India’s recent attack on rebel camps inside Myanmar has received wide coverage and has been a topic of discussion all over the world. This attack came as an aftermath of terrorist attack on Indian army wherein 20 soldiers were in an ambush on a troop convoy. This was the first incident in history when Indian soldiers crossed the line of control in order to get back at terrorists. Fortunately, the much publicized army operation has had no effect on the friendly and mutually respectful Indo-Myanmar relations. In fact, Myanmar government has stated that it firmly stands alongside India in its fight against terror.
Myanmar agrees with India on safeguarding the border between the two countries so that Indian North Eastern insurgents are not able to carry out their terrorist activities from across the border. During national security adviser Mr. Ajit Doval’s recent visit to Myanmar, the officials have showed willingness to cooperate with India for further military operations against rebel outfits such as PLA, KYKL, and UNLF who have set up camps in Myanmar across the border with Nagaland and Manipur. By doing so, Myanmar has stressed upon the fact that it wants to remain a peaceful and friendly neighbor who will not allow its territory to be used for anti-Indian activities.