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Myanmar denies Indian army crossed border to attack rebels

Myanmar says Indian army did not cross border to attack rebels blamed for killing soldiers

Myanmar denies Indian army crossed border to attack rebels

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- Myanmar says India's army did not cross the border to attack insurgents blamed for killing 18 Indian soldiers last week.

Comments by Indian officials have been vague or contradictory about where Tuesday's raids against the insurgents took place. A junior information minister, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, said the Indian troops entered Myanmar with the acquiescence of its government.

Myanmar president's office director Zaw Htay said Thursday the raids occurred inside India and reiterated that foreign rebels are not allowed to operate on Myanmar soil.

Myriad militant groups in India's remote northeast have been fighting the central government for decades, some of them rooted in Myanmar and operating from both sides.


Updated : 2021-09-22 11:44 GMT+08:00