Myanmar operation: How Indian army planned an operation so clean, with zero casualties

Myanmar operation: Earlier in the week 20 Indian soldiers lost their lives due to a cowardly ambush against Indian army convoy. This brought out anger from all the corners of the country. Indian government ordered surgical strike against the responsible terror sects in the border. The operation was successful with Zero friendly casualties.

Myanmar operation: Soldiers air dropping from Dhruv helicopters
Myanmar operation: Soldiers air dropping from Dhruv helicopters

Here is how the operation went:

  • The army got on to collecting intelligence soon after the ambush on June 4.
  • Clearances for the operations were heightened. The orders came from the “highest level” .
  • Army Chief Gen Daalbir Singh postponed a visit to Britain while National Security Adviser Ajit Doval cancelled plans to go to Bangladesh with the prime minister.
  • Elements of 21 Para (SF) of the Parachute Regiment were ordered to carry out the strike.
  • The strike team was equipped with assault rifles, rocket launchers, grenades and night vision goggles.
  • The team was airdropped at around 3 AM yesterday from indigenous Dhruv helicopters, just inside the Indian territory near the border of Myanmar.
  • After getting into the ground, the team separated into two groups, each team was allocated a task.
  • The teams trekked through the thick jungles for at least five kilometers before they reached the training camps of NSCN(K) and KYKL.
  • Field orders were passed to take out NSCN(K) and KYKL groups who were believed to be responsible for the convoy ambush.
  • One team was ordered for direct attack while the second formed an outer ring to prevent any of insurgents from running and escaping.
  • Once the teams reached the camps in Myanmar, the operation was carried out with surgical precision, and all it took was 30 minutes to complete the mission.
  • Commandos shot down the militants of the camps in gunfight. Rocket launchers were used to flat-line the opposition. One of the camps was set on fire to bring out rest of the militants.
  • Indian army faced no loss of life during the strike, but managed to put down 38 terrorists.
  • Thermal satellite imagery was also used to track the entire operation.
  • Mi-17 helicopters of the Indian Air Force were put on standby, if anything went wrong on the ground.
  • The teams were back in Indian army bases by 4 AM.

Note: Indian army kept the details of the entire operation sealed. Above mentioned details were speculations and inside source slip-ups and reports from various agencies.