On Thursday, five rebels belonging to the Manipur insurgent outfit- People’s Liberation Army (PLA) have been deported to India by Myanmar.
They were brought to the Bir Tikendrajit International Airport at Imphal in Manipur through a special Indian Air Force (IAF) flight.
The rebels have been identified as Salam Somendro, Th Kalasana, Nongmaithem Narendra, Taorem Rohen and Loitongbam Rajkumar.
The five PLA militants were arrested by the police in Myanmar near the Chindwin River Bridge in August last year.
The PLA rebels were arrested during Operation Sunrise, which the Myanmar Army had carried out against Northeast India rebel groups.
The rebels have been handed over to the Manipur Police for further investigation and interrogation.
This is for the second time Myanmar authorities have handed over insurgents to India in nearly two years. In 2020, they had transferred to India 22 rebels belonging to six insurgent groups operating in two northeastern states, Assam and Manipur.
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