An Army vehicle convoy was ambushed by well-armed terrorists in general area Parlon in Chandel District / Manipur on 4th June 2015. The incident resulted in 18 fatal and 15 non-fatal Army casualties. Two terrorists were killed in retaliatory fire and one AK 47 Rifle was recovered.
The Indo-Myanmar border is rugged and densely forested. The rugged terrain and prevailing trans-border Free Movement Regime are being exploited by the terrorists due to which monitoring of their cross border movement and activities is extremely challenging.
Army is fully alive to the prevailing complex challenges and accordingly surgical intelligence based Counter Terrorism operations are being conducted to neutralize the terrorists.
The intelligence grid has been revitalised. Efforts have been made for seamless interface amongst all intelligence agencies and units conducting Counter Terrorism operations so as to collate, analyse and disseminate intelligence in a timely manner.
This information was given by Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar in a written reply to Shri Ravi Prakash Verma in Rajya Sabha today.