- The other four bombs killed five resistance fighters when they hit the CNA's headquarters near the border with India
- The next day, people in Mizoram also said that a bomb from the Myanmar military operation had fallen there.
The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Thursday, January 19, that India has talked to Myanmar about the bomb that fell on the Tiau riverbed on the border between the two countries on January 10.
MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said that these kinds of things make India worry.
“From what I know, Myanmar did an air operation near the border on January 10 and 11. We made sure that our airspace had not been broken. But on January 10, a bomb hit the riverbed of the Tiau, which is on the border between India and Myanmar… It is said that there is a Farkawn village in the Champai district,” he said.
“These kinds of things worry us, and we’ve talked to the Myanmar side about it,” Bagchi said.
Five ethnic Chin resistance fighters, including two women, were killed in a Myanmar Junta airstrike on January 10 at Mount Victoria, the headquarters of the Chin National Front (CNF) in Chin State on the country’s western border.
In 2021, when the military took over, the CNF was the first rebel group to join the movement to stop it. The National Unity Government (NUG) was in charge of the movement to get rid of the military regime.
Since then, there have been a lot of violent fights in the country, which have killed both civilians and security personnel. People are going to neighbouring Bangladesh and the Indian state of Mizoram to find safety. Since April 2021, the Chin National Army, which is the armed branch of the CNF, has set up multiple ambushes on Myanmarese army convoys, killing a lot of people.
One of the five bombs that the Myanmarese army, the Tatmadaw, fired on January 10 landed in India, in the Champai district of Mizoram. “The other four bombs killed five resistance fighters when they hit the CNA’s headquarters near the border with India,” it said.
The next day, people in Mizoram also said that a bomb from the Myanmar military operation had fallen there. The Assam Rifles, on the other hand, said that there was no explosion on the Indian side.