The move came after a high-level meeting chaired by Home Minister Rajnath Singh and attended by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, NSA Ajit Doval, Vice Chief of Army Lieutenant Gen Philip Campos among others where intelligence inputs were shared.

According to these inputs, around 2O militants belonging to NSCN-K, PLA, ULFA and other groups like the newly-formed United National Liberation Front of West South East Asia crossed the Indo-Myanmar border with the intention of revenge attacks after Tuesday's surgical strikes by Army, sources privy to the discussion said.

The top security establishment took stock of the security situation in the entire Northeastern region and the fall-out of the Army strikes.

The government expressed 'satisfaction' and may order similar strike in future if situation demands as the Tuesday morning Army operation was 'successful', the sources said.

However, the government may exercise precaution taking into consideration the sensitivities involved with regard to Myanmar, where general election is due soon.

Sources said Doval, who will visit Myanmar soon, will brief the Myanmarese leadership about the circumstances leading to India taking the bold step of ordering surgical strike against militants operating from that country's soil.

There have been reports that India informed Myanmar about the Army strikes only after completion of the operation and that upset the Myanmar leadership.

However, government has been maintaining that Myanmar has been informed about the Army strikes 'along the border' well in advance.

The meeting also took note of the NSCN-K's attempt to target security forces since June 4 when militants killed 18 soldiers in Chandel district of Manipur.

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