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Myanmar Operation Was Not Covert, Soldiers Were in Uniform: Rathore

Chumthang News Service,
Imphal/15 June/2015: Union Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore said on Sunday that the Myanmar operation was not covert operation but overt and that the Indian Army soldiers were in uniform.He said, “This was not a covert operation. In covert operation, soldiers don’t wear uniform. In this operation, it was overt, our soldiers were in uniform, TV journalists should know all this.” 
About how the operation by Indian Army had rattled Pakistan, Rathore said, “Attack was somewhere else but pain was felt elsewhere. Pakistan reacted, their PM also made a statement. Why even General Musharraf gave a threatening statement. He barely got permission to enter his own country, but threatened India.” On his tweet on the operation attracting criticism he maintained, “It is said attack is best form of defense.1 had to attack but in our country people have a problem with that. Some journalists called me and said that I should not have tweeted on chappan inch chaati.”

The operation in Myanmar was carried out by a crack team of about 70 commandos of the Indian Army who finished the operation within 40 minutes, leaving 38 Naga insurgents dead and seven injured. The decision was taken hours after the Naga militants had killed 18 soldiers in an ambush in Chandel area of Manipur on June 4 and clearance was obtained from Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the night of June 7, soon after his return from Bangladesh, sources had said privy to the details.

Source: North East Today

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