Srinagar: The home and external affairs ministries are miffed with Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat’s comments about the country’s operations in Myanmar in 2015, media reports quoting unidentified officials said on Monday.
For the first time, Rawat has confirmed that Indian troops had crossed over to Myanmar two years ago.
Neither ministry has made an official comment on the subject.
At a book release in Pune, Rawat said Indian troops had ventured into Myanmar to carry out raids on hideouts of Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland rebels. He said the Army had inflicted “heavy losses” on the militant camps.
Rawat made the comments at a time New Delhi is trying to get Myanmar’s support to control cross-border movement of Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland rebels and Rohingya refugees.