Breaking the backbone of terror, special forces of the Indian Army have conducted another surgical strike on insurgent group in Myanmar killing multiple terrorists and destroying their camps. This time the target was Arakan Army which has been raised by another terrorist group Kachin Independence Army (KIA). Arakan Army and the KIA are a part of the coalition of terrorist groups called the Northern Alliance which is supported by the Chinese government.
The strikes were carried out between February 17 and March 3 when everyone was busy discussing the Pulwama attack and its revenge by the Indian Air Force.
Large scale joint operations were launched by the Indian and Myanmar armies. The first phase targeted newly constructed camps bordering Mizoram. Part two targeted the deadly Naga group, NSCN (K); its their camps were destroyed up north around 1000 kms away bordering Arunachal Pradesh.
The terror groups in the area were a major threat to the mega Kaladan Project which will finally end up linking Mizoram and will be a new gateway to the landlocked Northeast. The project will reduce the distance from Kolkata to Mizoram by nearly a thousand kilometres and bring down the travel time by at least four days. (Notably, China has also been carrying out development projects at Kyaukpyu port near Sitwe.)