camps of insurgents hiding there.

The Indian Army launched attacks at two points along the Indo-Myanmar border on Tuesday, killing several militants involved in attacks on security forces. The operation was a response to the June 4 attack on an Indian Army convoy in which 18 soldiers of the 6 Dogra regiment were killed.

The additional director general of military operations, Major General Ranbir Singh, had said on Tuesday that authorities on the Myanmar side were taken into confidence.


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