Security forces have seized a huge cache of arms, ammunition, and other warlike stores from along the India-Myanmar border in Manipur, officials said on April 25.

Defence spokesperson Lt Col P Khongsai said that based on specific intelligence inputs about the movement of insurgents in Manipur‘s Phaikoh and Kamjong areas, along the India-Myanmar borders, an operation was launched and seized arms and other “warlike stores” late night on April 24.

The recovered arms and ammunition included two Lathode launchers with three rounds, one Chinese carbine, two rifles, four 9mm pistols, five rocket propelled grenades and two radio sets.

The seized items were handed over at Chassad police authorities, the spokesperson said.

Khongsai said that in a separate operation in Nagaland, security forces in a joint operation with police apprehended a cadre of Nikki Sumi faction of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland from General Hospital Colony at Athibung in Peren district on April 24.

One point 32 pistol with magazine, two rounds of point 32 live ammunition and one mobile phone were recovered from the militant, who along with the recovered items has been handed over to Athibung Police Station for further investigation.

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