Around 100 anti-junta rebels of Myanmar’s ethnic armed organisations, namely Chin Defense Force, People’s Defense Force (PDF) reportedly launched attacks on two Myanmar army posts at Zokhawthar, Champhai district, Myanmar on Monday.
As many as 40 Myanmar army personnel, including two officers, crossed the border and fled into Mizoram for their lives following the attack.
They were reportedly airlifted from Zokhawthar to the 5th Assam Rifles Helipad in Moreh Town, Tengnoupal district on an Indian Air Force Mi 17 helicopter, eastern command on Tuesday at 10am. Later, the 5th AR dropped them off at Tamu, Myanmar.
Sources said that the Myanmar personnel crossed the international border to save themselves from the attacks launched by the anti junta forces in their two posts at the border. They made contact with the Indian Authority in Mizoram and took shelter across the border, added sources.
It also mentioned that they stayed the night at an Indian Army camp in Champhai district and they were dropped off the next day at an army base camp in Tamu, Myanmar by the 5th AR personnel.
The Myanmar Army soldiers had surrendered to Mizoram Police following the recent conflict between the Myanmar Army and the CNA/CDF on the Myanmar border.
Due to the recent clash, 39 Myanmar Army soldiers surrendered Monday evening, and another 4 Myanmar Army soldiers also surrendered on Tuesday morning to Mizoram Police.
They were later handed over to the Assam Rifles as per Home Ministry instruction. The Myanmar soldiers are transferred to Moreh by an Indian Air Force helicopter.