Guwahati/IBNS: Indian army and police have recovered huge cache of arms, ammunition and explosives of Naga outfit group NSCN (IM) in Arunachal Pradeshs Changlang district.
Based on a specific intelligence input regarding presence of armed NSCN (IM) militants in Miao Bum Reserve Forest area in Changlang district, 9th Rajputana Rifles and Arunachal Pradesh police had jointly launched operation in the forest area on Wednesday.
Guwahati based Defence PRO Lt Col P Khongsai said that, during the search operation conducted in inclement weather and inhospitable terrain, the team successfully recovered a cache of weapons, ammunition and other war like stores.
The troops have recovered one AK-56 Rifle with three magazines and 115 live rounds of ammunition, one point 22 pistol with a magazine and three live rounds of ammunition, one Under Barrel Grenade Launcher, one hand grenade, one kilogram of explosives, 4 stick explosive powder gel, 250 gram explosive gun powder, cordex 1 metre, 1 detonator and other war like stores from the jungle area. Later, the recovered arms, ammunition and explosives were handed over to Changlang police for further investigations.
The recovery of this cache has dealt a severe blow to the nefarious designs of the proscribed group operating in the region.
(By Hemanta Kumar Nath, Guwahati)