On June 4, 2015, an Indian Army convoy was ambushed in Chandel District, Manipur. 18 Indian soldiers were martyred, in what was one of the worst militant attacks in North-East India in a decade. In response, the Indian Army sent in Paratrooper Special Forces to trace the attackers along the India-Myanmar border and destroy their militant stronghold, before more terror attacks could follow.
It was a classified mission that’s now known as ‘Operation Hot Pursuit’. History TV18 presented the true story of this counter-insurgency operation in a new documentary ‘Special Operations India: Myanmar’, a one-hour feature on March 28 at 9pm.
The Indian Army’s elite Paratrooper Special Forces unit in the North-East were tasked with the mission. The documentary follows these Jungle Warfare Specialists on their deadly mission against the NSCN- K.
The story is told through the experiences of the men leading the operation and the decision makers in India’s military establishment at the time. The narrative relies on the first person accounts of Ajit Doval, National Security Advisor to the Government of India, General Bipin Rawat, India’s current Chief of Army Staff and the Special Forces Team Leader (identity undisclosed) spearheading the assault on ground.
The programme features Manohar Parrikar, Former Defence Minister, General Dalbir Singh, Former Chief of Army Staff and Nitin Gokhale, Defence Analyst and author, who share their insights.
The documentary aired on March 28 is the untold story of India’s counter insurgency operation along the Indo-Myanmar border