Myanmar army enters Manipur

After China, it is Myanmar’s turn to give India the blushes. Myanmarese troops crossed the border in Moreh on Thursday and are now prepared to set up a temporary camp at Holenphai in Chandel district, claiming the area is within their country.
The Assam Rifles guarding the India-Myanmar border is yet to issue a statement on the development, but its jawans are said to have intensified patrolling in the area.
The intrusion comes at a time when the Manipur government has decided to set up a committee to review the border fencing work in Chandel, considering the public furore over it.
The Myanmarese army has initiated the ground work for setting up a temporary platoon base camp at Holenphai, 3 km south of Moreh police station close to international border pillar number 76, said village authorities. The Myanmarese CO told the Moreh ADC that Holenphai falls within Myanmar territory, for which they are setting up a camp. He said unless instructed otherwise by his higher authorities, he will not halt work.

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