"The military action against insurgents with assistance from the Myanmarese government speaks volumes about India's resolve to fight terror. This is a lesson and a message to all the terror groups that India will not hesitate in going beyond its geographical borders to eliminate terrorists," Javadekar said.

While replying to a query, he, however, refused to comment on if India will carry out a similar strike on Pakistan-based groups plotting terror against India.

Javadekar was speaking to reporters here while outlining the achievements of Prime Minister Narendra Modi government's one year in office.

Eighteen Indian soldiers were killed and 15 others injured in an attack on a convoy of 6 Dogra Regiment in the Chandel district of Manipur on June 4. Two militants were also reportedly killed in a retaliatory fire then.

In the first such cross-border operation, special forces of the Army in coordination with the Air Force had yesterday carried out a surgical strike inside Myanmar, killing nearly 20 insurgents of the groups believed to be responsible for the deadly ambush in Manipur that took lives of 18 soldiers.

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