No explosion occurred on Mizoram side during aerial strikes in Myanmar: Assam Rifles

A senior official of Champai district said that an official statement would be issued in the matter only after a thorough verification of the details.

January 12, 2023 04:13 pm | Updated 05:29 pm IST - Aizawl

A representational image of an Indian paramilitary soldier stands guard near the India-Myanmar border in Mizoram, India.

A representational image of an Indian paramilitary soldier stands guard near the India-Myanmar border in Mizoram, India. | Photo Credit: AP

Two days after the Myanmar military reportedly bombed a rebel camp along the country's border with India, with some local leaders claiming that one shell fell in Mizoram's Champai district, the Assam Rifles (AR) on January 12 rebuffed the assertion stating that the Indian side was unaffected by the aerial strikes.

Taking to PTI, a senior official of the AR, which guards the India-Myanmar border, also stated that several explosions occurred in the neighbouring country along the International Boundary.

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A senior official of Champai district said that an official statement would be issued in the matter only after a thorough verification of the details.

"I have sent a magistrate of the area concerned to verify the claims being made by some locals. An official report in the matter can be expected by Thursday evening," Champhai deputy commissioner James Lalrinchhana said.

He said that a detailed report will be sent to higher authorities once the verification is done. Lalramliana, the president of Farkawn village council in Champai, however, said that a bomb was dropped near Tiau river on the Mizoram side. “A truck owned by a village council member has been damaged in the explosion,” he said.

The Myanmar military junta, on Tuesday, reportedly launched aerial strikes on Camp Victoria, the military headquarters of the Chin National Army (CNA), one of the most powerful ethnic insurgent groups in the neighbouring country.

A CNA leader in Mizoram told PTI on the condition of anonymity that five people, including two women, were killed and 15 others injured in the attack. The ChamphaI DC said that initial reports received by the administration suggest that eight explosions have occurred in the neighbouring country.

"We have not received any report of casualties as it is not matter of our concern. It is an internal issue of a foreign country," he added.

Mizoram, which shares 510-km-long border with Myanmar, is currently hosting thousands of people who fled the neighbouring country after the military junta seized power in February 2021.

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