In view of this elite operation, here is the listing of 11 facts why the Indian Army deserves a salute.

1. High level planning under the leadership of National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Army chief allowed Indian troops to pull off a daring raid against northeastern militant groups based within Myanmar.

2. Army chief Gen Dalbir Singh had cancelled his visit to Britain to oversee the whole operation.

3. The detailed plans were drawn up for the assault by troops of the elite 21 Para (Special Force) Regiment.

4. The troops were inserted by ALH helicopters and provided aerial support by gunship helicopters of the Indian Air Force.

5.  The operation was driven by intelligence gathered about the militants who ambushed an Army convoy in Manipur’s Chandel district on June 4 and killed the soldiers of the 6 Dogra Regiment.

6. NSA Ajit Doval had also decided not to accompany Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his crucial trip to Bangladesh.

7. Officials at the Indian embassy kept Myanmarese officials in the loop but operational details about the strike were not shared with many people

8.  Operation was cleared by Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself.

9. Modi's recent foreign visits which strengthened India's foreign policy has made this operation possible.

10. In April-May 1995, India and Myanmar had carried out Operation Golden Bird, a joint campaign to intercept a group of NSCN, ULFA and Manipuri militants that was transporting a large consignment of weapons from Wyakaung beach on the Myanmar-Bangladesh coast to Mizoram.
11. Myanmarese military ended its support for the joint operation when India awarded the Nehru Peace Prize to opposition leader Aung Sang Suu Kyi.

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